Perspective: Go Before You Go

Jun 5, 2020

Trigger warning:  Anatomical terms, medical phrases, and grade school potty humor ahead.

I was thrilled when county forest preserves remained open during this pandemic. I was NOT thrilled to see signs indicating their pit toilets were closed. A few times, I treated these signs as advisory rather than compulsory.

If a young man were to ask me for words of wisdom, I would tell him, "Your prostate will swell to the size of a grapefruit, and your bladder will shrink to the size of a grape."

When I visit these parks in sequence, at some point my number one priority will be...number one. (Number two will be far down the list, closer to number twenty.)

Long before COVID-19, I knew that a doorknob or seat lid could be easily handled by a gloved hand or alcohol gel.

When state parks reopened, no closure signs appeared on their comfort stations. County parks should consider following their lead.

I'm Jim Kline, and that is my Perspective.