THE "GREAT PUMPKIN" SUDDENLY APPEARS IN MY TIME OF NEED -- Another Odd-Ball Public Toilet in OKINAWA

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    There I was, minding my own business, when suddenly, the call of nature beckoned me into the woods on the side of the road.

    Being the fastidious man that I am --- known to all of my acquaintances as one who enters only the finest public facilities, wherein I discretely commune with nature while reading hardware catalogs --- I lifted up my earnest prayer to the Great Pumpkin in the sky, begging that he would appear to me in tangible form in my time of dire need.

    * POOF *

    Out of the sky dropped this huge pumpkin, complete with a western-style sitter, and enough toilet paper to wrap an Egyptian mummy.

    Unfortunately, upon closer inspection, I noticed that it was NOT A PUMPKIN ~ !

    Somehow, the God of Toilets got his celestial wires crossed, sending me a TANGERINE TOILET instead ~ !

    Oh well..... this is not the first time God has gotten mixed up when answering my prayers.

    I have only one thing to say to my pumpkin-headed Flickr friends around the world ---

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN ♦ ~ ! ^_^

    1. Rita was here... 29 months ago | reply

      You are entitled to believe it's a pumpkin. Fortunately for you it wasn't hitched to four lovely horses to take you to the ball. ;)

    2. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 29 months ago | reply

      Great. That's all I need. To be hauled around by horses, and paraded through the streets of Okinawa while sitting on the Loo ~ !

    3. Jason_Combs 29 months ago | reply

      He's making reference to the Charlie Brown classic.

      Tokyo needs some of these.

    4. Rita was here... 29 months ago | reply

      Well, I know about that... I'm making a reference to the Cinderella classic. Now that would be a merging of two interesting stories! ;)

    5. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 29 months ago | reply

      ".....The Great Pumpkin is an unseen character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.

      The Great Pumpkin is a holiday figure (comparable to Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny) that seems to only be mentioned by Linus van Pelt. Every year, Linus sits in a pumpkin patch on Halloween night waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear. Invariably, the Great Pumpkin fails to turn up, and a humiliated but undefeated Linus vows to wait for him again the following Halloween......." (Wiki)

      Yes, we need to merge these stories : THE GREAT PUMPKIN + CINDERELLA + TOILETS ~ !

      As the horses parade the "Pumpkin Coach" down the street, Linus can sit on top of the pumpkin, Cinderella can wait outside the door with her knees locked together until I am finished, and a Cesspool Pump Truck can follow close behind.

    6. tengds 29 months ago | reply

      Ha, ha! Very funny! Neither a pumpkin nor a tangerine. More probably a gigantic unexploded mine.

    7. Badger 23 / jezevec 29 months ago | reply

      -Or the accursed prison of Orange Julius.

    8. Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley 29 months ago | reply

      Wow! I would love to have such an outhouse in my back yard.

    9. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 29 months ago | reply

      Yikes ! If so, I'm glad it didn't explode while I was in there ~ !

      Ha ! Good one.

      No problem ~ ! A little bit of concrete, a few pipes, a couple of toilet bowls, a few gallons of orange paint, and a shower curtain for the door ! (or, just skip the pipes and bowls, and place the shell directly over an old well) Good luck ~ !

    10. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 29 months ago | reply

      Thank you. If they make a pie out of it (or some juice) I can send you some....though I wouldn't advise consuming it.

    11. signs and wonders 29 months ago | reply

      tangerines, oranges, it's all healthy fiber.

    12. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 29 months ago | reply

      Just as long as it hasn't gone through the "toilet stage", I'm sure it's OK !

    13. Hasume - San 29 months ago | reply

      It is watching you. (-.-)

    14. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 29 months ago | reply

      Ha ! I didn't even see that. Either the "anthropomorphism lobe" inside my brain got numbed the last time I bumped my head, or I must be going blind ~ ! ^_^

    15. Hasume - San 29 months ago | reply

      I think it takes a particular brand of silly to go looking for enormous eyes on the outsides of public loos. O.o Do not feel bad if you are not among the cognoscenti on this one. You really aren't missing much!

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