Well, this story made me chuckle a little as a farmer friend of mine did something similar - his wife told on him and he'll never live it down. This ole time farm boy and his wife were enroute to town when he gets this sudden #2 urge, stops the vehicle and walks a ways into this fully mature (waiting for harvest) corn field. Probably didn't go far, but he's about 5'8" tall.
Well, about 20 minutes later his wife starts to worry, as he's not back yet. On his way back to his vehicle he gets lost but like any man's man he's gonna keep walking until he hits the road. Well, he can't find a road. 30 minutes pass and the wife thinks something happened to her man and she is yelling his name at the edge of the corn field. Well, about 5 minutes later her cell phone rings and he requests her to honk the horn a couple times. She did and a couple minutes later he calls her again and requests she honk the horn again but for about 30 seconds. He emerged from the corn field 10/15 minutes later.
He's lived in that area for 40 years or so and knows his directions and is one smart cookie in about every way - that day no one else was driving down that road and how he got confused, I'll never know and he doesn't really appreciate it when I talk about it but when his wife was telling the story (same day as it happened) the wife and I about split a gut and he just tried to smile and said he was just checking the condition of the neighbor's corn.
You would have thought he would have just picked a corn row and walked it out being a farmer who has planted corn - why he didn't - he won't tell me.
but that day's events will stay with him to his last day, as his friends will take full responsibility that it does. I think whoever outlives him will tell the story at his memorial service.
Things that have happened to people in hunting & fishing camps, on the job and everyday life - one could write a book and I think it could be a best seller.