I have two brothers. That’s three boys, all teenagers at the same time. We didn’t have a VCR, so when a show like Star Trek: The Next Generation or something similar would go to commercial, it was not uncommon for all of us, and a friend or two who might be over, to have to go to the bathroom at the same time. We lived in a house with one bathroom, but the nearest neighbors were a quarter mile away.
All of this explains why there was a bush near our back door that did not look healthy.