Pit stops in the desert

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   Posted 7/20/2007 1:48 AM (GMT -7)   
We were on our last leg of our move across the country when I suddenly very badly had to GO.  Right in the middle of the desert.  There was a cactus and a tumbleweed and that's about it.  I started sweating.  And not just because it was 120 degrees.  Maybe it would have been good to just get out of the car then and there, but the thing was, the car wouldn't start unless it was in some semblance of shade (bad starter - long story) and there was simply no shade to be had.
We made it to a gas station.  I ran in like a bat out of hell.  What do I see?  Not one, but TWO out-of-order signs, one on each bathroom.  The other "normal" people took one look and turned around to pick up a cup of coffee or something, like, "Oh, ho-hum, I guess I'll just go pee outside." I was like this: "@(*&^#$*#(*$&!"
I had to interrupt the cashier while she was ringing one of those people up.  She said, "Just use the women's room." It could have been a flaming pit of fiery oil, as long as it was private and had a door I was good to go!
And I was.  A very happy ending to the story.  It even flushed!
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   Posted 7/20/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sarita- just a shout out to say glad you made it.  I've told this story before but a dear friend of mine got stuck in traffic and had the big D in a parking lot. Oh, what a nightmare.  AND the couple they were travelling with was very rude about it (like that was the goal!).  She now carries what she calls a sh++ kit consisting of dissolvable (sp.?) toilet paper- the kind you get to go camping with- extra underwear and pants, plastic bags, diaper wipes and alcohol wipes.  She now is equipped for emergencies, though she thankfully has not had another one since that fateful afternoon.  good luck settling in.   

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   Posted 7/20/2007 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Pity you couldn't have rented a minivan to drive and have taken out the backseat and put in a camper's toilet!

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   Posted 7/20/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, but then we wouldn't have these wonderful stories :-)
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   Posted 7/20/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
ha ha ha , not at you

have you seen rest stop, just the part where the girl goes to the rest room?

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   Posted 7/20/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarah, you have been through more crap (literally) than anyone I've seen. Geez girl!!!! I don't know how you keep the attitude you do. Gotta love the stories though.
Glad you made it OK... It was nice catching up with you today. :-)
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