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Dave Gray
06-10-2012, 06:05 PM
A knock on the door. A young guy says, "This is going to sound kinda weird. Can I use your bathroom?" My wife says, "No, you can't. Sorry."

Another day in the new community.

tigerregis
06-10-2012, 06:25 PM
Too new to have trees?

David G
06-10-2012, 06:31 PM
I was testing you.

Guess what grade you got.

Donn
06-10-2012, 06:38 PM
The appropriate answer would be "I imagine you can, but you may not."

Inflection should be dripping, as if it had been spoken by "Charles" in M*A*S*H.

skuthorp
06-10-2012, 06:41 PM
She thinks, "Not before I spend half an hour cleaning it".:D

Dave Gray
06-10-2012, 06:52 PM
I may have let him in, after all, I think he was trying to be responsible and not get cited for public indecency. My wife has other ideas about who she lets in the house.

Apparently we live on a major walking and bike route from Elk Rock Island to the city of Milwaukie.

Joe Dupere
06-10-2012, 07:03 PM
I may have let him in, after all, I think he was trying to be responsible and not get cited for public indecency. My wife has other ideas about who she lets in the house.

Apparently we live on a major walking and bike route from Elk Rock Island to the city of Milwaukie.

I wouldn't have to let him in. Our outhouse is perfectly serviceable for riff-raff like him. We save the sawdust bucket inside for the folks on our A-list. :D

seanz
06-10-2012, 08:04 PM
A knock on the door. A young guy says, "This is going to sound kinda weird. Can I use your bathroom?" My wife says, "No, you can't. Sorry."

Another day in the new community.

"Hi, can I case your house and rip off your wallet from the hall-stand?"

Flying Orca
06-10-2012, 08:08 PM
I live in the ghetto. I also suffer from IBS, and I would not hesitate to offer a stranger the use of my washroom if he appeared to need it. Not too many folks on this thread appear to value what that guy said about loving thy neighbour.

Paul Girouard
06-10-2012, 08:12 PM
I guess it would depend , if it was my wife home alone , and a guy at the door , the answer would be no. If I where home , it would still be a very odd request from a stranger to use the bathroom, and it would depend on time of day , how the guy looked , if he was alone or walking with a wife / women / child. So very situational , it's a tough world out there , and no one wants to become a statistic on the evening news by being dumb.

Paul Girouard
06-10-2012, 08:16 PM
Apparently we live on a major walking and bike route from Elk Rock Island to the city of Milwaukie.



Humm , that's along walk from Portland, Or. as your profile states your location as.

Maybe you moved there ? You mentioned that I guess. Why doesn't the city of Milwaukee, you spelled it "ie" or Portland add some porta potties on such along route?? Hehehhehhehe

Mrleft8
06-10-2012, 08:17 PM
I'd just shoot him, and be done with it...

Jim Bow
06-10-2012, 08:22 PM
Milwaukie is the correct spelling. It was named after the city in Wisconsin. Later, the one in WI changed the spelling.

I spoke with the contractor who was building the play area at Spring Park, which you walk through to get to the island. He said the community, Island Station, did not want a rest area because of crime worries. Now that the Trolley Trail has opened, you might have a few more requests to use your facilities.

Shang
06-10-2012, 08:36 PM
I live in the ghetto. I also suffer from IBS, and I would not hesitate to offer a stranger the use of my washroom if he appeared to need it. Not too many folks on this thread appear to value what that guy said about loving thy neighbour.

Aw heck...been there too, both on each and endless each. Haven't you too so too?
Most recently, one of my students, a young lady from Japan at my door, who was embarrassed but desperate.

We're all human, guys, and stuff happens...

Paul Girouard
06-10-2012, 08:47 PM
I'd just shoot him, and be done with it...

That would solve a few problems and create a few , so I say go for it.

Note to self , don't ask to use Lefty's bathroom if attending the WBS Margo party.

bobbys
06-10-2012, 08:53 PM
I would have asked...

No. 1 ..

or.

No 2?.

If he said No 2 and had both hands holding his butt i would have known it was no joke.

Course i consider me self a expoit on humanity...

pumpkin
06-10-2012, 09:18 PM
About 15 years ago during a snowstorm I opened the door and found a homless man standing on my stoop. He was living in his car and didn't have enough gas to make it through the storm. I looked around the block and wondered why he chose my house. I shrugged and let him in. He showered first and washed his clothes, then I fed him and he spent the night. I don't know why but I left him there when I went to work the next day. He was gone when I got home and even if a few dollars in change had been pillaged I wouldn't have minded. I've never seen him again.

I've never had someone ask to use the bathroom but I'd probably let them.

PeterSibley
06-10-2012, 09:29 PM
I asked to sleep on a porch or in the shed once, just before it snowed . The woman called hubby and he and 4 friends arrived 3 minutes later, I was given 5 minutes before they started hunting me. Very generous and the result of an enthusiastic negotiation.

seanz
06-10-2012, 09:32 PM
I live in the ghetto. I also suffer from IBS, and I would not hesitate to offer a stranger the use of my washroom if he appeared to need it. Not too many folks on this thread appear to value what that guy said about loving thy neighbour.

Neighbours? They don't have to ask. Just go around to the back, there's an old toilet that was the original plumbing for this house, external access, not locked.
They know it's there because when the earthquake took out the sewers down the road, our sewer was fine.

botebum
06-10-2012, 09:47 PM
Honestly? I'd hand the guy a wad of toilet paper and tell him exactly where he needed to go on my property.
He'd have his privacy but not be anywhere near my home or shop. There's a comfort in accommodating someone in need without feeling endangered. A well lit property helps.

I've not been robbed or burgled in the years I've been here. I spend over a month away from home at times. I have two neighbors that can see my house from their windows. Both are older women living alone. One is 84 and the other is 68.

My neighbors and I shoot targets and skeet together sometimes in my field. Those old ladies can shoot!

You are all welcome to be an unidentified person trying to get into my home or shop.

You will be the first stupid moron to try and succeed.

Doug

skipper68
06-10-2012, 10:01 PM
If it's good enough for Bears... NO. The 9MM or the 22. They had plans......

Gib Etheridge
06-11-2012, 12:55 AM
Quote....."Apparently we live on a major walking and bike route from Elk Rock Island to the city of Milwaukie."

Perhaps you would do well to install an outhouse. You'll be glad to have it for your own use when there's lots of company or there's no water. Maybe you'll even make some new friends.

Dig it deep so you never have to do it again. Read this first.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=chic+sale&sts=t&tn=the+specialist&x=47&y=8

Leave a tips jar on the seat.

David W Pratt
06-11-2012, 06:31 AM
It is a measure of the civility of Wickford that there is a public bathroom behind the City Hall Annex in the middle of town and a porta potty on the town dock.
Also, people, by and large, pick up after their pets and there are 17 privately maintained benches on the sidewalks.

Mrleft8
06-11-2012, 08:53 AM
That would solve a few problems and create a few , so I say go for it.

Note to self , don't ask to use Lefty's bathroom if attending the WBS Margo party.

This is why we have an outhouse. And I even hooked a logging chain and come-along to it this weekend to level it up..... Over the course of the last few rainy years, it sort of settled into a Lay-Z-Boy recliner kinda position.... It was nice that the door shut automatically, but getting back up into a standing position after doing ones duty, was becoming increasingly problematic.....:D

Paul Pless
06-11-2012, 08:59 AM
This is why we have an outhouse. Speaking of bathrooms and lefty, must remember to pick up some kind of funky frog to leave with Doug and Carter. . .

Mrleft8
06-11-2012, 09:12 AM
Speaking of bathrooms and lefty, must remember to leave some kind of funky fog with Doug and Carter. . .
How thoughtful of you..... We have purchased stock in GLADE just for the occasion.

bobbys
06-11-2012, 09:14 AM
A knock on the door. A young guy says, "This is going to sound kinda weird. Can I use your bathroom?" My wife says, "No, you can't. Sorry."

Another day in the new community..

This is a Gypsie tactic to get in and case the joint..

One knocked on my old Aunts door to pretend to be the Flower guy then tied her up and robbed her.

TomF
06-11-2012, 09:25 AM
If I get robbed, so be it. I've let folks use the washroom, but have walked them to and from. I've had young kids who spontaneously are about to burst, and Herself has had GI tract troubles off and on over the years.

That said, I'm not so worried about my own safety. It's a bit different, when we're talking about Herself or my daughter, though.

Mrleft8
06-11-2012, 09:44 AM
One night, when I was about 15, there was a knock on the door as I was getting ready to take a nice evening shower... My parents were out for the evening at a dinner party, and my sister was off learning how to be sensitive or something....
Well.... I was in my bathrobe, and not in a mood to deal with strangers at the door, so I hid in the hall closet..... The knocking on the door got louder, and a voice said: "I saw you in there! Please let me in! I NEED to use your bathroom NOW!"..... Well.... The voice had that certain sound to it.... So I got out of the closet, and opened the door, and because the bathroom was right there by the back door, it was kind of obvious where it was, so..... The guy darted in to the bathroom, and proceeded to blow the whole room off the foundation. He wasn't kidding about his urgency..... When he was done, he turned on the vent fan, flushed multiple times, and spent plenty of time washing is hands.... When he came out, he thanked me, apologized, and left.
Turns out he was a fairly well respected lawyer (As "respected" as any lawyer can be, I guess....), who was out with his mistress, and couldn't risk being recognized in any public places.... Shortly there after, his indiscretions came out, and his future political aspirations evaporated.... So.... This should be a lesson to all of you..... Somehow......

Paul Pless
06-11-2012, 09:49 AM
Okay, thanks for that lefty.