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Q: Is this too much? Grown woman going to the toilet in the gym showers!

I've personally seen countless toddlers encouraged by their mothers to pee on busy pavements, I've even seen one child pee right in front of the boarding gate at a Chinese airport, but yesterday I saw something that takes the cake: a grown up woman squatting in the shower of a fancy gym I go to to go to the toilet.

 

Not only was she grown up, the bathrooms were about 2 meters away and if nature does call and you really, really can't wait, at least draw the shower curtain for god's sake to spare others of the uncivilized sight!!  Yes, my gym has shower curtains but this woman thought it was acceptable to not only urinate in the shower but to show everyone in the gym what she was doing as if it were perfectly acceptable!!!!!

 

I paid over 4000 rmb for my membership expecting it to weed out the really uncivilized folk but i was wrong!

7 years 27 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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In China most toilets are also the shower drain. I laughed when dates would come over and try bathing in my western toilet.

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7 years 27 weeks ago
 
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Happens at my gym too, except there's not really any squatting involved in the men's showers   But what makes it worse, is that the floor drain is centrally located....so each shower stall's water runs out into the middle area of the shower room.  So you gotta kinda watch out for the "yellow river" when you transverse the shower room

 

And I find that I'm the only one who uses the shower curtains.  It's almost like they're afraid of privacy?

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Having once witnessed a middle aged guy pull his trousers down and do a dump in the aisle of a train carriage because the toilet was occupied, nothing, absolutely nothing surprises me anymore.

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could be way off on this,,,,  but I think the 'privacy' thing could lead to quick( or worse yet, slow), brutal death during the CR and maybe at many periods of Han history  (文化大革命; Wénhuà Dàgémìng).

So today people leave house doors open, toilet doors open, speak very loudly in public (whispering is a type of privacy) and generally do everything out in the open within touching distance of fellow Han.

 

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are you surprised? this is china, one big toilet. people go anywhere

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Hahaha that was a great story....I'm just wondering if you will demand a refund after that. 

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7 years 27 weeks ago

There are cookies, bookies and too many rookies for me to sit here trying to be a hooky! Looky Looky don't call me a wooky. Touchy Touchy Feely Feely Spicy Spicy Nicey Nicey & that's what the doctor Ordered!!

 
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Yup, I go to a gym much the same as you described and I see this behavior as well. On top of that the guys will routinely smoke in the locker rooms and even in the showers

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Within the month I moved to Beijing, I remember seeing a man taking a piss on a tree.

It usually wouldn't be surprising, but in this case, the man was pissing on a very, very thin tree, on a busy avenue's sidewalk. And he was facing the street (so the people on the sidewalk couldn't see?).

Surprisingly, the thin tree wasn't a very efficient cover, and all oncoming cars could enjoy the sight of his... twig.

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Coffaholic,

                 Of course it's too much. That's completely pathetic and uncivilized. :( It doesn't surprise me. Jeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzz.

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Cool, you should have taken a photo!

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I remember when I was having a walk within my community, an old lady was walking in front of me and all of a sudden she went under a tree and took her pants off and did her business there... I was totally shocked...and embarrassed, so I covered my face and walked out of there as fast as I could.....

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One time I was walking down the street eating an ice cream cone when a cop runs past me into the alley I was passing by at the time. I stop for a second only to see him, about 3 meteres away from me, drop his trousers, squat over, and diarrhea all over the floor, in plain sight of everyone. I dropped my ice cream cone. He made some deep groans, you knew they originated from the darkest recesses of his digestive system, and lit up a cigarette as his lawn-mower ass continued to sputter out poo horizontally outward in a cone-shape mist. Of course the migrant workers get hit in the face as they're coming back from dinner.... I threw up right next to him and walked off like a champ, you guys think you had it hard. 

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  Who gives a shit, it's pee, it's everywhere. Maybe not in your house, but i've got a kid and believe me, it's everywhere. My whole house is plater-caste in piss and shit. So what if some bird takes a whizz in the shower, I piss in the shower all the time? Sometimes me and the wife shower together and I piss down her leg. Quit being a princess. By the way, have you changed your name? I'm sure it was coffeeholic, but now it's coffaholic. What is it, you gave up the coca and got heavy on the smokes?

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My friend took a date home.. in the middle of the night she got up and peed in the corner of his bedroom on the floor, when he yelled at her, she apologised and wiped it up with his bath towel!!

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