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Today, I had coffee with a woman who has a Grade II listed outhouse in her back yard. It lost its seat years ago and has been a garden shed since forever, but it was once and for a very long time the privy that served the whole street. (!!!)

That’s not it in the picture, though. That’s a modern shed that you can buy fully assembled for $3,044 (the kit is a little cheaper).

Anyway, we fell to talking. All of us live or have lived in very old houses. So, naturally, we began to discuss ghosts.

Not me. I’m as psychic as a potato. I live in a 500 year old house and I haven’t experienced so much as a cold spot.

They weren’t exciting stories – footsteps in an empty house, being poked in the ribs by a Nothing There – but I felt cheated that I don’t seem to have that sense. It’s like being color blind. Or, I dunno – maybe they’re nuts.

Any psychics out there?

p.s. Why do outhouses have moons carved in them. Nobody knows for sure.

p.p.s. RIP Dame Edna. New Dead Pool Friday.


Comment from Jon
Time: April 24, 2023, 7:33 pm

I’ve been to the Oracle at Cumae in Italy twice, and it gave me the heebie jeebies both times I visited. It’s just a cave, nothing special for most people.
I am a little crazy though, so that could be it.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: April 24, 2023, 7:39 pm

A privy that served the whole street???

Any reason to stand in a queue and wait, I suppose… how long have the British been like this, standing in queues, I mean, not visiting the… uh… facilities.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: April 24, 2023, 11:28 pm

Oh, did anyone celebrate St. George’s Day ???


Comment from Tonyc
Time: April 25, 2023, 9:09 am

We lived in an old house by American standards, about 160 years old. My wife would frequently wake up in the darkand see, um, a visitor in our bedroom. Most times she would wake me, which I encouraged, and the appiration would disappear. I never saw or felt a thing, darn it. She is apparently attuned to the occult, while I proudly claim the title of ghost buster. Funny though, we now live in the newish ~50yo house next door, and she never sees a thing.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 25, 2023, 12:38 pm

Nope. No psychics here; we’re utterly dispirited.

Comment from Teej
Time: April 25, 2023, 3:12 pm

Whoever usually takes Harry Belafonte got cheated!
See you Friday.

Comment from steve
Time: April 25, 2023, 5:00 pm

Harry Belefont…..


Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 25, 2023, 6:49 pm

That would be me, Teej. We refer to that as a death in DeadPool Limbo: the time between a valid win and the next DeadPool starting. My worst was when Herman Wouk died LESS THAN AN HOUR before the next DeadPool launch.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 25, 2023, 6:50 pm

Stoaty, isn’t your lack of ghosts at your domicile due to the Witch Marks all over its construction?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 25, 2023, 7:10 pm

Could be, Lester, but I work in a supposedly very haunted town and I ain’t seen nothing. I mean, this is England. The whole dang place is supposedly full of spooks.

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