In 1975 I was stationed in the Canal Zone while in the United States Military and in reading your you site it brought back memories I would like to forget, but since I remembered I might as well share them. I was downtown Panama City shopping when of course the unexpected feeling of a major movement came upon me. It should be noted I had been in the Zone some time and had thought my stomach had become accustomed to the local food but I was big time wrong. I ran into a bar located on a side street and upon going inside, I knew I had screwed up because as a military person I noticed this bar had been listed as off limits however when nature calls you sometimes have no other choice the to take the chance of a Court Marshal.
Once finding the bathroom and sitting down to do my business the local police and the Military Police must have came in because all of a sudden there were six others three males and three females in the stall with me. As I sat there I had no other choice but to finish what I was doing which was not a very pretty picture to say the least with the females speaking Spanish and pointing at me and the three male soldiers making comments about my last meal. Well the authorities must have left after some time and there was a mad rush out of the bathroom with the soldiers who had been in the stall with me running from the bar outside.
To this day I am still not sure if they ran from the bar because of the smell or the Military Police who might come back