Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wordless Wednesday--An Outhouse With A Latch

Sometimes one can be prone to linger in the library bathroom with a gripping recipe book or article on cloth diapering or perhaps the computer?.

However, thoughts of taking a respite in an outhouse, particularly an outhouse used since my childhood named Aunt Mary, is enough to desensitize my olfactory glands.

Now this year's vacation to Canada brought a pleasant addition to our bathroom experience. A screened door had been added to help keep unwanted and pesky bugs from approaching bare ummm . . . . shall we say, parts that lack some quality Vitamin D sunshine.

Said screen door was very helpful. But what I found curious was the latch on the inside of the outhouse. Who am I going to keep out in the middle of the woods? This flimsy latch wouldn't stop a bear. And since the door is a screen, it isn't like a latch will further give me privacy.

I was quite impressed with myself that this latch captivated my thoughts for quite some time, leaving me quite speechless. The best thing that I can come up with as an explanation is that the latch is to deter the life size mosquitoes from attempting to open the door and seek their next vulnerable victim.

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Leonard Family said...

That is a stylish outhouse I must say!

Prasti said...

perhaps there will be another addition the next time you return? :)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

It cracks me up that the door is a screen door, you are right the latch doesn't do much especially if it is a screen door. We have an outhouse up at our families cabin and it has a door with a knob and a lock, the lock always cracks me up too.

Prasti said...

lol! i didn't mean to suggest another baby...though that may not be a bad thing ;)