It’s Sunday and you’re visiting the revitalized Town of Floyd. You gotta go. So you head quickly to the town’s new public restrooms, aka The Timber Frame Outhouse. You try the door. Locked.

Sorry. Closed for business. Try again tomorrow.

The Town of Floyd’s knee-jerk response to recent vandalism of one the restrooms is typical of our local government: Want to stop vandals? Close the restrooms. That will show ’em.

The public restrooms are now closed on Sundays and the powers-that-be over at the
Town Hall have decided to limit hours on most others days.  Effective immediately, the new hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays (a concession to the Friday Night Jamboree) and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

The folks who claim to represent the town of Floyd should get out more. Then they might discover that people visit our little piece of heaven on Sundays and those who visit might have a need to go to the bathroom. They might also discover that people come to Floyd on Saturday night, often to events at the Winter Sun, the Country Store and Oddfellas Cantina. They must might be on the street during those hours and if they can’t find an open public restroom they might just whip it out and whiz on the side of a building or maybe in one of those nice new alcoves along Locust Street.

Call it Forest Gump government. Gump liked to say: "Stupid is as stupid does."