I’ve decided to have a regular curmudgeonly rant here at the
Ramblings. I’ll start with one of my pet hates.
There was time whenchap’surinals were separated from each other
by porcelain partitions. This however is fast becoming something of the past,
as in newly installed latrines, the yawning orifices invariably stand side by
side without a divider in sight. Not only did these barriers allow a certain
amount of privacy, they also avoided the problem of peripheral spray from adjoining
urinals being used by fellow dischargers in a particularly enthusiastic
fashion. Worse still, many newly invested gentleman’s facilities feature a continuous
stainless steel wall beneath which flows a frothing gulley. These are to be
avoided at all costs. Now I'm not a great fan of the Health and Safety Department, but they have seriously overlooked this potential threat to the male population's salubrity. It’s really not good enough.