• Semi-Hemi-Demigod@kbin.social
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    6 months ago

    Every woman I’ve explained this to thinks it’s ridiculous. They actually choose stalls next to each other in case they need toilet paper or something.

    And they talk in the bathroom. To strangers. What the hell is up with that?

    • 🐍🩶🐢@lemmy.world
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      I do not understand the whole bathroom thing either. I hate it when women try to talk to me in the bathroom. I do not understand why I have to go to the bathroom with them either and I certainly don’t need a minder. I could understand maybe at a club or something if they genuinely didn’t feel safe, but always just boggles my mind.

      Also, fuck those overpowering auto fragrance sprayers that set my allergies off.

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      I think they might feel differently if the toilets were right next to each other, with either no wall between them or a wall so short that its practically useless.

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        Or a troff. Nothing bonds two dudes more than rubbing shoulders and splashing piss on each other from backsplash from the pee wall.

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          God I remember that at baseball games when I was a kid. Candlestick Park to be exact.

          Bunch of guys lined up at the trough, beer in one hand, dick in the other, cigarette in mouth, piss all over the concrete floor.

          Kids today don’t know how good they have it with these divided urinals.

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            Fenway park before they redid ALL the bathrooms. Before they started doing concerts there basically. But everyones feet squeeked because of the piss all over the floors. The stalls had no doors. And it was just a troff wall. And my stepdad was just like “go find room in the line of dudes” as like a 11 year old. Basically eye level with a buncha dicks. Good times.

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      6 months ago

      women getting beaten, mugged or raped by women is not an everyday concern. they don’t pee with their backs to the room without doors. men getting jumped in a bathroom is much more common.

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        Gonna be honest here. Last time I ever heard anyone ever being beaten up in a bathroom was back in high school. What are you doing in there that causes so many people to fight you?

        You know its just a privacy thing right? Like “hey dont look at my dick” sorta deal. You know this right? Right? RIGHT?

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          i hear you and i see the crowd votes. i believe its instinctual and about testosterone and safety. I’ve never accidently seen a bathroom cock, but I’ve felt not wanting to rub elbows with a stranger while i’m mid stream. and i was in a courtroom for a case where a man randomly murdered a stranger in a public bathroom years ago.

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            So a guy gets brained in a mensroom, and now you’re always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of your favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things you’ll never know…?

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        Dude where do you live?

        I live in Manchester, UK which can be a bit stabby and not once in my life have I been afraid of some random unprovoked attack.

        What a way to live your life, in fear.

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    6 months ago

    There is always that one dude who walks into a bathroom, sees a row of 20 urinals with only one person using them, and goes to the one right next to him. That guy also has a tendency to turn his head to look at you and try to strike up a conversation.

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    Bluntly, those are not the same picture. As a dude, I see a couple of important things right away. Most importantly, there’s dividers between the urinals in the second picture.

    If there’s room, I’ll still leave a gap, but with no dividers, if there isn’t room to leave a gap, depending on the spacing of the urinals, I might just want to wait until there can be a gap. With dividers, I probably won’t. It’s still not ideal, but dividers make it much more palatable.

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    6 months ago

    Always curious about this: how do you guys feel about talking while washing hands? Acceptable? Not?

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      Don’t see why it wouldn’t be acceptable. But if you’re a stranger then don’t talk to me.

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        Nah I had a coworker who would get weird about it. We shared a small office space with a couple of other coworkers but this guy in particular would always say “no talking in the men’s room” if you tried to chat him up while washing/drying your hands. Always thought it was funny he cared that much

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          Maybe it was a really chatty office and he just needed a break? I could sympathize with that haha

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    What are people’s thoughts about the children’s size urinal? Never use it if there’s another option? Only use it if the other option would place you adjacent to another person? What about if you have a choice between adult and child’s urinals next to each other, but using the child’s urinal would allow space for another person to optimally avoid neighboring persons?

    I feel like this is a variant of the trolley problem that’s woefully unexplored.

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    Americans are funny about this. Sure you don’t go next to someone if there is space but you wouldn’t not use one.

    I was talking a piss in a bar in America and cracked up a conversation with the guy next to me and realised he found it very unusual. I said (at the sinks) that doesn’t happen here much does it? He goes no does it happen back home? I was like yea sure if you’re drunk. Americans seem too worried if you’re gay but who doesn’t love a bit of straight guy on straight guy homoeroticism every now and then (not that pissing next to someone is).

    Also trough is the best when there is a fuckload of people like at a stadium otherwise it takes for ever. The guys that use the cubical for a piss and hold everyone up are wankers. Though I once called a guy out on it at work and he said “I don’t know what it is! I just can’t pee around people! I’ve tried, it’s not like I’m embarrassed. I’ll show you my ddick if you want, I don’t care I just can’t pee next to someone.” I almost pissed over myself I was laughing so much.

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      I used to get piss shy at troughs, but I can tell you exactly why. 6 or 7 year old me was using one probably for the 1st time, and some cunt decided to say “quit looking at my dick kid!” I fuckin wasn’t, but when your head is at dick height, like maybe it would appear that way. I was focused on my own dick n trying to piss, and then couldn’t . Thanks to that fuck, for ~ the next 12 years of my life I was not able to squeeze a drop at a trough unless I had the corner, or ample space. Had a complex for years over it. Eventually, alcohol would solve that problem… If I’m drunk, I can piss fuckin anywhere. Now it doesn’t really bother me anymore, but fuck that guy. I’m, definitely glad troughs have mostly gone the way of the dodo because of said complex, but at times when I’m at sporting events, I wouldn’t mind if they still had them because men’s rooms never had lines before.

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    My new favourite is people talking on the phone while letting off absolute bomb in public washroom stalls, some even on speaker phone.

    My second are those that come in playing their music on phone speaker for all of us to hear their jams.

    Not sure if this is better than those that do it on a nature trails but all groups should be forced to have music speaker phone battles while bears and wolves eat them all…

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    This is a little random but I just gotta get it off my chest lmao.

    The other day I walked into a small restroom at school and saw two there was one stall left open. I couldn’t see inside the stall, as it was parallel to the doorway I was standing in. Anyway, I walked over to the stall and nearly ran into the guy who was standing there peeing with the door open. Of course, the guy heard me approach and looked over his shoulder at me like I had two heads, and I retreated, embarrassed.

    Anyway, if that guy is reading this, I’m sorry lol. Believe me, it won’t happen again. You’ve instilled a deep fear in me and I will forever approach bathroom stalls slowly and carefully, leaning forward just enough as I approach to see if anyone is lurking inside. It won’t happen again. It won’t.

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    When there’s barriers and a line of guys are waiting cuz they’re obeying the gap rule, I love seeing their looks of confused frustration as I walk right up to one of the free urinals. Not my fault yall are fragile and insecure