Monday, May 4, 2009

Read this ONLY if you like Poop!

This is Bapu's Bathroom. This is the bathroom that Gandhi used when he was alive. We lived in India and it wasn't uncommon to see men urinating along the side of the road or people squatting in a field as the train rumbled by.

It isn't unusual for people to use the bathroom. It is a comforting place that provides relief and a potentially hygienic outlet to empty yourself.

We have three flushing toilets in our house, and they are all used quite frequently, though not quite so clean due to little boys learning how to use the potty correctly. Even when we camp, we designate a particular spot to pee and poop. If you have to go #2, you simply dig a hole and cover up #2 with the recently moved dirt.

All of this is to say that I never thought anyone older than 4 would use my backyard to go to the bathroom. I will spare you the details. But as I sat down to enjoy some solitude with the Lord this morning, I looked up only to see someone relieving themselves (pooping) in the back of our yard--thinking that the trees hid him.

Nope. It didn't work. I could see him.

I am in shock. And I had gotten to the point of talking myself out of walking to Subway and the park. (It has been a rough day.) We would stay home.

But I just couldn't do it after this turn of events. I felt slightly contaminated and too grossed out to go play near the poop.

I comprised. I hastily made lunch and we drove to the state park.

I didn't have the park pass. I think God knew that I was about ready to break down into tears. The kind woman working waved us through.

It should have been fun.

But it wasn't.But I did get some good pictures.


Sarah said...

What a crappy morning! The bright news-it had to have gotten better.

Hi! My name is Janet. said...

one time i was walking down the forest path in Germany, and as I turned a corner, I happened upon an elderly woman squatting beside the path. I had JUST heard the day before a story about that happening to someone else. haha. I turned and high-tailed it back the way I came. There were PLENTY of places that would have been more secluded. I don't know what she was thinking!

Wendy Kay said...

Unbelievable! I can't believe some guy took a dump in your back yard- he must have been desperate. I hope you don't mind I'm laughing! Funny, it wasn't so uncommon in Ukraine either to see someone "going" just along the road or something, esp. in the country. I guess you have to do what you have to when there's a lack of public bathrooms!