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AIBU to think that eating while on the toilet is inexcusable, especially if you have a guest?

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WeAreEternal Fri 08-Mar-13 19:58:20

I visited a friend earlier (I had to take the day off as DS was home 'sick' from school, so though we would pop round and see my friend) She invited us to come just before lunch and said she would make us someone to eat.

My friend suffers from suspected IBS and was suffering with an upset stomach, she was making trips to the toilet every 10 minutes or so.
we made lunch and sat down to eat but she still needed to make frequent trips to the toilet and in the end, after 5 trips and about 4 mouthfuls of food she picked up her plate and took it with her. When she came back 10 minutes later she had finished her lunch.

I was a bit shocked, I would never dream of eating while on the toilet.
I also suffer from a sensitive digestive system and have to avoid certain foods or I end up with an upset stomach and feeling rather ill, in that situation I couldn't imagine eating.

However, my friend seemed to think it was completely acceptable and when I told her how shocked I was she laughed and said she often eats meals on the toilet when she is suffering with an upset stomach, she spends so much time on the toilet that she needs to do other things while in there or nothing would ever get done.

AIBU to think there is just no excuse for ever eating while on the toilet.

Well unless you have chocolate and want to hide it from the DC, that is the only acceptable excuse.

eccentrica Sat 09-Mar-13 08:44:47


That will help me stick to my diet anyway. Every time I feel tempted to eat today, I'll just come back and read this thread again.


WeAreEternal Sat 09-Mar-13 19:23:46

AngelWreakinHavoc If you bothered to read my PP's you would see that he wasn't sick.

Maggie111 Sat 09-Mar-13 19:48:10

YANBU - that's disgusting!!

I completely understand why she does it, but if that was me I'd just put my plate to one side and say "looks like I'm not well enough to eat this today"

And then go and sit on the toilet with it after you've gone....

To be fair she obviously thinks you're close - and to her it must be so normal after such a prolonged period living with IBS but YAKKK I could never eat in her house again! shock

MummyPig24 Sat 09-Mar-13 19:50:08

That sounds bizarre and utterly unhygienic. Eating whilst shitting, no thanks!

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