If you hate the porta-potties at Cesar Chavez Park, you’re not alone. People hate them wherever they’re found. Women athletes hate them, per this discussion on Team estrogen — Women’s cycling forum. Males don’t love them any better, if you believe Steve Tilford, bicycle racer. Women who are not athletes form a sizeable chorus of porta-potty haters. For example, Kelly Pickler, country singer, returning from a USO tour: Loved the troops, hated the Toilets . Lynn, a forest fire-fighter, gives porta-potty user guidance. Suzanne, an Orange County blogger holds forth on her experiences with the stinky cabin. There’s no love lost for porta-potties on the web sites of Cassie Mae, nerd and chocolate addict, or the Not that kind of girl blog, or the voice of a self-described Hot Mama in Los Angeles .
A number of web forums ask their members about the topic. Yahoo! Answers poses the question, use the porta-potty or pee outside? A social forum asks, should you provide porta-potties at your wedding reception? Readers weigh in on porta-potties in an opinion poll on SodaHead, a poll on MyLot, and a Poll on CollegeNet. There’s a ripe collection of porta-potty stories on Experience Project.
If this passage in a novel, Geomancer’s Compass, is to be believed, a child’s experience in a porta-potty could traumatize them for life.
And in case you thought porta-potties were gross only when full, here’s a seriously gross rant about being the first user.
And a (kind of) funny prank, Candid Camera style, to close it out with a laugh: Trapped in a Porta-Potty
Feel less alone already?