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8/18/07 5:56 P

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OH Yeah!!!

Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.

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8/18/07 7:11 A

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Isn't indoor plumbing wonderful???
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8/17/07 11:20 P

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My mother had experiences with outhouses when she was a kid back when the eatons catalogue was the world's worst wallpaper

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8/17/07 10:29 P

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OMG...... a rattlesnake in the can......YUK!!!

Our biggest problem was Red-Back Spiders under the seat. More than a few people have been bitten on the you know where by one those little nasties.

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8/17/07 10:10 P

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My grandmother (paternal) had an outhouse in the middle of the yard part of the property (4 or 5 acres). That outhouse stood there until my early 20's. It was halfway between the house and the pool (they put the pool up where my parents mobile home stood when they first got married)....anyway....my grandmother was a meticulously clean woman so we were not allowed in the house after swimming until we were completely dried (so as not to track grass into her kitchen)....which meant we HAD to use that outhouse. I still remember the time I almost relieved myself on a rattlesnake curled up inside the toilet! I would much rather deal with lack of toilet paper!

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8/17/07 5:25 P

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Man I may not be able to ever stop laughing ever lol

The horrible part every word is true

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8/17/07 4:50 P

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Oh Ania............ what a story & oh so true. emoticon emoticon

Crystal, I remember the outhouses from my childhood. In Australia they were called a Dunny or thunderbox.

My greatest fear was having to go to the dunny after dark because my Dad would tease us kids about how Jack the night-man would come to get us when he collects the cans.

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8/17/07 1:51 P

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You know what I hate is when I go to the bathroom AFTER eating at a resteraunt, and its eaither filthy or no soap and or paper towels. Then I get to thinking how the people who prepared my food use this bathroom too...yuck!

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8/17/07 11:26 A

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Oh my, I can just imagine, gives me the shivers!! I have been to a few horrible outhouses too, but I was so shocked to find the bathroom I did in a 'very nice' restaurant!
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You don't want to hear my bathroom stories of the "outhouses" I have had to use in Guatemala and Nicaragua!! Let me just say one word...COCKROACHES (about 2-4 inches long)!!! I think I mastered the hovering technique there!!

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8/17/07 10:31 A

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Yes, that is so true, sadly!! But, a funny story anyway!
The strangest bathroom I have been in was in New Mexico, at a restaurant. While I was waiting for the food, I decided to go there, and pushed open the door to the ladies' room. It was a very large room, with no lock on the door, and no stalls, just 2 toilets side by side, and a sink. I was desperate enough to use it, and just hoped no one would open the door while I was 'using the facilities'!! I was lucky, but, I don't ever want to experience that again!
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8/17/07 8:19 A

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Isn't it sad just how true this is??? LOL!!!

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8/17/07 7:21 A

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When you have to visit a public bathroom, you usually find a line of women, so you smile politely and take your place. Once it's your turn, you check for feet under the stall doors. Every stall is occupied.

Finally, a door opens and you dash in, nearly knocking down the woman leaving the stall.
You get in to find the door won't latch. It doesn't matter, the wait has been so long you are about to wet your pants! The dispenser for the modern 'seat covers' (invented by someone's Mom, no doubt) is handy, but empty. You would hang your purse on the door hook, if there was one, but there isn't - so you carefully, but quickly drape it around your neck, (Mom would turn over in her grave if you put it on the FLOOR!), yank down your pants, and assume ' The Stance.'

In this position your aging, toneless thigh muscles begin to shake. You'd love to sit down, but you certainly hadn't taken time to wipe the seat or lay toilet paper on it, so you hold 'The Stance.'

To take your mind off your trembling thighs, you reach for what you discover to be the empty toilet paper dispenser. In your mind, you can hear your mother's voice saying, 'Honey, if you had tried to clean the seat, you would have KNOWN there was no toilet paper!' Your thighs shake more.

You remember the tiny tissue that you blew your nose on yesterday - the one that's still in your purse. (Oh yeah, the purse around your neck, that now, you have to hold up trying not to strangle yourself at the same time). That would have to do. You crumple it in the puffiest way possible. It's still smaller than your thumbnail .

Someone pushes your door open because the latch doesn't work. The door hits your purse, which is hanging around your neck in front of your chest, and you and your purse topple backward against the tank of the toilet. 'Occupied!' you scream, as you reach for the door, dropping your precious, tiny, crumpled tissue in a puddle on the floor, lose your footing altogether, and slide down directly onto the TOILET SEAT. It is wet of course. You bolt up, knowing all too well that it's too late. Your bare bottom has made contact with every imaginable germ and life form on the uncovered seat because YOU never laid down toilet paper - not that there was any, even if you had taken time to try. You know that your mother would be utterly appalled if she knew, because, you're certain her bare bottom never touched a public toilet seat because, frankly, dear, 'You just don't KNOW what kind of diseases you could get.'

By this time, the automatic sensor on the back of the toilet is so confused that it flushes, propelling a stream of water like a fire hose against the inside of the bowl that sprays a fine mist of water that covers your butt and runs down your legs and into your shoes. The flush somehow sucks everything down with such force that you grab onto the empty toilet paper dispenser for fear of being dragged in too.

At this point, you give up. You're soaked by the spewing water and the wet toilet seat. You're exhausted. You try to wipe with a gum wrapper you found in your pocket and then slink out inconspicuously to the sinks.

You can't figure out how to operate the faucets with the automatic sensors, so you wipe your hands with spit and a dry paper towel and walk past the line of women still waiting.

You are no longer able to smile politely to them. A kind soul at the very end of the line points out a piece of toilet paper trailing from your shoe. (Where was that when you NEEDED it??) You yank the paper from your shoe, plunk it in the woman's hand and tell her warmly, 'Here, you just might need this.'

As you exit, you spot your hubby, who has long since entered, used, and left the men's restroom. Annoyed, he asks, 'What took you so long, and why is your purse hanging around your neck?'

This is dedicated to women everywhere who deal with a public restrooms (rest??? you've GOT to be kidding!!). It finally explains to the men what really does take us so long. It also answers their other commonly asked questions about why women go to the restroom in pairs. It's so the other gal can hold the door, hang onto your purse and hand you Kleenex under the door!

This HAD to be written by a woman! No one else could describe it so accurately!


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