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Taken aback - what would you have done?

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Grandmama Mon 17-Dec-18 18:39:05

This morning, about 10.15, walking along a busy road that leads into the city, I noticed ahead of me a youngish man, casually but smartly dressed leaning close up against the railings of a front garden with his back to the road and pavement. The railings are on a low wall. I sort of suspected what he was doing and I was right - he was weeing through the railings into the garden. There was a continuous stream of traffic but, unusually, no other pedestrians close at the time. He could have walked a few yards further on and gone out of sight into an alley. I walked on but was somewhat taken aback. What would you have done?

oldbatty Mon 17-Dec-18 19:00:13

a continuous stream you say?

Luckygirl Mon 17-Dec-18 19:33:33

Obviously no prostate problems then! grin

I do not think I would have been taken aback - many is the time when I have been caught short and wished I had a suitable organ to have a quick pee somewhere.

Reminds me of the joke about the little girl out and about and she saw a little boy pee up a tree - she looked at it thoughtfully, then said "What a very useful thing to take on a picnic!"

Riverwalk Mon 17-Dec-18 19:39:21

I'd have done nothing - what did you do?

Cherrytree59 Mon 17-Dec-18 19:43:59

You could have made a comment that he was actually peeing into someone's garden.

However, if you had startled him or made him turn round mid flow......shock

EllanVannin Mon 17-Dec-18 19:51:59

I'd have just carried on, not in the least surprised by the continuing amorality of this nation.

merlotgran Mon 17-Dec-18 20:00:34

Another thread about toilet habits? hmm

Grammaretto Mon 17-Dec-18 20:05:19

We live near a pub. Many's the time I've seen men peeing in my garden.
I find it revolting. What can you do?

M0nica Mon 17-Dec-18 20:56:57

Was he French?? Or didn't you ask. tchgrin

MissAdventure Mon 17-Dec-18 20:59:29

Did he have a string of onions around his neck?
That would have been a strong clue if he was French.

merlotgran Mon 17-Dec-18 21:22:03

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MissAdventure Mon 17-Dec-18 21:26:32

A bike with a basket on the front with du pain, du boursin in it, maybe?

callgirl1 Mon 17-Dec-18 21:30:16

It happens a lot around here, it`s usually East European men, apparently it`s the done thing where they come from, not very nice when it`s down our passage though.

BlueBelle Mon 17-Dec-18 22:04:41

I d have done nothing, but I d rather a pee than the bxxxxx dollop of runny cat poo in my garden planter today

mumofmadboys Mon 17-Dec-18 22:09:48

Ignore it. Minor problem in my view

Jalima1108 Mon 17-Dec-18 23:10:39

What would you have done?
I'd have hung on and tried to find a public loo.

Men have it so easy.

annep Mon 17-Dec-18 23:15:52

Yes men do have it easy. God is definitely biased.
I would have done nothing and I know its a small problem but I think its disgusting.

Day6 Tue 18-Dec-18 00:41:46

Isn't it an offence to urinate in public?

It certainly is offensive. I too think it's disgusting.

MissAdventure Tue 18-Dec-18 00:56:29

Its foul. angry

Rufus2 Tue 18-Dec-18 08:32:10

What would you have done?
Taken the piss out of him! tchgrin

crystaltipps Tue 18-Dec-18 09:04:08

Say loudly “ ooh that reminds me, must get some chipolatas.”

ginny Tue 18-Dec-18 09:16:32

Day6. Yes it is an offence to pee in a public place. However , yo can do a n’number 2’ as long and you do not expose yourself.confused

Izabella Tue 18-Dec-18 10:19:20

Callgirl - so sorry about your passage.

Newquay Tue 18-Dec-18 12:09:01

Ugh! At least it will get washed away with the winter rain. We have a lot to do with French folk. Once, in a city, one of the (v smart middle aged) French men was just going to pee in a sort of entry alongside M&S! I am well used to the French thinking this is normal but I said to him “hang on there are toilets in the store” His reply was he wouldn’t be long he was just peeing!!