Whether it’s the house of someone you’ve just started dating or a new friend, pooping away from home can be all kinds of anxiety-inducing.

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In fact, using a different toilet can be so traumatic, some people flat out refuse to do it. But what if you can’t avoid pooping at someone else’s house? Here are some of the steps you might have taken, attempting to navigate this weirdly intense situation.

1. Under no circumstances am I pooping here today.

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
I will hold it in for as long as I have to.

2. Suddenly, poop is all I can think about.

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
Let me think of something else. Anything else.

3. Is there such a thing as poop anxiety?

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
The more I think about pooping, the more I need to poop.

4. My body has a mind of its own.

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
Wait, that’s not a good sign.

5. Best to avoid the following outcome.

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
Not today, Satan.

6. Can’t hold it in any longer.

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
Now is the time for bravery.

7. Christmas can’t come fast enough. And by Christmas, I mean poop.

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
Please, Santa.

8. Why is it suddenly so quiet?

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
Can everyone hear me for, like, five square miles?

9. This isn’t so bad.

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House
But did I lock the door?

10. Is it written all over my face?

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House


Does everyone know what just happened? And if they do... is that maybe OK?

11. Achievement unlocked.

11 GIFs That Perfectly Describe the Panic of Pooping at Someone Else's House


I am invincible! Until next time.

Amy Mackelden is currently developing a show called MS Is My Boyfriend, about what multiple sclerosis is really like. Follow her on Twitter @AmyMackelden.

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