You know the poo gag will have to come out eventually. Hopefully, I have done it tastefully. Eewww~
Smelly fun fact number 8 – I suspect I have like straight intestines cause I need to poo poo like 2 to 3 times a day. Either that or I have irritable bowel syndrome which is a more logical explanation but crazy imagination is more fun to a cartoonist!
Because of my weak stomach, a lot of things can actually trigger me to have the runs. For instance, I need to stay away from my favourite food like spicy food (curry, laksa) , raw food (salmon sashimi), cold drinks (bubble tea), hard to digest food (beef steak). It sure is annoying to have a weak stomach when Singapore is a food paradise! The only consolation is sometimes I do get my doodle inspiration during these private moments.
Smelly fun fact number 9 – I have a selection criteria for choosing a public washroom to poo.
Even when I need to use the washroom urgently to make a deposit, I am still insistent that the washroom must be clean. If the washroom is not clean, I will hold it in with my sheer willpower and look for a clean washroom. My younger brother can attest to this in our Seoul trip where I insisted on walking to a shopping mall a few streets away on a few occasions just to use a clean washroom.
In addition, I look for a washroom with privacy so that I can poo in peace. Washrooms situated near train stations is a big no no! Only a flimsy, thin door guards our privacy in public washroom’s cubicles and you know how people will attempt to push the door to test if the cubicle is occupied even when the sign at the lock says it is!
And people shouldn’t get to smell my poo. I mean what if I become a famous cartoonist one day. I don’t want my fans coming up to me and say “Oh Rusty Superstar, I ran into you at the washroom the other day and *giggles* I smelled your poo poo!” That would be totally unglamorous!
Of course, I am being ridiculous on the stardom thing! People shouldn’t get to smell another person’s poo because it is simply smelly. Well, except baby poo. Somehow the mix of baby powder and their simple diet makes babies’ poo smells kind of acceptable. So I give my major respect to nurses, care-takers, parents who not only have to smell other people’s poo but actually clean up the poo. It is a very noble job that you are doing!
Alright, I am going to end here abruptly cause I need to use the washroom! Ahem… I mean to get inspiration for the next comic strip. 😛