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  1. Those complaining should have been in Vietnam daily when the outhouse barrels were burned. Just open the back wall of the latrine, pull the barrels out a safe enough distance to not burn down the latrine, add a bit of diesel to each barrel and then ignite the diesel in order for ALL THE CONTENTS to burn away. And you’re so right: some days were better than others — depending on the direction of the wind.

  2. Timely e-mail. My son was visiting last week. He’s currently studying the gastrointestinal system. I just requested that it NOT be discussed at dinner. 🙂

  3. Wow, you really made his/her day a little more freaky! J

    I went to school in Appleton, WI for a summer, and when the wind was blowing ‘wrong’ you’d get a wonderful whiff of the paper mills – which the townsfolk called “the money smell”. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around pig farms. The worst.

  4. OMG!!
    You are tooooooo funny! I can just picture how you delivered that zinger!!
    LOVE IT!!

    I was thinking you’d say something about miasma and disease or maybe cholera, I never expected what you actually said!! Hope he had to salute you after you said it!!!!

  5. When I was a teen, I volunteered for the local theater group, packing
    bags of popcorn to sell during intermission. The challenge was that
    the theater was in the same building as the Sanitary Engineering
    department, and the popcorn was packed in the same room with the ovens
    where they bake the sewage. Yes, BAKE it. In slow ovens. Forever.
    Let’s make it smell stronger. 🙂 I can deal with poo ponds, with a
    preference that I don’t have to go into them.

  6. I was thinking the same thing while I was walking past the Poo Pond, what is a rocket hit here! It did smell really bad, but I have smelled worse…

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