Dunnies I have used

Being a Kiwi I have a view on what a good dunny should look like, and how it should operate. For example, on the back of the door there should be a place to hang your motorcycle jacket and camel back. There should be toilet paper available, and there should be somewhere to wash ones hands after one has availed ones self of the facilities.

Well yesterday at a gas station I had a rather desperate need to avail myself of the facilities – it was the chillies you know!! After some increasingly desperate gesticulating, I ascertained the direction I should head. So off I go loosening the camel back as I went, and undoing the required zips on the jacket and pants. Got to the building in a state of some disarray clothing wise, only to be confronted with this hole in the ground, water flowing everywhere and no paper! Bother I said, well actually it was a word that rhymed with lugger!!

I desperately rearranged clothing and rushed out on to the gas station forecourt, pleading with my mates that I needed paper urgently, finding no sympathy at all!! I might add here that ones supply of dunny paper is jealously held and not loaned even to a best mate. So with sphincter bulging I undid my luggage, found the precious stash of paper and headed back to the WC. It was at this point I found there was nowhere to hang the jacket and camel back!!

I now ask you to picture the scene there. I was crouching like a Fox Terrier all available arms holding jacket and camel back clear of the torrents of water, and trying to keep my precious paper dry for the critical moment. I tell you, a circus juggler could not have done better! I emerged to the cheers of my mates, a lot more comfortable convinced that the traditional Kiwi dunny is better, but that after 10 more weeks I may master the Silk Road version.

3 Responses to Dunnies I have used

  1. Bob Fletcher May 7, 2005 at 1:44 pm #

    What could we say to top the images associated with that little story! Unsympathetic lot, those mates of yours. Try a McDonalds Big Mac next time – its safer. Great to see that you have’nt encountered any significant problems in the journey so far. Hope your not still carrying the “kitchen sink” on the back of your bike. Keep up the great stories.


  2. Bob Fletcher May 7, 2005 at 1:51 pm #

    Bit of a slip. The comments I intended under the story “Dunnies I have used” ended up under the Hospitality story. Not very computer savy of me. Next time I’ll get it right!

    Best of luck for the challenging parts of the jouney ahead.

  3. Jo Morgan May 8, 2005 at 2:41 am #

    Bryan AKA the Captain has also has ıssues wıth the bıdet facilitıes that are common here. A jet of water came out of a hotel room door when he turned ıt on full ;just to see what happened;. Plumbing is very creatıve here and the varieties of pıpıng that comes ınto most rooms (often going nowhere) ıs mınd blowıng.

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