I was relating this story to my family at dinner as I thought it was funny and the pianist said to me, "You've never done that have you?" She looked at me through querulous eyes.
" No. " , I said
My daughter said, " Yes he does. I've seen him stand and pee on the compost. "
You can rarely get away with anything in a family!
I told this whole story to my friend Ez'. I included my little exposure from my daughter. I excused the behavior based on the fact that both Earl's father and I lived in a secluded area of Lotus City that was quite private. We were less likely to offend anyone and our compost would be healthier. On the other hand Ez' lived in a wealthy enclave of Lotus City that was much less secluded.
I said, " You, on the other hand couldn't get away with it because your properties are more open. Your neighbors would see you."
" Yes, " he said, "that may be true, but my neighbors have too much ' je ne sais quoi ' to say so."