The Talker – “The funny thing about this is there’s poop coming out of my butt, RIGHT NOW”
Conversation’s great, but like masturbation, it has a time and a place – not the office bathroom. The only exception is if you have a close enough relationship with a co-worker and there is nobody else within earshot.
The Talker who, regardless of having developed a comfortable relationship with a co-worker, may engage in inane conversation.
The Talker is typically a higher-up with little or no concern for propriety and considers this a privilege of status to make you listen while he/she is shitting. The Talker applies the same office politics to office bathroom politics. In his/her mind, you have to listen to The Talker toilet lecture for the same reason you can’t answer your cell phone during a meeting.
If you are ever engaged by a Talker, take this as a slap in the face. This person thinks they’re better than you and isn’t afraid to show it. The conversations, you will notice, always revolve around their interests.
If you’re stuck in the toilet with a Talker, you are forced to abstain from pushing and end up having a lousy experience of your own.