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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

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Is this where I introduce the infuriating subject of most men's habit of leaving the seat up?
No, it's the time to introduce the infuriating subject of most women's habit of leaving the seat down.
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Old 22.01.2015, 23:42
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

Standing while peeing should be treated as an art. From my experience, not many master it.
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Old 22.01.2015, 23:57
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

its not so much about aim. its all about the splash. even when you aim at the sides.

i sit, so i can postpone cleaning my toilet.
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Old 23.01.2015, 00:01
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No, it's the time to introduce the infuriating subject of most women's habit of leaving the seat down.
Why?

Up or down, I still pee standing up.

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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

someone said art?

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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

If only urinal was standard in modern bathrooms…
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No, it's the time to introduce the infuriating subject of most women's habit of leaving the seat down.
Or possibly the age old question of who blinks first apropos cleaning up the mess that you blokes simply don't seem to notice?!
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Or possibly the age old question of who blinks first apropos cleaning up the mess that you blokes simply don't seem to notice?!
Don't generalize. Some men know how to clean and some women don't - and not only the toilets. I know it's not fashionable to consider sexist derogatory comments made about men in general, so let's call it what all generalizations are: too general to be even slightly relevant.
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Don't generalize. Some men know how to clean and some women don't - and not only the toilets. I know it's not fashionable to consider sexist derogatory comments made about men in general, so let's call it what all generalizations are: too general to be even slightly relevant.
Sense of humour slipped?

But if you insist; it's apparently not generalising, nor derogatorily sexist for you acknowledge that it's usually the women/mothers/wives who are expected to do the cleaning?

Both of my sons do most of the domestic tasks in their own homes.... partially because they've been brought up to do their share and partially because they're just better at it than their partners.
But I have noticed that the one thing that's slipped is their ability to put the lid down, and yes, it is something that really annoys most women.
Make of that what you will.
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and yes, it is something that really annoys most women.
Make of that what you will.
Why does it? Men don't complain when women leave the sit down and usualy don't demand a urinal in every bathroom. I believe in equality, it means that no men impose his views on women.... and the other way around.
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Old 23.01.2015, 08:03
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Why does it? Men don't complain when women leave the sit down and usualy don't demand a urinal in every bathroom. I believe in equality, it means that no men impose his views on women.... and the other way around.
Or rather, that you "impose your view" on all forum readers regardless of gender.
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Old 23.01.2015, 08:11
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Yes it does.
When I posted my comment the thread was down in the General Off Topic section - which doesn't.
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Old 23.01.2015, 08:47
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Standing while peeing should be treated as an art. From my experience, not many master it.
Yes it is, especially when one is at an acute angle.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30937492

So judge agrees that property was damaged, but because it was uric acid - as opposed to any other kind - the landlord isn't entitled to compensation.
Well, that's not what he said. There is a difference between damaging something and tear and wear of use. The judge said that urinating standing is normal behaviour which a landlord has to expect from a person renting an apartment. If you install floors which are that sensitive to uric acid you'd need to inform a potential renter beforehand and not just keep his deposit once he moved out.

Overall a very well balanced conclusion. The reason why this is so popular in the media is the exact language the court used to express it. "Trotz der in diesem Zusammenhang zunehmenden Domestizierung des Mannes ist das Urinieren im Stehen durchaus noch weit verbreitet"
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If only urinal was standard in modern bathrooms…
I've seen them in Germany at private homes.

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Why does it? Men don't complain when women leave the sit down and usualy don't demand a urinal in every bathroom. I believe in equality, it means that no men impose his views on women.... and the other way around.
Generally doesn't bother me, except those middle of the night bathroom trips where one goes to sit down, only to find their bums ending up on a lower, thinner, (and sometimes, wet) version of the seat that should be there. Very disorienting...
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I've seen them in Germany at private homes.

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I've see one in Switzerland; in a house belonging to a German friend of my wife's.
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I've see one in Switzerland; in a house belonging to a German friend of my wife's.


I never did
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

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Well, that's not what he said. There is a difference between damaging something and tear and wear of use. The judge said that urinating standing is normal behaviour which a landlord has to expect from a person renting an apartment. If you install floors which are that sensitive to uric acid you'd need to inform a potential renter beforehand and not just keep his deposit once he moved out.
Precisely. Given that urine splatter is an ordinary occurrence in bathrooms, for both men and women (or so I am told by women, that ladies rooms are also often rather gross), it's irresponsible to install a material that is exceedingly sensitive to acid.
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perfectly correct. As it has to be. To urinate into whatever and wherever to me is a basic human right
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If only urinal was standard in modern bathrooms…
Thinking about it, it is strange they are not part of the modern bathroom in homes, particularly as less water would be needed for the flushing of a man's piss. As well as I presume more comfortable for a man.
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