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Monday, November 16, 2021

That old childhood chant of “European, I’m-a-peein’, everyone’s-a-peein’!” obviously had no regard for the challenges underlying Continental public urination:

Most bathrooms in Europe cost money and can be quite expensive depending on what city you are in. It is so rare that the BBC actually did a story on Paris installing free public restrooms in the city. In fact, free public restrooms might start becoming more popular in Europe because of the increasing problem of public urination. For example, a city in Ireland is having such a problem with people urinating in public that they proposed hiring urine wardens. They hoped to discourage people from public urination by handing out fines and reporting them to the police.

Amsterdam may be considered a visionary by not only creating toilets that are free to the public, but are also little maintenance to the city. They are becoming so popular, that there is a Facebook group for people who have used the urinals.

Good to see such a whiz-bang idea making such a splash. And just to completely exhaust my reserve of toilet humor: Wee? Oui, m’sieur.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 11/16/2009 11:05 PM
Category: Society
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