Vomiting for dummies

June 10th, 2013 · 70 comments

Mike spotted this in one of the restrooms at his Atlanta office. As amused as he was by the snarky comment-ALL CAPS-clip art combo, “I can’t say I disagree with the note,” says Mike. “That’s just gross.”

PLEASE DO NOT THROW UP IN OUR SINKS a sign like this shouldn't be necessary in a professional office environment Proper way to throw up Please remember to flush after you vomit. And to the person that did that in the sink and didn't even bother to clean it up, WHY DON'T YOU JUST WORK FROM HOME, YOU BIG LOSER! AS OF MAY 29, 2013 THIS HAS NOW HAPPENED AT LEAST 3 TIMES in 2 weeks on this floor! STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY!

related: Don’t vom in the urinals, either

FILED UNDER: Atlanta · bathroom · clip art catastrophe · most popular notes of 2013 · office · vomit


70 responses so far ↓

  • #1   jay

    They are actually lucky it happened in the bathroom. I have worked retail and seen it in trashcans or just in a corner.

    Jun 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   nativefloridian

      Trashcans are at easier to clean than sinks. Throw the bag out, maybe rinse the can, no need to touch the stuff. But the floor…I’m sorry.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 9:11 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Beatus Mongous

      My kids like to throw up on ME!

      Jun 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   The Elf

      They’re just expressing themselves.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 11:40 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   TammyD

      A friend worked in a clothing store and said one time, a child (about 3) pulled down their pants and poohed in the corner of the store. The mother saw it happen, didn’t scold him, acted like it was totally normal, paid for her items and left. I’d be mortified, explain to my child that they can’t do it, tell someone that worked there and apologise, ask for paper towels and clean it up myself.

      The comments on the tanning salon rubbish bin urine posts have a lot of similar stories (some from ADULTS doing this, not children!) and makes me lose my faith in humankind.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 8:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Marci

    Someone’s probably pregnant :( morning sickness isn’t fun. And throw up is gross.

    Jun 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   a-Arialist

      Yep, morning sickness is bloody awful. Doesn’t justify throwing up in the sink and not cleaning it up, though – use the loo!

      I have been pregnant at work and never thrown up in the sink, and neither have any of my colleagues, one of whom had morning sickness so severe she was hospitalised. If she could manage to make it to the loo, there’s no excuse.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 3:03 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Mel-K

      Unless Mike is in a unisex toilet a la Ally McBeal, this may be in the men’s toilet.

      Somehow I feel very sad that this clip art exists, but not surprised it is needed if some hungover fool needed to vomit after a big night out.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 5:27 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   The Elf

      Anyone else a little disturbed by the phrasing “pregnant at work”. I mean, it’s not like you can choose to be pregnant at home and not pregnant at work…….

      Jun 11, 2013 at 6:36 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   H for Toy

      Maybe she got pregnant at work, and she works in Vegas, so it had to stay there.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 7:01 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Beatus Mongous

      Hey, come on, Vegas isn’t THAT bad.

      Nevermind. It is. I need to move.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   redheadwglasses

      What if the stalls were occupied and she couldn’t wait?

      Jun 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   pooham

      Then use the trash. Priorities:
      1) toilet
      2) bucket
      3) trash

      Jun 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   kathlynn

      Or if they had the stomach flu? I tried to make it to the bathroom once, and no I couldn’t hold it much past the door of the gas-station/restaurant. Luckily there was a garbage can near by (else it would have been on the floor)
      (and no I didn’t actually want to go in the building, but it was demanded by the drive that I do so. “it will make you feel better.” bull)

      Jun 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   LI

    The note writer should be on their knees in front of a toilet thanking the Lord that the person made it to a sink instead of hurling on the floor. There are actual reasons for using the sink. Throwing up the the toilet causes spash-back. Sometimes the sink is closer. The standing up position can make the vomiting easier. Maybe they did toss their cookies in the toilet, then went to the sink to rinse and got MORE sick. And yeah… morning sickness sucks.
    That said, I can’t think of nearly as many legit. reasons for not at least attempting to clean up the vomit after you’ve used the sink. The only one that seems reasonable is: cleaning it up made me want to vomit more, so I called building maintenance and left them a tip. A large tip.

    Jun 10, 2013 at 9:21 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Lil'

      Wrong – there are no legit reasons for using the sink unless you are charging for the toilet and the vomit is coming out of your mouth, making the sink the closest receptacle you can reach before it hits the floor. Other than that, I do not care if you prefer the sink. It’s not sanitary. And if you are sick, then I’m doubtful you are going to take the time to properly sanitize it before the next person comes up and is exposed to your filth or virus. About morning sickness, yeah, it sucks, but take your morning sickness into the stall, vomit in the toilet and flush it. You don’t get a pass to be a pig because you are pregnant. Furthermore, if you prefer to use the sink, but you are too grossed out to clean up your own mess, well think about the janitors and coworkers who now have to deal with your mess. Do what you want at home, but when you are in an office, public restroom, or other shared space, have some consideration.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 7:31 am   rating: 49  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   H for Toy

      Hahaha consideration!

      How’ve you been feeling, Lil’?

      Jun 11, 2013 at 9:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Lil'

      Hey, H! That Gatorade tip you gave me helped me so much! I haven’t even touched a can of ginger ale since I tried it. Unfortunately, I forgot my bottle this morning, so I’m toughing it out until lunch. I feel awful right now, but I vow to use the toilet if this morning sickness gets the better of me.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 9:55 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   kermit

      Sorry, but as not-pregnant person I can’t sympathize with this at all.

      Being sick sucks and if you’re sick, you can’t always help where you toss your cookies.

      If we were talking about drunk people then okay, I can see demanding consideration from people who are that shitfaced.

      But for people who are honestly sick (pregnancy or whatever), throwing up in the sink should be acceptable. They’re sick enough as it is; they shouldn’t make it worse by subjecting themselves to additional e-coli and toilet splash back.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 11:58 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Beatus Mongous

      I’ve never had splash back from vomiting in the toilet, but I’ve had plenty of splash back from vomiting on a tile or linoleum floor. Hard, flat surfaces ricochet the stomach goo more so than any bucket of water would. Sinks aren’t usually full of water, so I’d imagine the splash back would be worse in a sink than in a toilet. So, unless you’re high-diving your vomit from an 8-foot A frame into a toilet, or you’re putting your face 3 inches from the water, I don’t buy the “splash back” argument.

      Also, your average toilet is much cleaner than your average phone or refrigerator handle. The porcelain provides an uninhabitable surface for germs, the chemicals used for cleaning are very strong, and the flushing instantly rinses almost all of the nasty germs away. Whereas who washes their hands every time they open the fridge or answer the phone?

      Jun 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   L

      I used to puke at school a lot. Don’t know why, seeing as I haven’t since I left high school except for once where I coughed so badly I tore up my throat and triggered my gag reflex (yay throat infections) and once when I had a fever.

      I’ve totally thrown up in sinks. My classrooms used to have sinks and I just didn’t make it to the bathroom. Or out of the classroom. Also once I missed the trashcan going to the bathroom and I felt so freaking bad about that.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   TammyD

      Having recently dealt with morning sickness, I have to say, sometimes you cannot make it to the toilet in time. When it’s coming up, you can’t stop it and find the closest thing. However, I’d never CHOOSE to puke in the sink instead of the toilet and I’d clean up after myself. I puked in my garbage can at my desk and instead of letting the cleaning woman deal with it, I disposed of it myself. Some people think others need to deal with their gross messes, which is a selfish attitude to have.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 8:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Laura

    I don’t want my face that close to a public toilet, thanks. But having thrown up in a public restroom sink before, I cleaned up after myself.

    Jun 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   LI

      Nevermind getting your face near a public toilet… I wouldn’t want to kneel on most public restroom floors. :P~

      Jun 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   TammyD

      Why can’t you simply bend over? Not hard.

      Jun 22, 2013 at 8:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Nahhh bang

    Bulimia: You’re doin’ it wrong.

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:06 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   nikki

    I mean… it sucks to be sick and have to throw up, but I am a little shocked at all the pro-sink vomiters commenting here. If you can’t make it I understand but… Yeah, toilets are gross, but they are equipped to easily deal with the … chunkier… bodily functions like vomiting. Most sinks have drain grates or plugs and don’t really let larger substances down, making them ill suited for barf. Also, sinks, especially in public bathrooms, are meant for washing hands. This person could have some kind of bacteria or flu. :( I’ll admit to having drunk-barfed in a sink before, but I cleaned it up and felt pretty embarrassed about it.

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:26 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   redheadwglasses

      That’s the key: Clean up after yourself so no one ever knows you puked in the sink. That’s easier to do, though, if it is chunk-free.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Who passed out the Haterade?

      Ditto. Unless the last person didn’t flush or the water supply isn’t chlorinated, the odds of getting another illness by using the toilet are negligible. Especially compared to the odds of getting someone else sick when they have to clean vomit particulates out of the sink.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Dalamara

    So, if I throw up in the sink at work, I can work from home? BRB!

    Jun 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Poltergeist

    That man is about to give a blowjob to the toilet’s water erection.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 1:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   H for Toy

    What ever happened to throwing up in the trash can and throwing the bag in the “facilities” dumpster?

    Jun 11, 2013 at 7:06 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   sandra

    I was headed to the toilet, then remembered
    it can’t handle
    big jobs.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 8:11 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   The Elf

      But was it private for us ladies?

      Jun 12, 2013 at 11:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   jennyb

    if it has happened multiple times in a short period of time, esp. in the men’s room- I’m betting someone is getting chemotherapy. If that is the case, they should not be hovering over a public toilet. However, cleaning up after yourself is not only a niceity, but an expectation. If that were the case, I’d have a bucket lined with heavy duty trash bags and paper towels at the ready in my office or stashed in a safe spot to avoid the whole sink issue, then toss them in the dumpster after I’d tossed my cookies.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 8:50 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Beatus Mongous

      I think it’s more likely the aftermath of drinking, or just a weak stomach. A coworker of mine vomits at the mere mention of cockroaches.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Wilma Jo

    I had a stomach flu come on me at work once so suddenly and so violently, all I could do was hurl in the trash can next to my desk. And I was glad it was there. I was so grateful to the janitor who was my friend, he got it out of there instantly. I got in my car and came home. Bleah!

    Jun 11, 2013 at 9:13 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   L

      I have puked in every school I’ve gone to. I missed *once* and puked like three feet next to a garbage can because I just didn’t make it (and the garbage can was like 20 feet from the bathroom, where I then puked more), and felt so freaking guilty, but the janitors at my high school were really nice, at least, and had it cleaned up by the time I left the bathroom.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Henry

    Oh well. Unless you make love to the sink in a public or workroom bathroom, you have nothing to worry about. I assume nasty things have happened in public sinks. The puker could have rinsed away the evidence, and then everyone would have continued as if nothing had ever happened. At least this way everyone got a warning.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 10:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   pooham

    throw up, vomitus, barf, spew, hurl, blow chunks, toss cookies…

    I grew up with the phrase throw up. The way most of the other ones sound make me want to do it. I’m like Will Ferrel on Four Chrismases, “I’m gonna do it too!” It was the one thing I couldn’t handle when my kids were little, so ex always had that chore.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 11:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Madrias

    How hard is it to PUKE IN THE BLOODY TOILET!?

    I grew up being taught to either vomit in the toilet, the trash can (thereby the bag can be replaced), or if I’m feeling particularly pukey, grab a bucket.

    What do all of them have in common? They’re all designed for disposal of chunky waste. The bucket can be dumped and washed out, and works well for the ‘by the bed’ factor of being sick. You know, the sudden urge to vomit where you’ll never make it to the toilet.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   kermit

      By all means, puke in the bloody toilet. And then wonder why you’re still sick longer than you otherwise would be. Your immune system must really enjoy the work-out of that E-coli in your system.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Ash

      Kermit, I was taught at a young age to always puke either in a toilet or, if I can’t make it there, into a trashcan with a bag for the easiest possible clean up. All the times I’ve been sick into a toilet I have never once had that experience, and neither has anyone else I know. Unless you’re doing something weird like licking the bowl, you’re highly unlikely to ingest the amount of bacteria necessary to get an infection. Plus, as stuff is still coming out of your mouth when splash back happens it would be really hard for water to move “upstream” and into your mouth in the first place. If that still doesn’t convince you, you should at least have the courtesy to use a trashcan instead. Using a sink when you have other options is just rude to whoever ends up cleaning it.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   kermit

      If you’re sick, you’re already immuno-compromised, so exposing yourself to toilet germs is a bad idea.

      Cleaning up sink vomit isn’t that big of deal. Chewed up food with stomach acid mixed in dissolves quite easily and is not really that much of a big deal to clean up – certainly no more of an inconvenience than cleaning up a trash can with the same contents.

      (There have been plenty of studies to show that uncovered toothbrushes left around the toilet tank have E-coli on them, by the way)

      Jun 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   Lil'

      Kermit, I just cannot agree with that. If a person has a contagious illness and vomits in the sink, the people following him/her are at risk. You are talking about how the sick person’s recovery could take longer, but how many times are you going to vomit at work before you know you are sick and need to go home? By vomiting in the sink to make your recovery faster, you are increasing the likelihood that people who weren’t even sick will now become sick. You vomit in the toilet once, you go home and recover E-coli free.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   Ash

      Kermit, if you can show me a scientific study that proves a link between vomiting in the toilet and contracting E. coli, I’ll believe you. Until then, I’m going to go by my own (and everyone else I know’s) personal experience which says that doesn’t happen.

      And the toothbrush thing happens because stuff gets aerosolized after flushing, not splashed, so it’s kind of unrelated here. Nothing from the toilet gets aerosolized until after you flush, so if you were really paranoid about getting E. coli you’d never flush a toilet or even go into a bathroom at all when you have a compromised immune system. And that would be really nasty.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.6   Beatus Mongous

      Kermit, unless you’re dipping your hands in the toilet water and rubbing them on your face, or dipping your face in the water, you aren’t being exposed to E. coli anywhere near as much as touching the door handle or the faucet knob.

      If your toothbrush is riddled with E. coli, I suggest you don’t brush with it after using it to clean the toilet anymore.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.7   Ann

      Kermit, who says the person is immunocompromised? There are other reasons to throw up. If someone’s in such bad shape that using a public restroom will somehow make them sicker, why are they even at work? Every time you flush, it sends up a cloud of tiny water droplets that could contain germs. The doors and door handles have germs. Heck, every surface you ever touch–apart from expressly sterile surfaces–is smothered in germs. You’re not getting more of them by throwing up into a toilet than you are using it the other way around. Well, unless you’re licking it, sure, but that’s a discussion for another comment thread.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Redhead

    OMG. this is a true story about vomiting in the office sink. we had on bathroom to be used by all, one bathroom, one stall. well, one day a women throws up in the sink then comes out yelling, “does anyone have a colander?”
    (to strain the puke, so it is easier to remove)
    YIKES!

    Jun 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Lil'

      That is so disgusting. And by the way, who the hell has a colander stashed in their office?

      Jun 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Beatus Mongous

      I have one in my pocket, along with my hoagie and extra beer.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Lil'

      That’s a hoagie in your pocket? I thought you were just happy to see me.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 6:34 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   Beatus Mongous

      My happiness is contained in the other pocket.

      Jun 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   redheadwglasses

    My coworker has a colander at work this month. Kidney stone. (They want you to keep it so they can test its chemical make-up.)

    I have puked in a porta potty. Puking in a toilet is substantially better.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   redheadwglasses

    Okay, parents, what is your opinion?

    One night, I spent the night at my boyfriend’s and I wasn’t feeling well. When we went to bed, I asked, mostly jokingly but for future reference: “If I wake up and have to puke and I don’t have time to get to the bathroom, do you want me to puke in the bed or on the floor?” He insisted the floor. I would have thought he’d say the bed, since you can gather up the blanket/sheets and wash them, but the carpeted floor is a whole ‘nother matter.

    After some debate, he just said, “let me get you a waste can.”

    Jun 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   kermit

      Carpeted rooms are the worst idea ever unless you have cleaning OCD issues and don’t mind it. Puke buckets are a great solution no matter what flooring you have.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   H for Toy

      Yeah, I’m with Kermit.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   Liz

      I agree with Kermit, too. Puke buckets are a good solution. Growing up my mom always made us carry around a puke bucket when we had a stomach flu, because sometimes you just can’t make it to the toilet no matter how hard you try.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Tom

      Puke bucket, for sure. Or just a stainless steel mixing bowl. It’s hard to clean the carpet, but it’s out of the way at least. With the bed, it’s not like the puke sits there, not soaking into anything. It won’t take long for it to get straight into the mattress. I wouldn’t be a big fan of sleeping on that even after cleaning. Also, it’s going to be damp for the remainder of the night from either vomit or water/cleaning fluid, so you’d have to sleep somewhere else. The bed is really the worst place I can think of to vomit. Also, you’re in the bed so it’s likely you’d get vomit on yourself as well. I guess the only saving grace might be a vinyl mattress cover, but I hate those.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 10:01 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   L

      For little kids, you might want to think puke… bowl… not bucket. Buckets with high sides can be hard for kids and then they miss.

      Also I like the idea of using a plastic tablecloth over the couch and setting them up on that. Easy to wipe down/hose off, still comfy if you sacrifice ONE small blanket (or really big towel), everybody’s happy.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 5:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   guest

    Could it be that someone is just pouring vegetable soup down the sink?

    Jun 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Lil'

      Hmm, food for thought…(See what I did there?)

      Jun 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Urgh

    Yeah, maybe you can’t make it to the toilet. But the note says this is the THIRD time in two weeks. If you’ve been sick once at work, I’d expect you to start taking precautions, keeping a trash can by your desk, or just not coming in. And you should DEFINITELY clean up after yourself.

    I remember when I was at primary school, my Mother had been called in to collect my sister, who wasn’t feeling well. When my sister went to get her things from the cloakroom (not really a room, more the back area of the classroom with coat pegs and sinks and two toilet stalls), she threw up in one of the sinks. My Mum rushed over and tried to catch the vomit in her hands whilst herding my sister into a stall. My Mother then preceded to clean the chunks of carrot, sausage and potato out of the sink with her bare hands until the teacher came over and told her not to worry about it.

    I also had a friend who took a bowl and a towel into work when she was pregnant, because she had severe morning sickness. She knew she might not always be able to make it to the bathroom, and it could be occupied, etc. So, she threw up in the bowl, covered it with the towel and took it across to the bathroom to flush it.

    Yeah, it’s not pleasant, especially when you’re already feeling ill, but it’s your responsibility to at least try and minimize the danger/unpleasantness for others.

    Jun 11, 2013 at 6:57 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Littlest Hobo

    That is so gross! Frankly if you’re feeling ill, stay at home if there’s a possibilty of it being contagious! If it’s morning sickness, make sure you’re near a bathroom. I moved my station when I was working so I could be. I was off every ten minutes. My colleagues were great and supplied me with ginger beer and dry toast which always seemed to help. But chucking in the sink is NOT common courtesy! Ewwww!

    Jun 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Mysty

    Vomiting in the sink is gross, but this comes from someone who lived in college dorms for four years and had to see people try to dump their leftover pasta and stuff down the sink. People even put notes on the mirror saying the pipes couldn’t handle it, but it kept happening- several times a week, even.

    Of course, being that I suffer from chronic stomach problems, I’ve found myself in the position of not making it to the toilet. In high school I ended up yakking on the floor once, and some kids were making fun of me about being hungover. I told them that unless they wanted to clean it up themselves they’d shut the hell up. Silly kids.

    Jun 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Cheri

    I have to admit I threw up in the sink in the break room at my work when I was pregnant with my first. I was stupid about how morning sickness works and hadn’t eaten anything yet that morning (so there wasn’t much to throw up anyway) and I cleaned up after myself. I did freak out a couple of co-workers that happened to be there at the same time, but more because they thought I was sick than anything. They calmed down when I told them I was pregnant. Learned my lesson though, I never went to work without eating something first again.

    Jun 13, 2013 at 8:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   danbingbing

    what about having a small paper bag on you (like the ones given in the airplanes), especially if you anticipate it (hangover, morning sickness, etc)

    Jun 13, 2013 at 9:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Josephine

    A chunder blunder?

    Jun 13, 2013 at 10:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Pkay

    I think a small trash can lined with a few plastic grocery bags should do the trick.

    Jun 14, 2013 at 1:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Missiletoe

    Honestly? Even if I make it to the toilet to puke, I will try to puke into the trashcan or puke bucket instead. And there is a VERY good reason for this. I’ve been sick enough before that the act of vomiting was so violent it caused me to have diarrhea at the same time. NOT A GOOD THING IF YOU’RE PUKING INTO THE TOILET. Now every time I have to puke I sit my ASS on the toilet and vomit into the trashcan/bucket just so I don’t shit my pants again.

    THAT is the proper puking technique.

    Jun 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up