Saturday, August 13, 2011

DUMPSTER DIVING : sickroom toilet

I love a man who's willing to go this far for comedy.
          Whoever left this NEXT to the dumpster instead of INSIDE it must have thought, "It's new, still in the plastic, it would be a shame for this lovely wheeled sickroom toilet to go to waste! Someone will want it."
          They probably envisioned some decrepit old person in the throws of some depressing illness spotting the little toilet out by the dumpster and crying, "Oh, how delightful! I was just NEEDING one of those nearby because I keep shitting myself uncontrollably. This is a good day indeed."
          When Anthony and I spotted it, we joked and then I said, "You know, someone should really take it over to the senior center downtown, I bet THEY could easily find someone who needed it."
          Anthony was like, "Well, go ahead then."
          I stared at it. It's obviously new and unwrapped. But it's still a toilet. By the dumpster. A grim little sickroom toilet. Reminder of the inevitable indignities of old age and failing health.
          I walked away, feeling guilty.
          But not before we had Anthony pose for me to take a silly picture, both of us giggling like assholes.

1 comment:

  1. Aaaahhhh... I love potty humor! And actually a very sweet thing you guys did 'cause I'm sure someone could "really" use it. Might even make a nice plant stand for the patio, you know with a spidy plant sitting in it. A real conversation piece! Maybe give it a name like 'caboose.' Nah...

    Now I'm wondering who dumped it there in the first place. I'm picturing some grumpy old guy like Walter Matthau or Jack Lemmon from "Grumpy Old Men." Maybe one of their grumbling pals regifted to someone amd they got pissed and tossed it out.

    The chair has a story.... I like your 'end' of the tale! :-) Hope someone is sitting on it right now and enjoying it! :-)