X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb websiten Burnetts and Struth website The Scottish Trading Company
Xmarks advertising information Celtic Croft website Xmarks advertising information Celtic Corner website Xmarks advertising information

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
  1. #11
    Join Date
    8th February 18
    Location
    Near the Summit, above Silicon Valley
    Posts
    421
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    ....Is this sort of toll station for restrooms common in the UK?...
    I remember learning about this when I asked about the term, "I need to spend a penny". British sitcoms are a great way to learn the intricacies, & expand one's knowledge of the Queen's language.
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

  2. #12
    Join Date
    24th January 17
    Location
    Ellan Vannin
    Posts
    282
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I remember there also used to be a seaside postcard with the picture of a man in Highland attire walkimg out of the ladies with two black eyes and head spinning as he'd picked thecwrong toilet & got a belting for it!!!

    Don't remember spotting that sign last time I was in waverley station though!!

  3. The Following User Says 'Aye' to Allan Thomson For This Useful Post:


  4. #13
    Join Date
    4th September 16
    Location
    Castle Rock, Colorado
    Posts
    130
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiltedjohn View Post
    Photographed this the other day in a shopping centre near Edinburgh Waverley station. (Might it upset some, if it implies Scotsmen are neither men nor women?!)
    I saw this in Ft Williams after walking the West Highland Way.
    Found it rather amusing.

  5. The Following User Says 'Aye' to ibrew4u For This Useful Post:


  6. #14
    Join Date
    8th November 17
    Location
    Clearwater, Florida, USA
    Posts
    183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by imbrius View Post
    Pay toilets used to be very common in the U.S. up until half a century ago, hence the stereotypical humorous rhymes. Also, yes. In areas with a very high population of transient persons with habits of using illicit narcotics, combination locks and token fee systems are common. Off the top of my head I can think of Portland, Oregon as one place where an open-for-all-to-use restroom is the exception rather than the rule, but that's slowly shifting as the city moderates its affordable housing crisis.
    I seem to recall, as a child, pay toilets (10 cents or so) in the subway when my dad would take into the City (New York City, that is) to his work. There was an unspoken agreement amongst all involved that one would hold the door open for the next person as a courtesy.
    At a time like this one must ask themselves, 'WWJDD"
    What Would Jimmy Durante Do?

  7. #15
    Join Date
    7th September 18
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Waverly Station

    Not surprised they charge, quite the money maker at Edinburghs main station.

    http://www.thenational.scot/news/160...tish_stations/

    Plenty of pubs with toilets to use in the city and might as well have a wee pint when your in the pub too.

  8. #16
    Join Date
    27th October 09
    Location
    Kerrville, Texas
    Posts
    5,212
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller6582 View Post
    Plenty of pubs with toilets to use in the city and might as well have a wee pint when your in the pub too.
    That's the kind of toll I'm more than happy to pay!

  9. #17
    Join Date
    1st June 18
    Location
    Franklin, Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    74
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've never seen a pay toilet in the States, but I've spent nearly all of my time in Tennessee and I'm a child of the 80's. But we would typically make a purchase as a gesture of thanks.

    My first interaction with a pay toilet was a pancake cafe in Amsterdam. I was jet lagged and paid €2 and didn't get my €1.50 change... I did appreciate the increased privacy of European stalls. I guess that's what you're paying for.

  10. #18
    Join Date
    24th January 17
    Location
    Ellan Vannin
    Posts
    282
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fflex View Post
    Here I sit, broken hearted; paid the toll and only f*rted.... sorry, couldn’t resist..
    Gives a whole other meaning to Toll Booth perhaps?....

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0