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Marigold wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:44 am
Meanwhile, if you're overweight, don't go for a pee in Porthcawl!
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... x-measures
I understand the problem but this sounds like a recipe for disaster. A couple of court cases will soon sort out this stupid and expensive idea! :D
I was looking for a date on the article. Was it April 1st?
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I'm sat waiting for OH to collect my prescription from the out of hours chemist. Wisdom tooth extraction gone wrong and requiring a antibiotics. Anyway, that aside, I have yet to meet my recently gay/ bisexual Son's occasional cross dressing b/f, but hoping he's the same shoe size as me and has the same taste in handbags 😂 .
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At Eastbourne airshow yesterday a married couple walked past hand in hand in identical frocks, very topical for the Forum. Also a very overweight pair in a joint mobility buggy, how would they cope in the toilet in Porthcawl. Even if you walked in there with 2 heavy bags of shopping you could trigger it.
Reminded us both of the time we stopped at Shepton Mallet one of those single toilets with the big metal door. Once you went into the toilet the following announcement was made "welcome to Shepton Mallet public toilets, to prevent anti social behaviour the toilet door will open after a set time and the floors and walls get washed down" But it didn't tell you how long until this happened. No pressure then. But you did get serenaded with Handel's water music.
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In addition to this, what about Mum or Dad taking in toddler for a pee?
Must admit, Marigold, some of the news facts you find are so entertaining and interesting.
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Toddler might enjoy the shower bath more than Mum or Dad!
I thought it just revealed such a shocking homophobic attitude to rough sleepers and people who felt driven to have sex or shoot up in public toilets. How are these measures supposed to help with the problem in any way?

They once installed one of those very modern toilets in an Andover car park, where you have a certain amount of time before the door flings open, and the toilet bowl and seat gets cleaned before the next occupant. It cost more than the ordinary block of loos nearby, so not surprisingly few were tempted to try it, especially after two or three occasions when the door lock went wrong and the emergency services had to attend to release the red-faced occupant who had been automatically locked in. However, once it was removed the toilet block nearby was so heavily used by druggies that it was shut down also. So when in Andover, keep your legs crossed.
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We have a posh modern toilet block in town that is a pleasure to use. And no problems at all because it has an attendant. Now there’s a novel idea?
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From the BBC News website:

Plans for public toilets with design features to deter vandalism, rough sleepers and sexual activity were submitted in error, a council has said.

The design and access statement submitted to Bridgend County Borough Council included water jets to soak users if violent movement was detected, set cubicle use times to deter rough sleepers, dousing equipment to prevent smoking and drug-taking and graffiti-resistant walls and floors.

In a statement, the town council said: "The town council has never had any intention of installing any floor or other movement sensors, any restricted time entry, there will not be water sprays, or self-opening doors, no weight sensitive floor and no dousing equipment as described in the statement.

"Appropriate amendments will be made to the design and access statement as necessary."

So we're all safe to go for a pee when the new loos open!
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What a relief! A funny sort of error - was somebody taking the piss?

About coming out as a teacher - see https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... out-as-gay
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What a relief! A funny sort of error - was somebody taking the piss?

About coming out as a teacher - see https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... out-as-gay
A very helpful account for those who are thinking about coming out. Most of us who are gay of a certain age have experienced homophobia and discrimination in both our professional and personal lives. In fact I’m completely estranged from one of my brothers who wrote me an unpleasant letter when I got married, no doubt because this was the first clue he had about my sexuality.
But for all this nothing irritates me more than the victim culture. Most people have experienced prejudice for one reason or another. Just grow a pair and fight back in whatever way is appropriate.
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