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  1. homeanddry

    Vocabulary in the British Isles

    Personally I've always found "pee" and "wee" pretty interchangable, the latter maybe slightly more informal and also more common. "Piss" is maybe more of a male thing, again informal. As for the facility itself, "toilet" and "loo" seem pretty interchangable and reasonably formal; "bog", "outhouse" (if it's outside, which it was in my previous job), "shithouse" and "office" are other less formal ones that I've heard. You must be from further north than me - I've never heard that one! I can just imagine it being said though. I've heard "turn my bike around" a lot, both at home (in the north, but only just) and - less so - here (more towards the middle). A slightly more cryptic development on that is "bicycular rotation". That'd take some working out, I'm sure! I suppose "may I use your toilet?" can be as much a hint that you'd quite like to be told where it is, as much as it's a question in its own right!
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    Train desperation

    I'd love to hear more about that particular situation! It's a fantastic scenario generally, and it must be pretty common. I've seen and heard quite a bit myself. I've seen quite a few pictures and videos of train (and bus) desperation anyway, so there's definitely stuff out there. I think it'd be against the forum rules to share them here though? In my experience, on Friday and Saturday nights at least, it's quite often because drunken passengers have either made such a mess in there, or just completely blocked the toilet, that it has to be locked out of use. They're more likely to have run out of water or have full waste tanks by that time of day though. It's also common for trains on relatively short urban routes to not have toilets at all, I suppose because people generally aren't on them for long.
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    Youtube Omo

    I’ve read that they’ve basically disabled most of the functionality of the filters in an attempt to stop videos of the terrible attack on the mosque in New Zealand being found in searches - they were being posted quicker than they could be taken down. They say that everything should be back to normal in a few days.
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    Destroying the Evidence

    That might be a big part of the answer, anyway? If you’re more hydrated generally, you can build it up more quickly and have a much better idea of when the inevitable’s going to happen (so that you can move to the bathroom for the final act of the struggle, without having to be in there for two hours). It’s easier to hide any evidence too that way as the evidence will be much more diluted so will stain less and smell less. Most of all, I love your description of your situation at the time!
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    Public Transport Desperation?

    Mine was similar, but there was only one bus so we definitely had to make sure we were there in time for it! It was about half an hour on the bus and then another ten or fifteen minutes by car for the three of us who shared lifts for the last bit (plus however long we had to wait to be picked up). At least once my friend had to quietly beg her parents to stop at the public toilets on the way. It must be a really common scenario though, not just with the school bus but also people rushing out of work to get their bus/train home if it’s a bit tight and a long wait for the next one!
  6. They're all brilliant experiences (I'm jealous of your circle of friends for house parties!) but I particularly love the last one - it must be a pretty common situation, probably one of the best work-related scenarios for not being able to nip off for a quick break without begging to be relieved?!
  7. Fantastic stuff (as always!). Your writing alone always sets the scene really well but the amazing artwork just finishes it off perfectly 😄
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    Live Action Omorashi

    It’s almost worth getting up at 2.15 to read about a joint struggle like that! Well done to you both, @Gemmy and @Gemgirl and thanks for waking me up a bit 🙂
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    An apology

    It’s still taken me ages to defrost the car for the last couple of mornings though! A sensible choice anyway, @TVGuy. I’m fairly sure that we’d have far fewer problems if more people (and employers) would recognise when enough’s enough and just stay at home, accepting that sometimes life just can’t go on as usual!
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    Traffic Jam Desperation?

    I’ve been there. I can’t remember whether I wrote about it here or not. Anyway, I needed to go quite badly when I set off, but the nearest toilet wasn’t exactly convenient and it should only have been a twenty minute journey home, so I took the risk. Onto the dual carriageway, just past the first junction and everything just stopped. It turned out that a cattle truck had turned over about a mile ahead. The plan seemed to be to cut a gap in the central reservation and start turning us back onto the opposite carriageway, unless the road was cleared in the meantime. It took a good couple of hours to achieve any sort of movement though, and I guessed (correctly!) that this would be followed by a long period of crawling either waiting for traffic in front to turn through that gap or for it to sort itself out once the blockage was removed. I waited for quite a while, and could probably have waited a bit longer, but I didn’t want to lose the opportunity of a complete standstill because I knew that I probably wouldn’t be able to go once it all started moving slowly, and I certainly wouldn’t have made it home! I saw one or two others disappear up the bank like I’d done, but there was a caravan or motorhome further up the queue and I think a few desperate women went and begged to use their toilet instead!
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    Public Transport Desperation?

    Ah, fair enough. It seems a bit unreasonable! I could understand it if it was, say, someone peeing in the corner of the locker rooms just because they couldn’t be bothered to go all the way to the toilet before going home (a real example!). It’s harder to understand if it was a genuine emergency, especially if they made every effort to get out of everyone’s view.
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    Public Transport Desperation?

    Any specific examples? I suppose that sometimes there just wouldn't be any other option, but there should be at least somewhere out of the way most of the time. It's a bit harsh for an employer to discipline someone when presumably they've not given them suitable facilities or access to them!
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    Public Transport Desperation?

    Those who work on public transport obviously have the challenge of finding time to use a toilet even if they do have access to one (and it isn’t broken or unusable or whatever). Three or four hours with bare minimum turnarounds isn’t unusual, or even a single journey over three hours. I’d like to think they’d support anyone who really needed to go though, even if it caused a delay. Any employer expecting its staff to regularly use bushes, especially at a presumably busy terminus, needs to have a good look at itself too!
  14. That makes sense I suppose! I liked the little extra twist there though with the closed toilets...
  15. I don’t particularly mind telling someone or even asking them if I can go, as long as there’s little chance of then not being able to go, and them then knowing how badly I have to go for however long it takes to get to somewhere where I can go (if that makes sense!). That’s what makes me uneasy, someone else knowing that I need to go but can’t. I’ve never understood why - perhaps because of how awkward or even guilty I feel if I’m with someone else who clearly needs to go but can’t! I suppose, whether it’s at work or on a long car journey, it’s more likely to be a case of having to make the most of an opportunity when it presents itself rather than waiting until a certain level of desperation is achieved, although I very much like the idea of there being no such opportunities by the time the situation is critical 🙂