Wordless Wednesday–An Outhouse With A Latch
Sometimes one can be prone to linger in the
library bathroom with a gripping recipe book or article on cloth diapering or perhaps the computer?.
However, thoughts of taking a respite in an outhouse, particularly an outhouse used since my childhood named Aunt Mary, is enough to desensitize my olfactory glands.
Now this year’s vacation to Canada brought a pleasant addition to our bathroom experience. A screened door had been added to help keep unwanted and pesky bugs from approaching bare ummm . . . . shall we say, parts that lack some quality Vitamin D sunshine.
Said screen door was very helpful. But what I found curious was the latch on the inside of the outhouse. Who am I going to keep out in the middle of the woods? This flimsy latch wouldn’t stop a bear. And since the door is a screen, it isn’t like a latch will further give me privacy.
I was quite impressed with myself that this latch captivated my thoughts for quite some time, leaving me quite speechless. The best thing that I can come up with as an explanation is that the latch is to deter the life size mosquitoes from attempting to open the door and seek their next vulnerable victim.