Dear Auntie Linda, I am in my fourth year of college and just humiliated myself so badly in class I don’t think I can ever go back. We were having a test and I was trying to wait till the end of class to go to bathroom, since we couldn’t leave during the test. As I stood to turn in my test and leave, I lost control of my bowels and soiled myself in front of the whole class. If that wasn’t bad enough, I slid in it and fell making a long streak on the floor, soiling my clothes further, and even the test. The professor looked at me and said, “Just drop your test in the trash. Call me to schedule a makeup for you later.” Some of the class laughed before they got control of themselves, but most tried to act like they didn’t see anything. The smell was horrendous. I am so humiliated I don’t feel I can go back to class, but I have to have this class to graduate in the spring. What in the world do I do” Deep Doo Doo
Dear Deep, When you call your professor to reschedule, let them know how you are feeling. Perhaps some alternative can be worked out to spare you the embarrassment of going back to class. If not, go back to class. The first time will be the worst. It will be awkward, but don’t give up on your plans over this. Probably after the second return to class, people will have little interest in you. The less said, the better. Auntie Linda
Dear Auntie Linda, I work for a financial institution and carelessly failed to reveal information at my job that ultimately cost my supervisor her job and cost the company millions. No one knows the information is in my files but me. I know if the information comes out, I will lose my job and could face prosecution. I don’t feel comfortable working here any longer, and fear I may blunder and expose what I have done. I never dreamed I could end up in this position. My ex-supervisor has no idea I made this error and am to blame for her termination. It is difficult to face her when we meet in public. How in the world do I protect myself. I can’t sleep nights. Feel like a bum.
Dear Bum, You need a lawyer, now! Auntie Linda