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1. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

I got told off the other day from a bouncer who didnt want me to use the blokes loo when there was a queue at the ladies (again)... It got me thinking and maybe you all can help this little quest of mine?

For example i've found that in the UK and in OZ there's the following:

There is the door prop – the one who is probably three away from the deed and allows the ladies to pass through the door freely and safely. The gossiper and the talking between the cubicles… mostly to pass ‘loo’ roll under the door… a necessity for sick or smelly moments!

There is the two in one cubicle – a game of “how-many-girls-can-you-fit-in-a-cubicle?”

There is the cubicle that is reserved for the sick – this is majority of the time unlocked and really not pretty.

And finally in my small analysis there is that lovely toilet that just wont flush…

It made me want to know your loo tales from around the world... no need to be shy ;)

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

At any club there will always be a girl in the toilets crying with mascara all down her face, and a friend going, "he's not worth it".

There is always a blocked sink full of dodgy water and fag ends, and always one toilet that is overflowing/leaking/full of poo or sick.

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

That explains why I stay home and drink. Saves money and my bathroom is clean and the toilet works.

4. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 10y

You haven't lived until you go to a sports stadium and get to whiz with 20 or 30 drunk fans into a communal piss pot....

Plus, when you try to keep an eye out for stray streams so they don't hit you, you have to be careful that no one thinks you're checking them out......then, you will get wet.

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Foreign toilets-

Who can forget the talent and balance involved in trying to use a squat toilet without weeing on your flip flops while wearing Thai-style fishermans pants after a few bottles of Chang, and trying not to trail your trousers in the loo. Trying to do this on a moving train is even harder.

The most shocking experience was a ladies loo in India at a roadside coach stop. It wasn't even a squat toilet, you just had to go on the floor which sloped down into a kind of gutter. This was divided into about four "stalls" which were just low walls either side. Forget Privacy! Certainly not for the faint hearted. Someone had left a solid in one of the sections. And in another some poor lady had seemingly been having quite a heavy period.

But I was bursting and there was nowhere else to go! Nurse Clarabell isn't too squeamish- but I was still retching at that toilet.

ps Which is the best emoticon for yeuck/discust
We need a few more- maybe one that looks like someone about to barf!

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 27, 2006 2:04 AM by Clarabell ]

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

This is why I avoid public washrooms for as long as I can. On my last trip, my friend dubbed me the "camel". Even the seemingly innocent work toilets aren't immune. At a job I had years ago, some poor woman somehow missed completely and left a deposit on the floor behind the bowl.

There's a bar in Montreal that has a women's urinal in the washroom. It looks like something you'd find on a spaceship, with a long hose and disposable cups. Looks clean and all, but I've yet to hear of anyone going in and actually using it.

7. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

A woman's urinal???

I'm trying to picture how that would work . . . nope.

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting mikeyBoab

A woman's urinal???

I'm trying to picture how that would work . . . nope.

You can find photos of the men's and women's washrooms here. I believe they're the last two pictures under the "photos" link. You kind of have to unhook the hose and put in the cup and, well, hmm....

9. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

That has got to be the weirdest thing I've ever seen.

10. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

Come on Scotland - you havent been to France and had to squat over a hole in the ground - and pay for toilet roll (per sheet)

Madness if you ask me ...

... Its just shocking to me how we conform to these mad toilet rules when its the most normal and natural thing to do.

Other things Ive noticed - women dont like quiet toilets... and some of the best ones are in a chain of bar in the UK who have male and female combined... saves on queues.

Come on lads you must wonder what takes us sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long!