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Why Is The Handicapped Stall So Popular?  
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13588 posts, RR: 61
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1890 times:
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I'll admit it...I've got way too much spare time on my hands today.

But seriously, why is it that the handicapped stall is always the one people beeline to, regardless of their physical condition?

The wide-open spaces?

The rails?

The extra large door?

Personally, I think it's the fact that it's almost always constructed against a permanent bathroom wall, perhaps giving a sense of "security" when sitting in there (just two little aluminum walls instead of three).






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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2244 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1883 times:

For me, it's the space...I get slightly claustrophobic in the regular stalls. Plus, it helps if the HC stall is at the end, so you don't end up being surrounded by other stalls.


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User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 1877 times:

In most of the offices where I have worked, it is completely separated from the main toilets (probably added when there was a legal requirement to have it there - ie. building not designed with it in mind). It is therefore better if you want somewhere quiet to go for a quick shag.  Wink/being sarcastic Some female office workers have pretty boring lives so are happy to receive a bit of TLC during the working day.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 1872 times:

Most likely the same reason that the first class cabin is so popular...it's all about the space.

User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 1862 times:

It's the same thing as when you were a kid : If you had a bigger bike than other kids, you were cool... so now you have a bigger stall than others!

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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 1852 times:

Plus, you have a convenient handrail to grip if things are coming out sort of...rough.


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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

LHMark- I fell out of my chair when I read that!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Vafi88- another good reason for the handrail!


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

I took a dump in one today, its nice and roomy, I can stretch my legs if I want to.


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

It's the Business Elite of stalls...like mentioned, the handrails help when it's one that's gonna blow an o-ring lol.

Quickies are nice too....as long as the place is empty!

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

it makes a quickie easier to 'do.'


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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

It's big, and usally cleaner, not to mention that sometimes the baby stations are in there and I like to steal the wipes cuz they are better than paper towels.

covert



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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

In my old high school, someone wrote 'The Throne' on the wall behind the toilet in the handicapped stall.  Smile The rails and the extra room make a huge difference when you are dropping the Cosby kids off at the pool.


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

eh Delta Guy...I can see your a little biased there but I think its closer to EK A345 First Class...  Big grin

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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7186 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

jcs17....I laughed myself to tears (and almost fell off my chair too) at your description of going for a dump as "dropping the Cosby kids off at the pool."

User currently offlineKcle From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Back from a long absense, I had to respond to this particular thread.

I like the handicapped stalls because of the openness of them, as well as the sometimes larger toilet. I'm 6'4" and when I sit on normal toilets my legs come up towards my chest. On handicapped toilets my legs are in a normal comfortable sitting position.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

I have bad hips and even though I don't qualify as "handicapped" it makes it much easier for me to maneuver. If I see someone who really is handicapped, of course I let her use the appropriate stall.

redngold



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13588 posts, RR: 61
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
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I laughed myself to tears (and almost fell off my chair too) at your description of going for a dump as "dropping the Cosby kids off at the pool."

I've always loved that one! Or how about the always-popular "releasing the mud cobra" ?  Big grin

[Edited 2003-11-20 02:53:58]


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