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Old 05-23-2006, 08:06 PM   #16
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hehehe... that's something normal here, and most of those bathrooms aren't bad at all... I don't know why are you so shocked about :shug:
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Do you pay per square?
Actually, yes! There was an old woman in a restroom in Vienna back in the early 90s and I remember my Mom handing her some change and she gave us each 2 squares of brown paper.
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Come to think of it, I remember the pay toilets in Paris. Some pay toilets are stick-in-the-coin, and some, as in the case of Paris, have a valet. I have a virus with high fever and it's wreaking havoc with my brain, as if being autistic isn't enough.
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Actually, yes! There was an old woman in a restroom in Vienna back in the early 90s and I remember my Mom handing her some change and she gave us each 2 squares of brown paper.

Two squares of brown paper???

I don't mean to be too graphic, but how much crap will two squares of brown paper wipe off?

I should move to Vienna and scalp Charmin.

I'm just glad I've never had to work in a public restroom selling little squares of toilet paper, what a shitty job.
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Two squares of brown paper???

I don't mean to be too graphic, but how much crap will two squares of brown paper wipe off?
depends on how big the squares are
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:59 PM   #21
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No links on this.............
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:10 PM   #22
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I've never encountered pay toilets in the US, anywhere. Not to say that maybe there aren't some, somewhere. So, I was surprised when I arrived at Waverly Station in Edinburgh, and encountered the "barrier gate" that only 20 p could overcome. It was such a foreign concept to me, that I waited till I got to my B&B. I think "pay to go" is a bad idea, violative of basic human body functions-never mind rights. You get a pregnant woman or a sick person in need of an immediate facility, well, if they can't make it in quickly enough....Damn-that was a beautifully polished train station floor.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:36 AM   #23
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The History Of Pay Toilets

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_toilet#History


As usual, the Romans invented them, as a way to pay down their deficit....

...hmmmm.....
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I've seen pay toilets in several countries, most recently South Korea where they had this "automatic toilet"--slightly larger than a porta potty. You put your coin in the slot, the door snaps open, you go in and you've got a predetermined amount of time, which if you want more, you have to insert more money (from the inside). When time's up (or you're finished, whichever comes first) the door snaps open. Then the door closes, and apparently the entire booth is sprayed with water/cleaner or whatever. It's "self-cleaning".

I didn't use it, but my wife did, and I guess the whole thing was wet because of previous "cleanings." Sounded kinda gross to me.

In other countries the toilet is free, but you pay for the TP.
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I like the idea.
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I like the idea.
Didn't Ayn Rand die?
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Didn't Ayn Rand die?
More like has heard tales of Russian public toilets versus using pay toilets.
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Old 05-25-2006, 02:36 PM   #28
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You have to pay at Harrods now? I didn't know that.
London Waterloo always charges - I think it's 20p.
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I don't remember pay toilets in the UK, and I've been there twice. Or maybe it's just my selective memory acting up again.
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