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Posted By: Ashley

Posted On: Jun 25, 2002
Views: 671

I would say that the MAIN reason is to SAVE money.. :)

Posted By: Jerry Dow; USA

Posted On: Jun 25, 2002
Views: 666
RE: Cracks

Well, the space under the door is an emergency exit, in case of fire and the door is still locked. The cracks in the sides of the cubicle are to check for more toilet paper when you run out. Then the cracks in the door are there so you can gander at the guys who are diddling at the urinals and give them a wink!

Posted By: florius

Posted On: Jun 26, 2002
Views: 649
RE: RE: Cracks

well in France the stalls are like little rooms. Americans say closet but we have no closets in Europe - only cubboards. they are unisex and people have been known, including some of my French friends to be very active in them.

Posted By: PianoGuy

Posted On: Jun 27, 2002
Views: 643
RE: Cracks

I'm with Ashley. It's much cheaper to install a row of toilets and then throw up those light, ill-fitting partial walls around them than to build proper closets. They're easier to clean (no need for separate drains) and to ventilate, and easy to unlock from the outside.
If the owners thought privacy was worth the cost, they'd build them better. (Didn't Alley McBeal's infamous unisex bathroom have such stalls?)

Posted By: Billy

Posted On: Jan 6, 2003
Views: 609
RE: Cracks

I was in a 'rest area' in Michigan and the toilets didn't have any doors on them at all!
You sat there with a wall on either side and no door, just a doorway.
Talk about a lack of privacy!

Posted By: Lewis

Posted On: Jul 14, 2004
Views: 577
RE: Cracks

No one's going to like this, but.... The real reason for all the spaces in American public toilet stalls is so the custodial staff can determine whether there is an occupant, before changing the toilet paper, and to allow for plenty of space to mop the floor areas.

Posted By: Beachside Versatile Bottom

Posted On: May 28, 2010
Views: 330
RE: RE: Cracks

I agree basically with Ashley with some added thoughts. It's cheaper, more sanitary, and much better ventilation (especially after some big fat grease eating monster has just taken a dump) and easiest to clean by install a military style row of toilets with partial PVC & Stainless Steel walls around them than to build enclosed Also the owners definitely don't want total privacy otherwise some people would take up temporary residence in them, use them for taking drugs, having sex or whatever. I have lived most of my life overseas and generally the US has the best and cleanest public bathrooms. I definitely am not in favor of people hanging out or having sex in public bathrooms, get a hotel room. Maybe that is because I'm classified as a Versatile Bottom and only have one partner at a time and try hard to stay in a relationship.


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