sad man at a desk in front of a bathroom

Sometimes you can’t hold it…and that might just leave you out of a job!

A recent Reddit post about a job interview that went horribly wrong has recently gone viral. Sure, people bomb job interviews all the time, but it’s not every day someone bombs their interview because of the bomb they left in the toilet!

/reddit user Sensitive-User-1601 shared the tale of the office bathroom woe this week. He was in the final stages of a job interview and one of the many perks of the gig was a… “fantastic pot of coffee.”

Now, the staff at Poopable knows how coffee can affect the colon. And so did Sensitive-User-1601.

“I gladly accepted because I like free stuff…of course coffee did what coffee does and before I knew it I had to use [the] bathroom”

At this point, our poor pooper had essentially nailed the job interview. The company had him sitting at a computer to fill out onboarding materials, all but ensuring he had the gig. The questions included hard-hitting queries such as, “What kind of snacks should we stock for you?”

But then, as Sensitive-User said…the coffee did what it does. And he made a rush for the bathroom.

No, there wasn’t an unfortunate accident like some of the many your humble writer has documented on this very site.

Not only did he make it to the bathroom on time, he found it be quite delightful

“It was a really nice bathroom with Poo Pourri and everything. I really was able to relax and let it all out.”

Unfortunately, after a weekend of partying, he found he had quite a lot of mass to avail himself of…and he didn’t think to do a courtesy flush…or a flush at all!


After using a copious amount of toilet paper, he left this fancy unisex bathroom with bowl filled with the remnants of two days worth of bar food.

As he was blissfully filling out his paperwork, essentially guaranteed his dream job, he saw a woman go into the bathroom he had previously utilized. Then he heard a gasp. And then, through the closed door, a shout of disgust.

“Ahhh, what the!?!?”

The not-to-be-co-worker flushed the toilet, but unfortunately the mass of poop and TP led to a massive clog and while the bathroom had many fantastic features, a plunger wasn’t one of them. Toilet water got all over the floor as it overflowed and workers frantically tried to find a way to clear the blockage.

“I was the only new person in the building so of course everyone knew it was me. I tried to just pretend like I was on my computer the whole time and they didn’t yell me or anything they just delt with it.”

Kudos for the workers to not poop-shame, but at the end of the day, they still judged him for his actions.

“I finished my paperwork but I never heard back from them even after I tried to follow up.”

Should you be judged for clogging a work toilet? Absolutely not! But you have to question the person who doesn’t automatically reach for that flush lever after finishing their business (or, ideally, throughout the process).

But we can’t help but feel for this unemployed pooper who missed out on a great opportunity thanks to a grumbly tummy.

Have you ever had a bad workplace poopable situation? Share it with us, and we might spread your tale of woe (anonymously, of course. We want you to keep your job!)

By Jeff G

In other organizations Jeff would be known as the Managing Editor. However at Poopable, he is the Head Creative Poo (HCP). His online writing has received hundreds of millions of views. Thankfully he has not had nearly as many bathroom breaks. Jeff prefers his bathroom clean and tranquil, which is ironic considering the amount of time he spends in dive bars.