There’s a toilet in the park nearby which thankfully, I’ve never had to use. I call it the tardis as it looks a bit space-age. I find it a bit weird and rarely see anyone using it. It’s often out of order and takes a 20p piece, which most people don’t carry with them – especially now. I wonder how long coin-operated machines will continue post-Covid. I suspect we’ll see many more contactless machines in the near future.
The ‘tardis’ locks and unlocks automatically and I sometimes wonder if anyone’s ever been trapped inside. I don’t think I could summon up the courage to go in it. Over the years I’ve had various friends knock on my door to use our loo to avoid going in.
I heard an amusing story the other day about a lady who took her grandson on a day trip and used one similar to this. The grandson decided to make a run for it out of the door leaving her on the toilet in full view of a crowded area. To add insult to injury (or vice versa) the toilet’s automated cleaning system then kicked in. These things self-clean (this one apparently with internal sprinklers). Luckily she thought it was funny!