WTF! Is wrong with the French!?!

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  1. davidathomas42

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    We just arrived at a Yelloh Village campsite near LaRochelle France.

    Stayed here last year and while the campsite is flawless for a mixed site with Motorhomes Caravans and rentalble units as well as the very impressive pool complex and other entertainment the only gripe was the shower and toilet blocks were very sub par based on Caravan & Motorhome Club sites.

    Well we are in a rented unit (bit like a static caravan) this time as it was easier with the 9 month old. But had a thoroughly enjoyable trip down in the MH over 4 nights and the 3.5 year old has really taken to her top bunk bed now to make way for the baby in be bottom.

    Anyway we heard on arrival that the toilets and shower blocks have been demolished and replaced with new shiny modern ones so I went for a nosey.

    Very impressive showers. Same for the brush your teeth and shave cubicals. Baby change also fantastic and even private urinal cubicals! Great for those that get stage fright.

    But the actual toilets! WTF!!!!!!
    Nice cubicals. Clean as a whistle. BUT NO toilet seat!!!!!!!!! Again WTF!

    Not even a disposable cover or any drilled holes in the porcelain to mount a proper one. Just a crisp white base to hover over and get some good quad muscle exercise.

    I mean as a fit 39 year old I can do that. But what if your slightly more senior. Or have a medical condition? Your expected to sit on the porcelain in cold discomfort?

    I ask you again. WTF is wrong with the French?

    p.s the toilet in our private unit/static what ever it is has a toilet seat?

    WTF?
     
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  2. Clarky

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    That David, is one of the reasons we have Motorhomes.
    We have a nice comfy, clean and private loo in ours. :D:D

    Richard.
     
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  4. davidathomas42

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    Except for the extra splash back risk of dropping from a greater height.
     
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    I've seen hundreds of loos like that in England. Don't diss the Froggies :)
     
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    I do no like it.

    Should have seats.

    Thats why I have almost always used on-board facilities. Step out of the shower into my cosy bedroom/lounge.

    Not on a filthy cold floor.
     
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    Once over the initial shock I’d much rather sit on the porcelain than some toilet seats I’ve come across. Easier to clean prior to use.
     
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    Got used to it over the last thirty odd years, at least the restaurant toilets have improved beyond measure.
     
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    :)
     
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    Different culture the French :D
     
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    Problem solved!
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    Once you're done it's a seat for sitting \ eating out!(y)
    Two birds one stone.;)
    Surprised Lafuma not got an equivalent model.:whistle:
     
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    Two inches lower is better for no 2’s. Even better if you put your feet on a couple of thick books. Not that I’m necessarily in favour of holes in the ground, though there’s still a few of those around :)
     
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    Chill! there are worse things that could happen. Just make sure the bar is well stocked and relax.
     
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    I am saying nothing about the French:whistle:
     
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    Tootles ❤️ loved them also.
     
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    A discerning man was our Tootles and greatly missed.(y)
     
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    Better that than the old Dick Turpin Toilets..................
    stand and deliver :giggler::giggler:
     
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    Lots of Mussies in France and they stand over the toilet (hammam) so the seatless bogs are dual purpose.
     
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    Reason is that it is actually much, much more hygienic than the "English" fetish for a toilet seat/hinges etc on top of the porcelain.
     
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    You're there for a sh!t, not an afternoon in the sun.
    Sit on the bloody porcelain, it's obviously designed to be seatless to save on maintenance and repair..
     
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