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Vancouver restaurant bans men from peeing standing up
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/ ^

Posted on 10/12/2011 12:12:53 PM PDT by jakerobins

A Vancouver restaurant has come up with an interesting solution to the men-can’t-aim problem: Ban men from peeing standing up.

Recently, my wife and I had brunch at the Edible Canada bistro on Granville Island. When I went to use the facilities, I was surprised to see just one unisex bathroom with about six private stalls and a communal sink area

Even more surprising, though, was the sign above the toilet, showing a stick man tinkling into a toilet with a line through it. Yes, Edible Canada has banned men from peeing standing up

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TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; ediblecanada; sitzpinklers; theworldnextdoor; unisexbathroom; vancouver
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Obama should feel welcome.....Moochelle will still be welcome to stand! LOL
1 posted on 10/12/2011 12:12:58 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

The obvious response is to pee on the sign.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 12:14:18 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Absolutely...

I can show them what a “miss” looks like...

Idiots.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 12:15:48 PM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: jakerobins

If I went in there and saw that, my pee would be everywhere but the toilet.


4 posted on 10/12/2011 12:16:02 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: DuncanWaring

Their mistake was having a communal sink.


5 posted on 10/12/2011 12:16:22 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: jakerobins

Sounds like this guy lets the wifey call the shots on where they go out to eat by choosing where the granola crunchers can discuss hot topics like “buying/eating local”, etc. He should feel right at home squatting to pee.

If he wants to find out whether he has been overruled, he should choose a steak place for the next meal out. Her answer will let him know whether he squats or not...


6 posted on 10/12/2011 12:16:58 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: jakerobins

Was there a sign over the sink?


7 posted on 10/12/2011 12:17:54 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: jakerobins

Could be a jobs program: the Pee-Pee Police.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 12:20:21 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: jakerobins

I can’t imagine Donald S. Cherry paying any attention to such a sign.


9 posted on 10/12/2011 12:20:21 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: jakerobins

Really, do you expect that anyone other than a sitzpinkler would eat at a place called “Edible Canada?”


10 posted on 10/12/2011 12:21:19 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: jakerobins

In case anyone is interested, I found a couple of the menus for the place.

Lunch: http://www.ediblecanada.com/menus/14166-Edible%20Fall%20Lunch%20Menu%20FINAL-%20withborder-1.pdf

Dinner: http://www.ediblecanada.com/menus/94287-Edible%20Fall%20Dinner%20Menu-1.pdf

Looks like your basic upscale/fine dining menu with all the standards. Probably a nice meal, but not enough to make me obey some stupid rule about sitting down to pee.

I gotta admit, though, the french fries cooked in duck fat with bacon aioli dipping sauce sounds really good...


11 posted on 10/12/2011 12:21:29 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: jakerobins

This would be one of those times where I know my B Vitamin regimen would come in extra handy.


12 posted on 10/12/2011 12:21:32 PM PDT by numberonepal (I'm on the Cain Train. The Herman Cain Train!)
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To: jjsheridan5
Their mistake was having a communal sink.

And for skimping on type and number of signs...

13 posted on 10/12/2011 12:22:34 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: PAR35

That was my question, I would just pee in the sink, but then I am a crude redneck who doesn’t know any better.

You can bet on one thing I am not squatting to pee.


14 posted on 10/12/2011 12:22:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: RitchieAprile

Google the top ten Canadians.


15 posted on 10/12/2011 12:22:54 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: jakerobins

People will just get confused an poop on their shoes.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 12:23:38 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: jakerobins

17 posted on 10/12/2011 12:24:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: jakerobins

How do they enforce this?


18 posted on 10/12/2011 12:24:34 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Liberhoids: Painful, Stinky, and Red.)
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To: jakerobins

....and just who is gonna monitor that rule?...........and what........


19 posted on 10/12/2011 12:24:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: jakerobins

20 posted on 10/12/2011 12:25:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: jakerobins

21 posted on 10/12/2011 12:27:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: jakerobins

“sitzpinkler.”


22 posted on 10/12/2011 12:27:38 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: HerrBlucher

How do they enforce this?

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Yeah, this just means the seats will get nasty.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 12:27:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: jakerobins
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/peeing_sitting_down
24 posted on 10/12/2011 12:29:08 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: workerbee

Chief Inspector: Bawney Fwank.


25 posted on 10/12/2011 12:29:39 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: jakerobins
I work on a maintnance crew, and on occasion we've had to clean public restrooms when the janitor skipped them.

I can attest, the men's bathrooms are infinitely dirtier, stinkier, stickier...than the woman's rooms.

26 posted on 10/12/2011 12:29:54 PM PDT by NakedRampage (Fortis cadere, cedere non potest (A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield))
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To: jakerobins

Would not eat there, and I’m a woman. Unisex restrooms, ugh.

Let the men have a urinal or too, and their own restroom, and what happens in the Gents, stays in the Gents.

Please.


27 posted on 10/12/2011 12:30:24 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: HerrBlucher

I Imagine to promote fairness a Chaz Bono look a like stands nearby as the Official Bathroom Bouncer?? LOL....


28 posted on 10/12/2011 12:31:25 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

29 posted on 10/12/2011 12:33:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jakerobins

Man evolved to being bipedal just so we could pee standing up. After millions of years, we’re not going back because some chick says so.


30 posted on 10/12/2011 12:34:06 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: jakerobins

Unisex
To not offend the transsexuals
For equality

Liberalism run amok and eventually to the overrnning of the Anglosphere to political correctness and eventual Dhimmitude and death by the Religion of Peace.

They slit the throat of those who oppose Sha’ria Law and the pussified, self-loathing Canadian Socialists scramble to not “offend” people who voluntarily mutilate their own genitalia.

Where did the White male go? The loser, skinny jeans, noseringed Ipod wearing Justin Beiber’s fearing global warming are going to lead us?

Wow, thank God half my life’s over, I could not imagine what my kids will face in 50 years.


31 posted on 10/12/2011 12:36:46 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: jakerobins

No problem. Pee in the sink


32 posted on 10/12/2011 12:37:12 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: jakerobins

And I thought the American man was being feminized.


33 posted on 10/12/2011 12:37:12 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: jakerobins

Well, now we know why the “Canuck’s” couldn’t win the Stanley Cup. No such problem in Boston.


34 posted on 10/12/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: jakerobins

Real men ignore such signs.


35 posted on 10/12/2011 12:38:03 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: PoloSec

Oh, the feminization of men is a Satanic thing, and his realm includes this whole world.

What God created separate (Gen 1:27), Satan seeks to blur, and what God puts together (marriage/family), Satan seeks to separate.


36 posted on 10/12/2011 12:40:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jakerobins
My response is the same as during a second amendment argument: "From my cold, dead hands".
37 posted on 10/12/2011 12:42:14 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: jakerobins

If guys would sit on the seat as required and then pee against the stall door, they would probably change this policy


38 posted on 10/12/2011 12:43:55 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: jakerobins

It’s not so much that I can’t aim, it’s that I won’t care what I hit if I see such a stupid sign.

Soon after we came out of the caves, men began to mark their territory. If you want to help us, put a fire hydrant in the middle of an empty room... then we’ll stay out of the stalls. Oh, and keep the women out of our room!!!

BTW... why aren’t women required to leave the lid up, so it’s ready when we get there... it would be one less thing for us to do and it would help us focus on our aim.

Many years ago I owned a Country Western bar. We had a seating capacity of 356 and on the weekends we were always filled and often way over capacity. I had to help clean the restrooms. Sure the floor in the mens room was often wet around the pee troff. HOWEVER, the women’s restroom was ALWAYS a filthy pig stye.... I hated that room...hated it, hated it, hated it.

I figure that in a few short years, todays men will start having periods, so maybe it’s a good idea to train them to sit..


39 posted on 10/12/2011 12:45:36 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~)
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To: wac3rd

“The loser, skinny jeans, noseringed Ipod wearing Justin Beiber’s fearing global warming are going to lead us?

Wow, thank God half my life’s over, I could not imagine what my kids will face in 50 years.”

If you raised them right, they’ll be fine. Our boys (12 & 13) don’t buy into any of that sissy crap. When asked if their classmates do, they confirm the fact, but are okay with their classmates’ decisions, quickly pointing out that it just makes themselves all that more appealing to the girls.

Some things never change.


40 posted on 10/12/2011 12:47:14 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times. Stand up 8. - Japanese Proverb)
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To: Pompah
MMMWWWah ha ha ha ha ha ha


41 posted on 10/12/2011 12:47:40 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: farmguy

I expect a significant “piss protest” at this establishment.

poor cleaning crew...


42 posted on 10/12/2011 12:49:11 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: T-Bird45
Anyplace named "The Edible Canada Bistro" (did I read that right????) likely wouldn't get my business.

Sounds like a place for hipsters to show up in their fashionable T-shirts and horn-rimmed glasses, and discuss the subtle, yet distinctive differences in various brands of Free-trade coffees.

My thought on the whole issue was "Who's checking?" :-)

43 posted on 10/12/2011 12:49:32 PM PDT by wbill
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To: jakerobins

Hmm, sit down to pee. Now that is just a PLAN by women to make sure WE put the seat down.
Now they can relive one of their fantasies about not having to put the seat down before using the facilities.

Of course, if they don’t remove the urinals, I imagine it would be most difficult to sit on one of them, but it could bring new life to the old saw
“Damn that water is cold”.
“Deep too”.

Man and woman arguing about who was better at anything.
The guy finally says
“OK I can pee on the wall higher than you”.
She says
“Fine, BUT no hands”.


44 posted on 10/12/2011 12:51:10 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Gator113

Vancouver, where the men’s rooms have tampax machines.

Ohhhhhh Canada.....


45 posted on 10/12/2011 12:52:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: wbill

remember in canada the mounties always get their man...

alas poor canada...


46 posted on 10/12/2011 12:56:41 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gator113
I figure that in a few short years, todays men will start having periods,

Pretty much the theme of this excellent book:


47 posted on 10/12/2011 12:56:50 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Ditter

Mike Berry is talking about this.


48 posted on 10/12/2011 12:58:55 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: dfwgator

“We aim to please.”

“You aim too, please.”

IMO this calls for a Jane Fonda urinal target.

Around 1976 there was a semisatire news item about a Senate bill to make men and women equal by outlawing just what this restaurant did (TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION ALERT). Its sponsors said, “Number one is all right but you don’t stand for it.” The article went on to say that the sponsors Sen. McGovern and Kennedy introduced the bill while sitting down.

Anyway, yet another reason not to visit scenic Vancouver which I hear is crime laden and overrun with muzzies.


49 posted on 10/12/2011 1:00:00 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: jakerobins

That rug really tied the room together.


50 posted on 10/12/2011 1:02:03 PM PDT by Wolfie
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