Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Peeing over the side.....

This week I visited Ali from canal world Forums for a fine cup of coffee and discovered a rather fantastic solution to the inappropriateness of young ladies using the outdoor lavatory for a pee; a bucket. I am of course, a fan of natures lavatory, but it does become rather inappropriate when it is sunny and there isn't anywhere appropriately secluded lacking various forms of harmful foliage. An asset such this is essential when living afloat because the loo fills up rather more quickly for ladies compared to gents (due to reasons already mentioned). In addition, when only pee is contained in the bucket it can be lobbed over the side – which I assure you is a far more refined gesture (for me at least) compared to trying to pee over the side. The actual loo is reserved for times when reading may be appropriate. I am now, I know you will be delighted to hear, the owner of a lovely new blue bucket.

The other advantage of the blue bucket is it makes the loo itself seem so much more attractive, and anyone that knows about these things will realise that that is a miracle!


Blogger Adam said...

further proof that boating is the Devil's activity... you are floating caravanners and you know it!

The flush toilet is among the greatest benefits of civilisation.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Yeah - remind me never to eat something cooked on a narrowboat again!

1:27 PM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

We do wash our hands you know! =O)

1:40 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

... in the canal.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Whitewater said...

A great idea but to be the bearer of bad news, even bucket size could be considered pollution, that's why sea toilets are sealed when they come on to the thames,so chucker beware. An alt is to pee in the shower( so i am told ) and in your case would help warm you up

5:20 PM  
Anonymous heth said...

There's nowt quite like a few toilet anecdotes to see me chuckling through the day. Thanks!

12:13 PM  

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