Primitive: FOWC #4

Details of Fandango’s challenge can be found here:

We take so much for granted in our modern world.
We watch films and see our heroes and heroines surviving in the roughest of conditions, one leading lady even hacking her long locks off resulted in a perfect cut and blow dry for the cameras.
But how often do you see (or it’s implied) that said heroes and heroines need the loo?

We are fortunate in today’s society to have indoor plumbing, running water and thank heavens, flush loos.
I can still remember visiting an aunt and uncle whose lavatory was a shed at the bottom of the garden. I was desperate for the loo, but the stench hit me as soon as I went through the back door, let alone reached the offending shed and its contents. Everything went on hold!
But at least they had one, as not that many years beforehand one privy serviced an entire street.
Now that’s primitive.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Primitive: FOWC #4

  1. Fortunate primitive geniuses… this is what we are :))

  2. Michael says:

    Yes, I remember the backyard toilet and the sanitary man having the job the empty them.

    • E-ew. but someone had to do it! Funny though, when we had the cesspit and the farmer came to empty it, I didn’t think anything of it and it’s the same principle (well the emptying bit) isn’t it.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Hear Hear! Thank goodness for indoor plumbing and advances in sanitation! 😀

  4. Fandango says:

    Yes, having an outhouse, as we call them here, is definitely primitive. Good take. Thanks.

  5. I would rather hold it than go someplace that is nasty, but when you really got to go sometimes you just hold your nose and grin and bear it.

    • I am rather odd as I cannot go in a field or behind bushes either. Mum instilled in me to ‘go’ before we went out and that habit has stuck with me all my life. It’s a standing joke actually.

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