Truck Driver Makes it to Dunkin' Donuts Restroom Just in Time

By Curtis Riboflavin

Published December 18th, 2016

COLONIE — A truck driver on the Northway narrowly avoided embarrassment — and a change of drawers — when he pulled into Dunkin' Donuts to use its restroom in the nick of time Tuesday.

"This was the closest I have come to crapping my pants since I was 16," said Gary Munny, a Canadian truck driver hauling not only his 18-wheeler along I-87 south, but a load of digested burritos too.

Munny, 55, said he felt "like I was going to shit my pants" around Exit 8 at Halfmoon.

"There was a sense of urgency in my intestines. I know it well," Munny said. "I just want to thank Dunkin' Donuts for really coming through in a pinch. And I do mean ‘pinch’ in the literal sense because I nearly pinched a loaf in my undies."

Munny, an unmarried man who resembles an obese version of actor Brendan Fraser — but with blonde hair and a much larger nose — turned on his radio to preoccupy his mind and avoid a disaster.

But that strategy backfired when he heard "I Feel It Coming" by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk.

"Great tune. Wrong time," Munny said.  “It seemed like I was destined to make a mess in the car."

That’s when he hit Exit 4 at Albany Shaker and Wolf roads, which for Munny was a road to salvation.

Munny said while driving down Wolf Road he saw that Dunkin' Donuts was open, so he ran in and politely, but with urgency, asked donut salesman Willie Raisens if he could use the restroom.

"I had no problem with it," Raisens said. "This poor guy was in a panic. I knew he didn't have much time. We're trained on the night shift to be ready for road shitters. I told him to take a deep breath. I calmly directed him to the restroom to conduct his business. It happened without incident."

Murray Helmut, who was eating a glazed vanilla crème donut at the counter, offered Munny words of encouragement and stood guard to make sure no one entered the bathroom.

"The last thing he needed was a turd burglar knocking on the door," said Helmet. "He had some work to do and let me tell you, it was pungent. He got there just in time. We've all been there. I mean, he's from Canada and I'm an American but we’re all the same. We all have to shit. And, I'm sure he'd do the same for me."


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