Sunday, October 28, 2012

Could this be described as a 'grave' error?

Courtesy of Australian reader Snoggeramus, we learn of an interesting . . . er . . . facility in the town of Millaa Millaa, Queensland.  The Courier Mail reports:

IT'S the loo that is taking the term toilet humour to a whole new level - and it has Millaa Millaa residents in a spin.

After being told by council it would cost more than $80,000 to build a toilet at the local cemetery, the Chamber of Commerce group decided to take issues into their own hands and build their own - in the shape of a coffin.

"You have to be careful, not everyone is going to have our macabre sense of humour," Chamber president Pat Reynolds said. "But we did it with good intentions. It's for firstly, the cemetery, and secondly, maybe a few more people will notice Millaa Millaa now."

This is no shabby construction, it has a cement foundation, a septic system and solid walls, one of which bears a cross and the letters RIP.

There's more at the link, including more (and larger) photographs of the offending outhouse.

Sounds to me like a practical application of the well-known Australian (and colonial) practice of 'taking the p***' - in this case, quite literally!


1 comment:

Morris said...

I can tell you for sure that would get a *lot* of belly laughs here in Australia. It sure did me. :P