I heard the country music artist Kellie Pickler was visiting Iraq during a USO tour and had an issue with the running water toilets. Ha! Sweet heart if you left the beaten area and headed out to the edges of the empire you would have been pretty grateful to have a porta john.
You know you are living good if you have porta johns. When you know you are on the edge is when you have piss tubes. Whats that? These are 5 inch pvc pipe sunk into the ground that disseminates the waste into the ground. Now that a porta john is bad when its 100 outside because its 120 inside the porta john. The tubes are often a unique experience each use as you have to battle the flies to compete with the instrument then carry on a convenient conversation with the guy next to you.
Nonetheless Kelly, the take away here sweet heart is that you better be damn grateful for what you have and remember, it can always get worse.