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OT: "37 Things Americans Do That Confuse the Rest of the World "
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l***@yahoo.com
2019-10-18 17:43:43 UTC
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One thing I don't get is #35:

"Visitors to the U.S. really, really, really don't appreciate American-style bathroom stalls. Several online forums have been devoted to the mystery of why there's so much space underneath and around stall doors."

So, how exactly do security staff in other countries make sure no one's hiding in a stall when a museum or any other building has to close for the night? Do they just push open an unlocked door when they knock and no one answers? Granted, it's hard to imagine why a non-criminal WOULDN'T answer unless that person were unconscious, but still...


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Lenona.
That Derek
2019-10-18 18:18:27 UTC
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Things Americans Do That Confuse the Rest of the World
Like walking on the moon?
A Friend
2019-10-18 18:25:44 UTC
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
"Visitors to the U.S. really, really, really don't appreciate American-style
bathroom stalls. Several online forums have been devoted to the mystery of
why there's so much space underneath and around stall doors."
It's probably so the floors can be mopped more efficiently.
David Carson
2019-10-19 02:47:40 UTC
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Post by A Friend
Post by l***@yahoo.com
"Visitors to the U.S. really, really, really don't appreciate American-style
bathroom stalls. Several online forums have been devoted to the mystery of
why there's so much space underneath and around stall doors."
It's probably so the floors can be mopped more efficiently.
American bathrooms are the gold standard of the world.
m***@gmail.com
2019-10-19 22:57:16 UTC
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Post by David Carson
American bathrooms are the gold standard of the world.
Not the one in my local Wal-Mart.
J.D. Baldwin
2019-11-02 13:25:16 UTC
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Post by David Carson
American bathrooms are the gold standard of the world.
Only if you've never been to Japan or Singapore.
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l***@yahoo.com
2019-10-20 17:37:37 UTC
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
"Visitors to the U.S. really, really, really don't appreciate American-style
bathroom stalls. Several online forums have been devoted to the mystery of
why there's so much space underneath and around stall doors."
It's probably so the floors can be mopped more efficiently.
*I* would think the main reasons would be:


1. So security staff, at the end of the day, can at least check discreetly for feet before they try to push the door open. (Think of the plot Claudia cooks up for herself and Jamie as to how they're going to hide in the MMoA, in "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.")

2. So that if someone can't get the door open, he/she can crawl out. Or, if that person falls unconscious, a staff member can crawl in and help.



Lenona.
Terry del Fuego
2019-10-20 18:15:30 UTC
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1. So security staff...
2. So that if someone can't get the door open...
3. Americans [sic] hate anything that reeks of granting privacy to
others.
W.C. Green
2019-10-20 20:01:48 UTC
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
In article <
Post by l***@yahoo.com
"Visitors to the U.S. really, really, really don't appreciate American-style
bathroom stalls. Several online forums have been devoted to the mystery of
why there's so much space underneath and around stall doors."
It's probably so the floors can be mopped more efficiently.
1. So security staff, at the end of the day, can at least check discreetly for feet before they try to push the door open. (Think of the plot Claudia cooks up for herself and Jamie as to how they're going to hide in the MMoA, in "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.")
2. So that if someone can't get the door open, he/she can crawl out. Or, if that person falls unconscious, a staff member can crawl in and help.
In earlier decades, it was so people lacking change could crawl under
the door of pay stalls.
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l***@yahoo.com
2019-10-20 20:14:45 UTC
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Post by W.C. Green
In earlier decades, it was so people lacking change could crawl under
the door of pay stalls.
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And why would they make it easier for them to do that?!
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