I just don't get it

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nicole wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:02 People who complain that bathroom stall doors don't go all the way to the floor. How am I supposed to know if it's actually in use? Are you actually saying trying to open the door when someone is inside would be preferable?
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nicole wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:02 People who complain that bathroom stall doors don't go all the way to the floor. How am I supposed to know if it's actually in use? Are you actually saying trying to open the door when someone is inside would be preferable?
IIRC Mo suggested the all the way to the floor design used in the UK has ... ventilation problems.
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nicole wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:02 People who complain that bathroom stall doors don't go all the way to the floor. How am I supposed to know if it's actually in use? Are you actually saying trying to open the door when someone is inside would be preferable?
That's solvable with little flags tied to the slide lock. But I'm still WTF? Why in the name of Galt's green earth do people want to be completely isolated in a tiny box when they're evacuating their bowls? Like people wall off the commode in their homes. It's considered a feature! Seriously, I get that you want privacy. I personally could do with less privacy (and please lets start adopting unisex bathrooms) but what is the issue here? That strangers might get a glimpse of your panties down around your ankles? That's the embarrassing horror you can't abide? Really?
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Aresen wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:07 There's a solution for that:
Those doors don't go to the floor. Also, where's the TP?
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Warren wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:40
Aresen wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:07 There's a solution for that:
Those doors don't go to the floor. Also, where's the TP?
He doesn't know how to use the three seashells!
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Warren wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:38
nicole wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:02 People who complain that bathroom stall doors don't go all the way to the floor. How am I supposed to know if it's actually in use? Are you actually saying trying to open the door when someone is inside would be preferable?
That's solvable with little flags tied to the slide lock. But I'm still WTF? Why in the name of Galt's green earth do people want to be completely isolated in a tiny box when they're evacuating their bowls? Like people wall off the commode in their homes. It's considered a feature! Seriously, I get that you want privacy. I personally could do with less privacy (and please lets start adopting unisex bathrooms) but what is the issue here? That strangers might get a glimpse of your panties down around your ankles? That's the embarrassing horror you can't abide? Really?
My freshman dorms had pony walls between the toilets but no doors, I think to discourage horny teens from fucking in the stalls, but the flaw in this plan was that the toilets were along one wall and the sinks, with mirrors, that people had to use to do not-poop-related hygiene and grooming activities, like shaving, and worse toothbrushing, were on the opposite wall. The sounds and smells are not pleasant. Just because something is natural doesn't mean it is fun to share. Even dogs who cheerfully eat their own shit still have the sense to look embarrassed when they're taking a shit in broad view.

But if you're going to do the closed WC thing, it should have its own vent fan intake and should preferably have a small wash basin inside so you don't have to open the door with a hand that may've gotten ... shitty. But the primary reason I'd appreciate one is to have the main bathroom as an airlock between the poopstation and the rest of the world.
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thoreau wrote: 26 Dec 2019, 18:07 The actor who played Peloton Husband actually gave his real-life girlfriend a Peloton for Christmas.

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Dude has cojones, gotta give him that.
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JasonL wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:20
nicole wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:02 People who complain that bathroom stall doors don't go all the way to the floor. How am I supposed to know if it's actually in use? Are you actually saying trying to open the door when someone is inside would be preferable?
IIRC Mo suggested the all the way to the floor design used in the UK has ... ventilation problems.
All the way to the ceiling has ventilation problems. Poop smell rises.
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Mo wrote: 17 Mar 2020, 11:18
JasonL wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:20
nicole wrote: 27 Dec 2019, 10:02 People who complain that bathroom stall doors don't go all the way to the floor. How am I supposed to know if it's actually in use? Are you actually saying trying to open the door when someone is inside would be preferable?
IIRC Mo suggested the all the way to the floor design used in the UK has ... ventilation problems.
All the way to the ceiling has ventilation problems. Poop smell rises.
Poop Smell Rises" would be a good title for a new Aimee Mann single.
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Until I read the replies I thought he meant, "We need to talk about what an unflattering picture this is." I will never understand what the people today are horny over. When did this *gestures at above tweet* become more attractive than this *gestures at Hugh Laurie in Blackadder Goes Forth*?
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hahahahahahhahhahha hard agree and i'm actually kind of dismayed to see the tweeter is older than me, because i was fully prepared to blame this on the incomprehensibility of zoomers
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He looks like fourth place in a Dan Bilzarian lookalike contest that Bilzarian couldn't be bothered to attend.
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I don't get people who choose to move into a van-down-by-the-river with their dog(s). When it's hot or cold (especially hot) you either can never go anywhere WITHOUT the dog, or you have to invest in some incredibly complicated setup with an AC and a battery bank and a cell phone alert in case a circuit breaker trips ... and even then somebody might think your pet is roasting and break the van window. Plus, subjecting yourself to shedding and dog farts in such a tiny space? Why?
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Ellie wrote: 19 Sep 2020, 23:50 I don't get people who choose to move into a van-down-by-the-river with their dog(s). When it's hot or cold (especially hot) you either can never go anywhere WITHOUT the dog, or you have to invest in some incredibly complicated setup with an AC and a battery bank and a cell phone alert in case a circuit breaker trips ... and even then somebody might think your pet is roasting and break the van window. Plus, subjecting yourself to shedding and dog farts in such a tiny space? Why?
Maybe a little doghouse in the shade in hot weather? They'd have to be in a chain or something, I imagine.
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Ellie wrote: 19 Sep 2020, 23:50 Why?
'Cause the name of the song isn't Me and You.
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Ellie wrote: 19 Sep 2020, 23:50 I don't get people who choose to move into a van-down-by-the-river with their dog(s). When it's hot or cold (especially hot) you either can never go anywhere WITHOUT the dog, or you have to invest in some incredibly complicated setup with an AC and a battery bank and a cell phone alert in case a circuit breaker trips ... and even then somebody might think your pet is roasting and break the van window. Plus, subjecting yourself to shedding and dog farts in such a tiny space? Why?
You probs need more heroin to understand their decision tree.
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I'm thinking particularly of the people who spend $10,000+ on an Instagrammable hashtag-vanlife build. Maybe they're doing Oxy.
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What are the chances any of them read Steinbeck beyond what's assigned in school?
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What are the chances that they actually live in their vans rather than a few times a year for camping and such? And of course to also post their van by the river photos on instawhatever.
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Ellie wrote: 19 Sep 2020, 23:50 I don't get people who choose to move into a van-down-by-the-river with their dog(s).
I am informed that some homeless or semi-homeless people who have dogs do so because it makes it harder for the cops to fuck with them: the cops can't just arrest them without also calling animal control, waiting for them to show up, etc. Probably also a lot of what dhex said, though.
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Not just cops; would-be assailants in general will more often than not pass on someone with a medium to large dog.
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And it's a heartstring-tugging marketing aid when you're sitting around with a cardboard sign at some intersection.
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Also, you know at least one living thing on the planet gives a shit about you.
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Eric the .5b wrote: 21 Sep 2020, 16:03 Also, you know at least one living thing on the planet gives a shit about you.
When I've gamed out van-down-by-the-river scenarios for myself, this is where I might not make a smart decision. Any scenario like this means my wife has passed, and I'd be really torn between getting a dog to fight the loneliness vs life without a dog being much simpler, cheaper and easier.
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I think I read somewhere that some people keep their dogs outside.
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