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AIBU to wish men had to queue more often for a pee?

(31 Posts)
Elegran Fri 23-Nov-12 18:55:55

A nice reversal of the usual male/female loo visit here. Q for a P

I like the description in one of the comments.

gramps Fri 23-Nov-12 23:03:29

What can one say? except to sympathise with you. It takes my Missus ages unless with first two in the queue!
On more than one occasion, we men, have stood by to let the Ladies use our facilities! Otherwise "weed" be waiting impatiently for yonks!!

Anne58 Fri 23-Nov-12 23:20:41

gramps !! grin

Hunt Fri 23-Nov-12 23:23:39

Once at a history fair, enormous queue at the ladies no one at the gents. I turned the notice to the gents round so that both notices said 'LADIES'. It worked very well apart from a few ladies rather surprised to find a urinal and several men making a beeline for the nearby hedge. Didn't wait to see what the authorities said when they found out!

yogagran Fri 23-Nov-12 23:23:46

Why do (presumably male) planners of new buildings still not provide more "ladies" than "gents"

absentgrana Sat 24-Nov-12 08:22:10

A more reasonable wish would be that women had to queue less often. smile

Bags Sat 24-Nov-12 08:52:02

In places where there is a single Gents and a single Ladies and there is a queue for the Ladies but not for the Gents, I just use the Gents. Does anyone else do that?

I wouldn't go into one of those places where there is a row of urinals though, though technically one could with a Shewee, I suppose blush

Nanadog Sat 24-Nov-12 09:55:44

At the Patchwork Quilt Exhibition at the NEC last year the ladies rebelled. Granted there were very few men there anyway, but we commandeered both sets of loos. All day. Bring it on.

AlieOxon Sat 24-Nov-12 10:58:18

I gather there were enough Ladies' at the Olympics though.

ButI remember on a trip (hitch-hiking up Norway with a friend) finding a unisex loo in Oslo with a ladies' urinal. Not in a cublicle. No, we weren't brave.

Deedaa Sat 24-Nov-12 16:16:09

Some years ago I was at a concert with my mother and, come the interval, there was the usual queue for the ladies. As time was running out some off us took over the gents. The men who tried to come in took it for granted that they'd made a mistake and left. Eventually a gentleman in evening dress came in, realised what was happening , and said "I'm sorry ladies but I'm due back on stage in two minutes so you'll just have to turn your backs" which we all did with much hilarity.

I once had an interesting meeting with a Austrian truck driver in a loo at a truck stop in Italy when the ladies side was locked. grin

FlicketyB Sat 24-Nov-12 16:21:51

About 20 years ago I attended a conference where I was the only woman, me and 79 men. The most pleasureable part of the whole three days was watlzing past the long line of men queueing for the loo and having the ladies all to myself

NfkDumpling Sat 24-Nov-12 16:22:26

Time they did away with urinals and made all loos unsex. One queue - no problem.

Ana Sat 24-Nov-12 16:24:58

I have on occasion used the gents, but have always felt as though I was doing something I shouldn't be doing....if you see what I mean!

Nanadog Sat 24-Nov-12 16:41:32

Too much information dee wink

Grannyknot Sat 24-Nov-12 18:32:32

I read a very funny column somewhere once that said as if women didn't take long enough going to loo already, they take even longer now due to all the *'shaper' underwear we have to fight our way out of and back into each time. *Mind you, call it what you will, the ones I have look very much like what my mother would have called her 'step-in'. smile

Daisyanswerdo Sat 24-Nov-12 22:56:07

Waiting in a long queue recently and wondering why some women took so long, a solution occurred to me - doors automatically springing open after 3 minutes. Is that long enough? 3 and a half perhaps?

Nanadog Sat 24-Nov-12 23:50:31

Shaper underwear? What's that?

absentgrana Sun 25-Nov-12 09:23:58

Nanadog It's probably that underwear that reckons it can flatten bums and bellies by squashing them with immensely strong elastic-type stuff. I should think it is calculated to make women faint in the same way as those terrible laced-up corsets of the nineteenth century. I prefer to let it all hang out. grin

Nanadog Sun 25-Nov-12 10:16:06

But where do women think it all goes?
Lavoisier's Law of Conservation of Mass means it is still there somewhere...all compacted together under the 'shapers' or bulging out the top and bottom?

Deedaa Sun 25-Nov-12 15:24:51

Surely the problem with Shaper underwear is that you go out looking slim and sexy, meet George Clooney's better looking brother, go back to his place and then at some point you have to disrobe and out comes all 25 stones of cellulite. Can't see this ending well - the struggle to undress you would probably have scarred him for life even before the horrible truth was revealed. At least if you're prancing round like Hattie Jacques in full sail he's got fair idea of what to expect grin

Ana Sun 25-Nov-12 15:28:08

grin Deedaa. You're right!

annodomini Sun 25-Nov-12 15:35:06

Bought some body shaper tights a couple of weeks ago. Broken nails and twisted wrist from the struggle to get the things on. Didn't see any difference in my shape and by the time I got home, the crotch was between my knees. Will now go back to hold-ups.

chitchat Sun 25-Nov-12 15:42:07

I wonder how the young ladies wearing those all in one tops and bottom's that are becoming fashionable now, get on. Hate to be in a queue behind one of them.

Nelliemoser Sun 25-Nov-12 16:42:18

Have any of you tried "she wees" as advertised in walking magazines? I cannot see quite what benefit they would be in terms of ease of use .

This is probably a bit too graphic for gransnet forum. grin

Elegran Sun 25-Nov-12 16:51:13

There was a whole thread on she-wees and similar gadgets a while ago, and no-one went into the vapours. Maybe we should have another one for new posters - there was a lot of useful information (and some interesting prdicaments were recounted)