Thursday, December 30, 2010

What Bathrooms?

I still find it weird that nobody poops in stories.  And it's not like I particularly want to see or read about it.  It's just that, it is a very core part of human existence.  Every other aspect is shown or implied, but excretion is not.

In stories, we have mention of travel, breathing, eating, bathing, and even sex.  But it is far rarer to come across somebody bringing up using the bathroom.  The only time it happens, somebody either gets killed along the way or finds some incredible thing.  Nobody simply excuses themselves and then returns.

I wonder if it is because of our culture or because it is unnecessary to the story that we omit bathroom usage.  I understand that a great deal of things go on that don't get mentioned in stories, so there is a valid point of them being ignored because they are inconsequential.  However, if we are trying to represent humanity and life realistically and honestly, then it seems odd that we would take such great lengths, but still leave this out.

Is there a way to do this and remain classy, or at least remain not gross?  Try it out and let me know.

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