Saturday, August 16, 2008


Dear Makers of Porta Potties,

How I appreciate your product. It's so nice to know I can "go" anywhere I please when your product is around. Slightly gross at times, but highly convenient. The handy little lock, the tp at the ready and now even supplied with Purel to wash my hands with. Great idea, especially for one Purell "freak".

I do have a small suggestion. Whoever thought men might miss the big hole and decided to put a urinal in the small space too, not such a great idea. Give men a little more credit about hitting a 8 inch diameter hole, will ya? My main gripe with the whole urinal thing is the smelly "cake" you put in there to "mask" the pee smell. The urinal hole is exactly at face level for the lovely ladies using your porta potty. Thus, the smell of the cake is somewhat overwhelming (OK, makes me want to barf).

Thus, my suggestion is to do without the urinal. Give men a wee bit more credit at hitting a big round target and let the ladies breathe during the duration of relieving themselves.

Thank you again for adding the Purel pump.

I Gotta Go


Sarah Clapp said...

OH GOD! I've thought the same thing!!

Once I when I was in Maine, I saw a truck with a bunch of Porta-potties on the back. The side of the truck said, "We're number 1 in the number 2 business!"

Manic Mommy said...

On the plus side, if you did need to puke, there's a handy recepticle right there. Do you think that's why they do it? You see a lot of porta-potties at concerts and such.

Aside: First time commenter on your site and that's what I've got to say?? Nice.

Manic Mommy said...

And I had to mention you're now running port-a-potty ads on your sidebar.

And I'm 'the other' manic mommy :-)

Wendi said...

I am a huge fan of open letters.
Doesn't it feel so good to write them?

dlyn said...

Hilarious post! Best of all would be to have completely separate portas for men and women. Does this makes sense? We have our own bathrooms indoors where things are nice and easy to keep clean, but we have to share out where things are gross? Yuk!

The Nice One said...

Huh...I guess I didn't realize that it was a urinal. I always wondered what that thing that looked like a urinal was. Wow, learn something new every day.