I am getting really angry lately in my work relationships with people who seem to have no idea what it is like to suffer from chronic diarrhea. I'm sure that you all know about the kind of people that I am talking about. These are the kind of people who can last four days at a time without having a bowel movement (sorry, I refuse to say "go to the bathroom" in this forum) without experiencing any pain in the abdomen. These people tend to be repressed, insecure, and intensely fecaphobic. They cringe at the mention of the following words: diarrhea, constipation, stool, feces, and excrement. The use of non-clinical words related to feces makes them revulse in terror. These people have the luxury of choosing to never have a bowel movement in a public restroom. They may have other problems like headaches, but they are never late for an appointment and never miss work because of bowel problems unless the get "an intestinal flu" once a year or so. Many of these people are professionals who are poised and never show any indication of physical pain or discomfort to anyone. They also have a low tolerance for the type of person who would complain about having abdominal pain. The repressed fecaphobic person actually has the ability to have bowel movements on an appointment basis--preferably when there is not a single other person in their dwelling who can hear or smell evidence of their indelicate body function.I want to give these people a dose of laxative like the kind that would be administered to a constipated horse in a large animal veterinary hospital. I want to see such a person experience the kind of helplessness and the debilitating pain that many IBS sufferers experience several times a week. It might cure them of their repression and insensitivity--well, temporarily at least.