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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

When you guys take a leak at the urinal, do you stare down at your junk while pissing, or do you look straight ahead at the wall?

I concentrate on aiming my piss at the drain or at an angle so that I don't get teeny weeny pee drops splashing back.
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Here's one for everybody. The other day I was in the john at the Metra Station in Chicago and this guy comes in with what are obviously his daughters. They're little, maybe three and five. I felt both horror and pity for the guy. Even at the slowest of times, the herd tramping in and out of the can at the Metra resembles the crowd from the Cantina in Star Wars. Anyhow, the guy heads over to the stalls (which are full) and attempts to distract his kids from the ensuing chaos around them, things were hopping-a couple of trains had just come in. No luck, they were wide eyed with amazement. I have two daughters and remember the days of being out with them and breaking out in a cold sweat when they mentioned that they had to go. Luckily, they both have bladders the size of of medicine balls, so this dilemma was minimal. Fortunately,  his wait wasn't too long (quicker than mine waiting for a urinal) and he was able to scurry into a free stall. Out of the pot and into the fire, is there anything more disgusting than a toilet in a train station? Maybe the facilities at the Greyhound Station in Detroit, but this place runs a close second. I felt really bad for the guy, but when a kid has to go, they have to go. After they got out of there, I hope he hosed them down with industrial grade disinfectant.
 

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post


This would be great for my kids (twin boys)! As it is, when one is taking a sh!t the other is usually in there w/ him jabbering away about what was going on in school, hockey practice, etc. I think maybe b/c of the twins aspect their BMs are amazingly synched - you always here the other one saying "hurry up, I goota poop!" This set-up would be perfect....
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

This would be great for my kids (twin boys)! As it is, when one is taking a sh!t the other is usually in there w/ him jabbering away about what was going on in school, hockey practice, etc. I think maybe b/c of the twins aspect their BMs are amazingly synched - you always here the other one saying "hurry up, I goota poop!" This set-up would be perfect....

Thanks for sharing this.
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Thanks for sharing this.

You're welcome. It was posted in the spirit to which this thread consistently inspires...
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Thread Starter 
There was somebody in the only bathroom stall on my floor for a long time today. It was annoying. When I left and came back in who walks out, but my boss to leave me with a war toilet seat and shit streaks in the bowl. Lucky me.
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i grabbed a drink with the mastermind behind this thread, patrickBOOTH, on Saturday, and the place we went to was Maialino. I love everything about Maialino, all the food, all the drinks, the location, etc. etc. It's great. But the bathrooms were a little meh.

For clarity, they are actually the bathrooms in the lobby of the hotel that the restaurant occupies, and while it doesn't feel like they're totally separate and out of the way from the restaurant, in many ways they are.

The rooms themselves are very nice and well appointed. The paper towels they use are excellent (I'm going to do some research on this). The toilets were powerful.

The problem is they are two single toilet rooms that are unisex. Coupled with the fact that women take forever to do their shit, it means that there's always a line. I was always standing behind a group of 4+ women, and their chit chat struck me as weird. The second time I went, there was some dude behind me who was talking about peeing himself, it was way weird. I would have had a much better experience if one was designated for men, and the other for women. The problems that can arise from the two-uni are numerous (some fat dude on a chili dog high leaves streaks and a rotting smell for the stick thin 23 year old in a cocktail dress to find out .... or, even worse, the thin chick is the one who leaves the streaks).

Still, these could be some of the more intriguing bathrooms in the NYC restaurant scene simply because of the unisex designation.
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You're welcome. It was posted in the spirit to which this thread consistently inspires...

Thank you for raising them right. Eventually, this thread will need new blood if it is to become multi-generational, and the little romafans seem well on their way.
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This thread continues to deliver on so many fronts. Thanks, gomestar.

Also agree that Maialino is great. I always propose it on expense-account meals biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Also agree that Maialino is great. I always propose it on expense-account meals biggrin.gif

if you go on the early side and sit at the bar, they have a menu of $5 plates. We ordered 3 of these, and good god were they delicious. The bill only ended up high because of copious drink (but the more you drink, the more "this one is on the house" you get)
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

if you go on the early side and sit at the bar, they have a menu of $5 plates. We ordered 3 of these, and good god were they delicious. The bill only ended up high because of copious drink (but the more you drink, the more "this one is on the house" you get)

Never been to the bar there, will have to give that a try. Thanks for the suggestion. I'd be inclined to believe they'd be tasty.
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Thread Starter 
Yeah, but we got a lot of free sips and some free amaro. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

But yeah, the bathroom situation was seriously lacking especially for a place of that caliber.
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Serendipity? Kismet? Headed to Maialino in a couple of weeks w/ the little romafans....
Edited by romafan - 4/22/13 at 1:26pm
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I have yet to find a restaurant in NYC where you don't have to walk down stairs to use the rest room.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I have yet to find a restaurant in NYC where you don't have to walk down stairs to use the rest room.

Le Bernardin. Barbuto. Il Gatopardo. Il Buco. Jean Georges. 15 East. Eleven Madison Park. teacha.gif



but yes, overall, a lot of rest rooms are indeed down stairs. Daniel. Boulud Sud. Bar Boulud. Marea. (the list goes on and on. Morimoto gets a pass because of the sheer awesomeness of their toilets)
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