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Caught short in Civic? Where are the quality bogs?

By astrojax - 12 February 2012 20

i was musing, as you do, as i wandered across civic the other day and, for no reason in particular, thoughts turned to the varying quality of public amenities in civic and it occurred to me that different people must have their particular convenience of choice and i thought i’d ask, where do rioters spend a penny when they’re caught short in civic.

or anywhere else, i suppose…  and does there need to be any upgrades of facilities or are we reasonably catered for when it comes to these public facilities.

of course, your favourite might be a sneaky private building facility – where are the good lurks lurking?

so..?

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GardeningGirl 10:36 am 17 Feb 12

trevar said :

I get stuck with the ones in the Canberra Centre quite often, which is annoying. They’ve stopped putting paper towels in them, so you’re stuck with having to walk out with wet hands (unless you refrain from washing them, in which case, ew!). Really annoying when you’re carrying manila folders! They also replaced their taps with taps that don’t have enough reach for the sinks, so it’s even difficult to get them wet in the first place! I guess they’re trying to discourage people from using their toilets, but when there aren’t really any other options…

Thanks astrojax for giving me a reason to finally have a whinge about their toilets; I feel much better now!

+ 1000

I don’t go to Civic as often as I used to and when I do I just take care of the shopping I went there for and no longer stay to browse or have a meal.

dph said :

As someone that use to work in retail, in the CBD of Melbourne & also in Woden Westfield, your safest bet is ALWAYS a David Jones or Myer store bathroom.

Usually located in the most remote, quitest part of the store. Always clean & relatively untouched.

You’re welcome!

You have ruined it for us all.

AsparagusSyndrome 12:11 am 17 Feb 12

astrojax said :

strange that no-one rates the self-cleaning doors-might-open-at-any-time-if-you’re-unlucky public loos littering civic… or the pubs.

I LOVE the self-cleaning ones. That way I can have a shave, a shit and a shower all in the one place, and on windy days, a blow dry, all for less than one Zimbabwe dollar.

astrojax 9:43 pm 16 Feb 12

strange that no-one rates the self-cleaning doors-might-open-at-any-time-if-you’re-unlucky public loos littering civic… or the pubs.

Jungle Jim 1:08 pm 13 Feb 12

astrojax said :

shirty_bear said :

EvanJames said :

It’s traditional to use the Maccas loos when you need a public toilet.

The McS***. If you promise Johnny No-Stars that you’ll buy food when you’re done, it’s a McS*** with Lies.

i’m sorry, but am i missing something? i completely fail to comprehend this response… can someone clarify? who is johnny no-stars, for one?

This was a common saying during my high school years on the mean streets of Weston Creek in the early nineties. A McShit is using the Maccas toilets with no intention of buying anything. It’s not only a take on “Mc” speak, a McShit with Lies is an obvious take on all meals coming with fries.

Johnny No-Stars would be a reference to the minimum wager behind the counter.

astrojax 12:56 pm 13 Feb 12

shirty_bear said :

EvanJames said :

It’s traditional to use the Maccas loos when you need a public toilet.

The McS***. If you promise Johnny No-Stars that you’ll buy food when you’re done, it’s a McS*** with Lies.

i’m sorry, but am i missing something? i completely fail to comprehend this response… can someone clarify? who is johnny no-stars, for one?

shirty_bear 12:00 pm 13 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

It’s traditional to use the Maccas loos when you need a public toilet.

The McS***. If you promise Johnny No-Stars that you’ll buy food when you’re done, it’s a McS*** with Lies.

Holden Caulfield 11:30 am 13 Feb 12

If anyone from David Jones in Civic is reading, it’s high time your bogs were given a renovation! Actually that probably applies to the whole store.

dtc 11:20 am 13 Feb 12

trevar said :

I get stuck with the ones in the Canberra Centre quite often, which is annoying. They’ve stopped putting paper towels in them

They do have hand dryers you know.

Well, not the ones that actually work (dyson). Still, if you have a spare 30-60 seconds you can get them hands dry.

McDs is the place when overseas, now opened in the interchange for your convenience.

There are public toilets in the bus interchange when the Canberra Centre is shut (I know, awful to think of but it does happen). Or the traditional Haig Park au naturale.

Dickson is going to need a toilet upgrade with all the new supermarkets.

EvanJames 10:33 am 13 Feb 12

It’s traditional to use the Maccas loos when you need a public toilet.

Kate09 9:22 pm 12 Feb 12

King O’Malley’s is surprisingly clean during the day…

farnarkler 8:34 pm 12 Feb 12

The casino and possibly the Canberra Theatre too.

dph 7:17 pm 12 Feb 12

As someone that use to work in retail, in the CBD of Melbourne & also in Woden Westfield, your safest bet is ALWAYS a David Jones or Myer store bathroom.

Usually located in the most remote, quitest part of the store. Always clean & relatively untouched.

You’re welcome!

farnarkler 5:49 pm 12 Feb 12

You could try the Novotel.

trevar 5:41 pm 12 Feb 12

I get stuck with the ones in the Canberra Centre quite often, which is annoying. They’ve stopped putting paper towels in them, so you’re stuck with having to walk out with wet hands (unless you refrain from washing them, in which case, ew!). Really annoying when you’re carrying manila folders! They also replaced their taps with taps that don’t have enough reach for the sinks, so it’s even difficult to get them wet in the first place! I guess they’re trying to discourage people from using their toilets, but when there aren’t really any other options…

Thanks astrojax for giving me a reason to finally have a whinge about their toilets; I feel much better now!

dpm 2:39 pm 12 Feb 12

http://www.toiletmap.gov.au/

Plus iPhone version, for when you’re caught out:
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/national-public-toilet-map/id323279108?mt=8

Don’t think they’re ‘quality’ rated though!

astrojax 12:20 pm 12 Feb 12

Ko. said :

These kind of secrets will go with me to the grave.

i knew i’d find like-minds here… 🙂

whitelaughter 11:53 am 12 Feb 12

Canberra cantre or Jolimont centre.

Ko. 11:53 am 12 Feb 12

These kind of secrets will go with me to the grave.

Cheap 11:44 am 12 Feb 12

Use the ones in the Canberra Centre.

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