From time to time, I think it's safe to say that the vast majority of us have issues when it comes to keeping things ticking... down there.
Although the consequences might be amusing to the more immature among us (and I include myself in that), it's certainly no laughing matter for the person suffering.
If you've ever changed up your diet, you'll know that things can easily get backed up, or you may have the opposite problem, and find yourself rushing to the restroom every 10 minutes.
Well, one man recently found himself struggling to keep things moving, and found himself in a bit of an ethical dilemma afterwards, specifically, concerning his wife and her actions. Things got awkward for the couple after the husband started the Keto diet, and it left him feeling a little backed up.
In a post on Reddit, the anonymous man explained that his Keto diet has been good for many things, such as weight loss, but not so much for his digestion.
"The only downside so far is I have been getting constipated fairly regularly," he explained. Concerned, he mentioned his problem to his wife and magically a few days later, he was dealing with the opposite problem - as he put it, "violent diarrhea."
If your body is trying to clean itself out, there's usually a good reason for it, but anything described as "violent" is probably not good news. When he finished up in the bathroom, "after what felt like an eternity," the writer checked the label on the fiber pills he had taken to help him "loosen up" down there, but there was nothing that led him to believe diarrhea was a symptom.
"I finally told my wife and she started laughing at my frantic story," he continued. "I started getting (annoyed) asking her why she was laughing and she confessed she might have put too much laxative powder in my protein shake."
He realized his wife was serious - she had spiked him with laxatives, and he wasn't happy about it.
"I got so angry I started yelling at her and she got defensive saying she was just trying to help me," he wrote. "Do you think I'm overreacting?"
As is usual on Reddit, the community was split in opinion, but most people in the comments agreed that it was not cool for his wife to sneak laxatives into his food.
"That is really dangerous, you don't just give someone what is essentially medication without telling them," one person wrote. "Your wife did a stupid, stupid thing and you have every right to be very angry."
And someone else agreed that what his wife did was messed up, on a few different levels. "If you were venting about how this was all upsetting to you and her response was to laugh, then I have a hard time thinking that she was just trying to help you," the person commented.
"Laxatives can be dangerous and I really don't see how the joke is funny," another person added. I tend to agree with this comment - presumably, she had no idea if her husband was allergic to something in those laxatives!
But some people thought the writer was at fault for yelling at his wife over this.
"I'm never in favor of displays of temper and yelling," one person wrote, though that person also conceded that what his wife did wasn't smart.
"Yelling at your wife is not okay, given that she only tried to help you," the person wrote, perhaps missing the point that the wife had really crossed the line here.
"Never yell at women," another person commented.