Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/02/17

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Toilets
From: puff11 at (Norm Aubin)
Date: Fri Feb 17 18:00:41 2006

Ted, - 

A friend returned from a trip to Ireland recently, and visited a Pub that
was built on the ruins of an old farm house or other building, that had been
in place for over 1,000 years.  The place where the urinal was located was a
wall that had been standing there for all that time.   His biggest pleasure
(or perhaps second biggest after finding a place to go) was to know that he
was standing in the place where a thousand years of men had stood, and was
leaving his mark in history as all those predecessors had done before.  It's
hard to find that connection with history here abouts!

It's also not the place where you want to whip out your camera to take a few
tourist shots!


> Ted Grant wrote:
> > Subject: Re: [Leica] re: Toilets
> >
> >> What about all the pay toilets in Europe we hear about on 
> this side 
> >> of the Atlantic?<<<<
> >
> >
> > Terrible that anyone would be subjected to paying to use 
> the john for 
> > crying out loud! Disgusting!
> >
> > Our federal government in Canada a number of years a go did 
> just that, 
> > put paying toilets in one of the new air terminals, I think Toronto.
> > But there was such an outrage by Canadians right across the country 
> > that a person would have to pay to use a toilet, the pay 
> stations were 
> > all removed. Much to the embarrassment of the government.
> >
> > I can't believe any country or city would be so boorish to charge 
> > anyone to use a toilet!  My wish would be that those coming up with 
> > such a stupid idea would at least pee their pants because 
> they didn't 
> > have a coin in their pocket when they had to go! Then maybe they'd 
> > understand the calling of nature has no price!
> >
> > Of course all pay station toilets automatically un-lock if 
> you have a 
> > Leica hanging off your shoulder! ;-) That's why I've never paid! ;-)
> >
> > ted

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