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I was caught short while on a shoot in a back alley of Kuala Lumpur. When I explained the situation to my PM the best he could do on short notice was an illegal chinese gambling den a few levels below the alley. I think he paid them $50 to let me in.

 

As near as I could tell the gamblers refused to leave the gaming tables so they would shit where they were and a kid would pick it up and toss it in the general direction of the toilet room. From floor to near ceiling the toilet was covered in shit. In the middle was a tiny hole. No paper or water.

 

I sacrificed my jacket to walk and squat on, and a sleeve to wipe with. It was a very nice jacket. That night at the hotel, I tossed the rest of my clothes and my shoes.

 

I can still smell it.

 

lefty

post #11162 of 11466
Was this in Pudu? Or has that part of town gentrified?
post #11163 of 11466
The most unpleasant public bathroom I ever used was also in China.

Given the conversational conventions of this thread, poasters should probably clarify whether they're talking about the worst public bathrooms they've encountered, or the worst public bathroom experiences they've had. Those are not necessarily synonymous.
post #11164 of 11466

^^ Can't remember. This was 20 years ago and we were deep in a chinese area.

 

Lovely town; bad toilet.

 

Best bathroom was either an outdoor Balinese experience at a very nice hotel (actually, even the cheap Bali hotels have great outdoor bathrooms) or a celebrity's private bathroom where he had mirrored the walls, floor, ceiling and sink. The only non mirrored thing in the room was the gold toilet. It was an infinite number of you sitting on a gold toilet. Very Zaphod Bebblebrox.

 

lefty

post #11165 of 11466
I just had to look at pictures of genital herpes, and now this. Glad I haven't eaten anything today.

I once walked into the Penn Station upper level bathroom and was faced with a river of shit. Thanks for bringing back that memory, guys.
post #11166 of 11466
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^^ Can't remember. This was 20 years ago and we were deep in a chinese area.

Lovely town; bad toilet.

Best bathroom was either an outdoor Balinese experience at a very nice hotel (actually, even the cheap Bali hotels have great outdoor bathrooms) or a celebrity's private bathroom where he had mirrored the walls, floor, ceiling and sink. The only non mirrored thing in the room was the gold toilet. It was an infinite number of you sitting on a gold toilet. Very Zaphod Bebblebrox.

lefty

Wow, I'm imagining me hung over puking into a gold toilet, stuck in a mise-en-abyme recursion. Infinite shame, but also not without splendor.
post #11167 of 11466
lefty, although not nearly old enough, can say he's been in the shit, man.
post #11168 of 11466

I once had the holding tank on a portable chem toilet on my boat explode into my face while I fiddled with the dump valve trying to figure out why it was stuck. Pressure

post #11169 of 11466
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^^ Can't remember. This was 20 years ago and we were deep in a chinese area.

 

Lovely town; bad toilet.

 

Best bathroom was either an outdoor Balinese experience at a very nice hotel (actually, even the cheap Bali hotels have great outdoor bathrooms) or a celebrity's private bathroom where he had mirrored the walls, floor, ceiling and sink. The only non mirrored thing in the room was the gold toilet. It was an infinite number of you sitting on a gold toilet. Very Zaphod Bebblebrox.

 

lefty

Once worked on an out of town project they put us up in a motel that had mirrored tiles in the showers. The next day I asked one pf my co-workers what he thought of the rooms . He said" They're ok but its hard whacking off with that fat naked old man watching me"

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This afternoon I was in the Delancey St. subway station and decided to use their bathroom next to the F platform (I know). I went in and peed at the urinal while some homeless guy was in the stall, probably doing drugs. It smelled like dead livestock inside, but for some reason I felt like I should flush the urinal after peeing to sort of start the process of hygiene, hoping some good karma would bring cleanliness to the rest of the bathroom. Bad, bad idea. Water came oozing out of the urinal (which was already full of piss when I started going). I flooded the entire bathroom floor in about four seconds, and immediately ran out as soon as the guy in the stall started hollering when piss and water invaded his stall. Yikes.

 

So those were the "balmy breezes" Rodgers & Hart wrote about.

post #11171 of 11466
In Jermyn Street, in a basement, there used to be a Russian restaurant. The food was pretty bad but the restrooms were spectacularly bad, but in a good way. The urinals were in the shape of big, red lips and the toilets were cast in the shape of a naked woman. In the women's restroom, I am reliably informed, the taps were gold-plated penises and one twisted the balls to get hot or cold water.

I think it's out of business now.
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Thread Starter 
Flannel in May > humidity.
post #11173 of 11466
Are you in town? Is that who we have to credit for the weather this week?
post #11174 of 11466
Major construction projects on nearly every block have led to awful air and noise pollution. Despite a much lower crime rate over the years, I find the quality of life in NYC to be far worse than that of the Koch/Dinkins years.
post #11175 of 11466
Right? I mean, damn all this economic activity and shit.
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