Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Port-o-Pot: Afghan Sauna

X at Life in X Minor has an amusing post about port-o-pots in Afghanistan:

To venture into the port-o-pot for any period longer than the 10 seconds needed to unbutton, whip, release, shake, tuck, and button spells doom for the unwary soldier. Much like Dante venturing into the Inferno, above the doors reads the inscription:Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here.[...]

I saw one rather large soldier go in only to emrge 20 minutes later and 20 lbs lighter! Not just from last weeks Cordon-Bleu, but from all the sweating done while held captive by the whack shack. Now, he goes in there after work outs, with a towel over his shoulder and in flip-flops. He takes a water bottle and splashes the water around on the inside to create more steam. Its nuts. Though he has lost alot of weight. I guess we should be thankful. I mean people pay good money for access to a world class sauna. So be it.


Blogger Chris said...

I have a buddy that got shot while in one of those Port-o-pot things in Afghanistan. He's okay now, but I don't think he's been back in one since.

8:09 PM  
Blogger CaliValleyGirl said...

Oh, that's a story to tell the grandkids.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Umhakima said...

I was laughing so hard reading this, because it is funny and because those in Iraq have the same problem in addition to a horrible smell. dh's last package included a year's supply of air freshner!

2:13 AM  

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