Ya'll, I was in Spin Class this morning and I heard something so distressing that it has not escaped my mind all day. In fact, I'm not sure I will ever be able to forget this as long as I live. My instructor made a little quip about some woman that got stuck on the toilet for 2 years. I thought she was joking until several people chimed in and actually knew what she was talking about.
How did I miss this? I don't even know how to voice my feelings. I just Googled this and it is true! I had somewhat hoped that maybe I had gotten punked. Apparently, this woman had a boyfriend who brought her food and water for 2 years and then finally on 2/27/08 decided to call somebody to get her some help.
WHAT! How do you leave somebody on the toilet for 2 years? He basically said that he would ask her to leave the bathroom but she would say she didn't want to come out. I have no words. OK, maybe a few. Where was her family, friends, etc.? I mean, does this need to go on the back of a driver's license like organ doners? Do I need to make a living will stating that I do not want to be left in a bathroom, specifically sitting on the toilet for so long that my SKIN GROWS TO IT?? Let me shout it to the mountaintops of the internet THAT I DO NOT WANT TO BE LEFT IN A BATHROOM FOREVER!
Clearly, the woman was not stable. I read that apparently she had some kind of tramatic childhood experience. So maybe this woman had a mental excuse but WHAT ABOUT THE BOYFRIEND?? There's no way any normal person would leave someone in a bathroom for 2 years!
This is going to haunt me.
Here's a statement from a neighbor. "It really doesn't surprise me," Ellis said of the bathroom incident. "What surprises me is somebody wasn't called in a bit earlier." Ya think?