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Old 04-30-2003, 10:58 AM   #1
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bathroom stall build quality

we need someone to do for bathroom stalls what the japanese auto firms did for cars so many decades ago.

seams that were previously measured in centimetres began to be measured in millimetres with the innovations of the japanese firms.

todays bathroom stalls have gaps which are far too large between door and frame. it is nonsensical.

i am also concerned about pointy edges on things. but that will wait for another day.
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Stage fright mr. Kobe?

or

was it something like a very unsexy, unwaxed diamond butt
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Old 04-30-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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The gaps are wide, and getting wider. The distance between floor and door is also an issue which needs to be examined by the bathroom stall architects of the future.
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g costanza once addressed the issue of door height. he was an informal bathroom stall visionary who wanted to shatter everything you thought you know about bath room stall doors at yankee stadium. his spirit and imagination, however, were quashed.

zonelistener: there have been no actual incidents, fortunately. it is just something that amazes me everytime. why not close that gap? i mean...come on?
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My complaint is the shoddy construction of bathroom stalls. One time, I went to the bathroom at Wal*Mart, and as I was going to leave the stall, the stall door fell off. How the hell did THAT happen??

Then there was the one time in high school when the door got stuck and wouldn't open. I was trapped inside, and I didn't want to crawl under (the floor was disgusting). I scrunched up as far back in the stall as I could and threw myself at the stall door. The door opened, and I barreled out into a group of upperclassmen.
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I agree. The gaps are far too large. Another concern is the door height/door placement. Doors are quite often made too small and placed too low so that people walking around outside can simply look over and see you sitting in your bare-assed glory right there.

Public bathrooms are disgusting eneough. I believe they should attempt to make the experience better.

Kobesan, I say you look into the matter. You could be a millionaire. Consider this your thesis project.
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for future reference, and to quell future woes:

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mr. mcslanterson,

perhaps you should wear less......fast striped track pants. this may help you with your......agility and therefore you will not have to worry about corners.

that or make a corner map.

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I love when they hang the doors improperly so that the two parts of the lock don't meet up. They also put the door too close to the toilet a lot, so that you practically have to stand on the toilet to get the door closed. I don't see how a large person could get the door closed in some bathrooms.
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mr. mcslanterson,

perhaps you should wear less......fast striped track pants. this may help you with your......agility and therefore you will not have to worry about corners.
a mcslanterson that doesnt quickly is more a than a .
your corner capper has cured one of my problems. thank you, lilly, for both your wisdom and your concern.
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i'm terrified of public bathrooms.
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What about the handi-capped? Have you ever been in their stalls? The toilet is strategically placed right smack dab in the centre of this afformentioned over-sized gap. It's horrible.
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i prefer the handicapped stall


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me too. i'm slightly less scared of handicapped stalls than regular stalls.

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I would like to see public bathrooms designed in such a way that one can get in and out without touching anything with one's hands. This, for me, is always the goal: in and out without touching. Flushing, sink, paper towel, door operations should all happen preferably with the feet but I'll accept elbows.

In and out, no hands.
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