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    Only in France ???
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    Only in France ???
    Only the French could come up with something like this. Unless someone knows better?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45174382

    The one in the second photo. Has it got a leak
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    Wow, that's unfortunate the French thought that was a way to handle it.

    Either a leak, or just bad aim....
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    So first the purpose is to stop the problem of men relieving themselves on buildings in public - so now they have a public bucket? Then it becomes an embarrassing eyesore especially for the tourist industry as at least one is by a popular site. And finally it becomes sexist - which makes me wonder what the women want - public squatty potties??

    I have nothing...

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    Wow. Worst idea ever.

    I love the idea that if people don't like this they will come up with a better idea. Why not just come up with a better idea from the start?
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    Sly, one step at a time, this was their best, first try.
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    How about something simple like making anyone caught urinating in the streets clean up the mess?
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    I can tell my good friend John (formerly of France, now in the UK) has never been to the Far East. LOL.

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    Ah, but Chas, I was unfortunate enough to have to spend 2 1/2 years in Singapore in the late 60s. That was when I was serving Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd, in the R.A.F. It was hell, but someone had to do it. The only people I ever saw peeing in the street were drunken British servicemen. It didn't really make me too proud to be English at times?

    This was some of my suffering

    https://flic.kr/p/27mfShJ

    https://flic.kr/p/2a2R6fb

    An expression I learned in my 13 years in France was "The World is a Frenchman's toilet" and I found that to be spot on. Apart from the pee problem the dog merde (poo in English.) is one of the major concerns in any big French city. The French just accept it and another saying is that if you step in it with your left foot it will bring luck, with your right foot, bad luck (either that way or the other??? )

    Quick edit : - I nearly forgot. It would seem that some of the young ladies there are now yelling sexual inequality? I don't see why they couldn't use them too
    Last edited by Jonzjob; 08-15-2018 at 03:59 AM. Reason: Bad memory.
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    Simply the latest in a long history of open 'pissoirs' in France.
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    You have to admit that the 'Ello Ello' type are a little more modest than these new ones ? Lots of cast iron, but what-ever, they are a strange breed in some ways.
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