Why are toilets in America so stupid

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    Jun 09, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    You can't even throw paper towels in there that shit gets clogged

    And why does hot water take so long to become hot once you turn it on? And it's not just my house it's fucking everywhere. Even in hospitals.

    WHAT
    THE
    FUCK

    also subways have parallel seats okay where the fuck am i supposed to look at when i am taking a long ride it's awkward as hell

    What's up with people living in San Francisco? You do relaize it will be hit by major earthquakes? Just like L.A.

    What kind of sick place is this and why has God brought me here
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    Jun 09, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
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    Jun 09, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    I forgot to mention rotaries.
    So douchey. Can't just make a fucking intersection.
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    Jun 09, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    Sounds like a local comic's stand-up routine, someone I doubt we'll ever see with Jay Leno. But as a former Noo Yawkah I'll answer the subway one.

    Seats run sideways to facilitate faster entrance and exit of pre-paid riders, so the trains can be out of the stations quicker, and keep to precise schedules on heavily used tracks. It also allows for greater passenger capacity with more standing space.

    City buses rarely use this seating strategy, BTW, because streets and their traffic present a more difficult ride for standing passengers, especially during sharp turns and sudden braking. Bus schedules are not as precise due to traffic, and on US-style city buses it's normally the driver who must individually check each passenger onboard with cash or pass. Therefore rapid loading & unloading is not possible, so that speed is less of a priority in designing bus seating.
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    Jun 09, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    Problem with hot water taking to long , buy a tankless water heater !!
    They are great and save water .
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    Jun 09, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    Some people in America don't even have hot water....

    when I was a kid for about six months we lived in a trailer with no hot water , so we had to take cold showers....




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    Jun 09, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    Dj1990 saidYou can't even throw paper towels in there that shit gets clogged

    And why does hot water take so long to become hot once you turn it on? And it's not just my house it's fucking everywhere. Even in hospitals.

    WHAT
    THE
    FUCK

    also subways have parallel seats okay where the fuck am i supposed to look at when i am taking a long ride it's awkward as hell

    What's up with people living in San Francisco? You do relaize it will be hit by major earthquakes? Just like L.A.

    What kind of sick place is this and why has God brought me here

    Awwwww...muffin......

    Can't tell if you're joking or not =/
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    Jun 09, 2012 5:46 PM GMT
    FINALLY someone who isn't afraid to address the real issues!! icon_neutral.gif

    Sometimes, on bad days, I have to park really far away from the front door at work...
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    Jun 09, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Dj1990 saidYou can't even throw paper towels in there that shit gets clogged


    It's due to government regulations mandating "low flow" toilets. Another example of the stupidity of government - you usually have to flush the toilet several times to do what a single flush would have accomplished without these government "water saving" regulations.



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    Jun 09, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidSounds like a local comic's stand-up routine, someone I doubt we'll ever see with Jay Leno. But as a former Noo Yawkah I'll answer the subway one.

    Seats run sideways to facilitate faster entrance and exit of pre-paid riders, so the trains can be out of the stations quicker, and keep to precise schedules on heavily used tracks. It also allows for greater passenger capacity with more standing space.

    City buses rarely use this seating strategy, BTW, because streets and their traffic present a more difficult ride for standing passengers, especially during sharp turns and sudden braking. Bus schedules are not as precise due to traffic, and on US-style city buses it's normally the driver who must individually check each passenger onboard with cash or pass. Therefore rapid loading & unloading is not possible, so that speed is less of a priority in designing bus seating.


    Yes I know WHY they put them that way. Even though I believe it doesn't make a huge difference. Plus it's awkward.

    And I was NOT trying to be funny. icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    maybe it's b/c ur so full of shit? no one can expect a normal toilet to handle this much crap.
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    Dj1990 said

    What kind of sick place is this and why has God brought me here
    Maybe your 'god' is a sicko.. ever think about that?icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    Dj1990 saidWhy are toilets in America so stupid

    There's a reason for everything. Why are toilets in Europe so stupid?

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    Jun 09, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Dj1990 saidWhy are toilets in America so stupid

    There's a reason for everything. Why are toilets in Europe so stupid?

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    I never saw that and I lived in Europe for 10 years. icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Jun 09, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidSolution to all of your "problems"....

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    Jun 09, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    The first time I saw Paris in my first bistro I was introduced to the squat toilet. Of course that was 25 years ago and since then perhaps Europe has modernized. Twenty five years ago there were no mandated low flow toilets in America and everything went down in one flush. One man's progress is another's regression.
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Just come to Japan...the world's leader in toilet technology (but actually)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilets_in_Japan
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThe first time I saw Paris in my first bistro I was introduced to the squat toilet. Of course that was 25 years ago and since then perhaps Europe has modernized. Twenty five years ago there were no mandated low flow toilets in America and everything went down in one flush. One man's progress is another's regression.


    Um I'm from the Balkans which are supposed to be the least developed part of Europe and I've never experienced a squat toilet.
    I had to go on google images to see what it is. Maybe it exists in some kind of by the road bathrooms. In NYC two years ago I asked if there is a bathroom at a subway station..and they only had those outside ones...with no toilet in them...i can't believe people actually use them..i almost threw up when I saw them.
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    Maybe the Balkans were different 25 years ago. If not, I certainly wish I'd included them on my itinerary. I was subjected to squat toilets from Paris to Istanbul. Even in nice restaurants.
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Save your pennies and by one of these if you're unhappy!

    Kohler Numi $6,400 Toilet: Flush Your Money Away
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    I see I have missed out on some very important conversations while I've been gone for a few days.
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidMaybe the Balkans were different 25 years ago. If not, I certainly wish I'd included them on my itinerary. I was subjected to squat toilets from Paris to Istanbul. Even in nice restaurants.


    That's a bummer.

    Hmm perhaps they had those too but by the 90's when I was born they weren't around.
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidSave your pennies and by one of these if you're unhappy!

    Kohler Numi $6,400 Toilet: Flush Your Money Away
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    Und was ist so schön über sie?

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    Jun 09, 2012 7:58 PM GMT
    Cardinal724 saidJust come to Japan...the world's leader in toilet technology (but actually)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilets_in_Japan


    wow anus cleansing!!!!!!!!

    how splendid
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    Jun 09, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidI see I have missed out on some very important conversations while I've been gone for a few days.


    You don't need to talk just look pretty for me