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(, Sun 1 Apr 2001, 1:00)
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A thought occurs to me
As an adult* I don't like communal showers in sports facilities. I don't think I'm alone in this, and yet we think it's perfectly reasonable to force children to use communal showers in school.

What do you think?

* Insert hilarious strikethrough saying I'm fat, or ugly, or Rachelswipe etc.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:40, Reply)
kids aren't aware of how sexy they are

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:41, Reply)
Thanks "Paul Gadd"

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:44, Reply)
fun for all the family.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:46, Reply)
That's incest.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:52, Reply)
tomato, to-may-toe.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:01, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:20, Reply)
He says Po-tay-toes though.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 23:30, Reply)
i love the way your mind goes "fat.... ugly... rachelswipe"
that has TOTALLY made my monday. still, miles better than the dead thread it replaced i guess.

as a child, communal showers frightened me. i mean the sort of big ominous empty ones... shudder.

i haven't had a communal shower since i was about 12, however.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:43, Reply)
I love the way getting subtley abused makes you feel better.
This might explain a lot about your choice of boyfriend.

I've been painting a lot Swipe, when was the last time you painted something.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:46, Reply)
i turned down the option that i got offered on sat night if that helps
erm... i helped my friend paint her shop a little while ago. in exchange for free curry and champagne.

and i won a prize for my drawing at a burlesque night recently. but that wasn't painting. that was charcoal.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:49, Reply)
Name & shame the individual.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:51, Reply)
no, it was some random geordie in the club.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:53, Reply)
DG then.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:53, Reply)
Heeheehee :D
Who could possibly have resisted his groovy action on the dance floor? Phwooooar \o/
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:32, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:54, Reply)
I wasn't there.
But if I had, she wouldn't have turned me down.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:01, Reply)
well, who in their right mind would?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:11, Reply)
what have you got against communal showers?
I mean, it wouldn't be my preference of a method to shower but in the scheme of things they seem fairly harmless.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:45, Reply)
unless you're in a concentration camp, I suppose.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:46, Reply)
I just don't like having to shower with a bunch of strangers.
It's bad enough when some old man decides to use the hand dryer in the gym to warm up his scrotum.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:47, Reply)
That, I admit, would be disturbing
you have weird gym users.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:47, Reply)
doesn't pjm have a story about some dude at his gym who uses the hairdryer to dry his pubes?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:50, Reply)
There was a guy walking around flossing his teeth the other week
That was also fucking rank.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:52, Reply)
what is wrong with people? like saggy old women at the gym who insist on standing naked and rubbing lotion into every bit of themselves. worst of all, bending over to do it.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:54, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:55, Reply)
there was some lass on the treadmill this morning
who had been poured into lycra 4 sizes to small for her. I don't know why anyone - male or female - does that particular piece of unpleasant delusion.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:56, Reply)
I love wearing lycra.
Though if I'm in the gym I tend to stick some other shorts over the top.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:59, Reply)
nothing wrong with lycra
it's wearing lycra that's very much too small for you that's upsetting.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:00, Reply)
Fair enough. Mine fits me.
TMB, where do you stand on the proposal to force all dogs to be microchipped?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:01, Reply)
I've not thought too much about it, I'll be honest
I don't really see what the problem with doing it is, though.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:03, Reply)
because next they'll be microchipping people

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:06, Reply)
some fuckers need microchipping.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:06, Reply)

microchi kneeca
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:07, Reply)
you won't be saying that next time your at waitrose
and the machine keeps going 'unexpected item in bagging area' and your fucked cos of the microchip in your brain
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:08, Reply)
my Waitrose hasn't got self-service tills though.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:10, Reply)
they have them in a secret back room full of caviar and cliquot
they only let the good customers use them
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:10, Reply)
ah, rightho.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:21, Reply)
your so middle of the road you're practically a fucking cyclist

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:27, Reply)
stick to your guns you massive poof
lycra is for homosexuals and pricks
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:05, Reply)
And Al.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:20, Reply)
i dunno who the fuck this al is you pricks are always bloody going on about

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:23, Reply)
my girlfriend does that, and on her arsecrack

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:00, Reply)
I don't give a shit, either or.
Anyway the amount of child flesh on offer paralyses nonces so they can't attack.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:46, Reply)
yeah, but wthout that it just looks pervy when Mr Greensholf has to teach you how to shower one on one.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:51, Reply)
I can see no reason why either adults or children should be forced into communal showers.
I blame dirty PE teachers.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:51, Reply)
thats the strange thing, Mr Greensholf taught history.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:53, Reply)
This explains so much.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:08, Reply)
I don't think adults ever are
But it's a cost thing, mostly, I imagine. Cheaper than individual cubicles. Possibly easier to make sure kids aren't misbehaving, too.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:54, Reply)
Maybe not forced, but I've been places where the choice was that or stay smelly
Another reason to avoid the gym. Yes I see the point on cost saving, but it's still a nasty thing to do to kids who are just developing and are understandably self conscious about their bodies.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:08, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:13, Reply)
Kid are curel enough already, no need to make it easier.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:19, Reply)
I always hated the communal showers at school
Nowadays, I don't tend to give a shit though.

Morning Al. Christ, this hangover/tiredness is kicking my arse.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:51, Reply)
Morning AA.
Did you have a nice weekend?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:53, Reply)
Not bad thank you
Old housemate popped round on Friday with a crate. New housemate bought another 3 later on. Felt a bit rough on Saturday, whilst sorting out the internet at my landlord's house.

Friend's birthday on Saturday was fun, up until the point I had to down my pint, as we were preparing to leave, and I'd just bought a pint. Things swiftly went downhill from there, not good.

Yesterday, I simply recovered, lolled most heartily at the football, then attempted an early night. Oddly, this didn't work, and I'm more tired today than I have been in days.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:57, Reply)
Looks like the Dutch Government has resigned.
Another european government bites the dust.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 11:54, Reply)
Is it Belgium that hasn't had a government for a couple of years now?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:00, Reply)
They didn't have one for over a year, but they managed to get one in December 2011.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:02, Reply)
and did fine, which must worry other governments

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:04, Reply)
Except that they're Belgian.
And have unisex toilets everywhere.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:08, Reply)
haha, its like a step teacher realising they might aswell stay at home

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:10, Reply)
Oh god, communal showers. The stuff of nightmares.
I know the reason behind them. Cheaper to install, pervy gum teachers etc... But they really are horrendous, and even as an adult I would rather just go straight home and shower there than use communal facilities.

On a slightly related note, mr b3th has seen some pictures of Saturday night, and has proclaimed that Lighty looks like a paedo.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:09, Reply)
Very astute man, Mr b3th.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:11, Reply)
fortunately he's to old for me
Strikethrough me end strikethrough anyone
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:24, Reply)
Any joy with the car?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:29, Reply)
And how's your toilet? House covered in poo?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:30, Reply)
Erm, I'm getting around to having another go at fixing it myself.
But first I'll have another coffee, dick around on the internet for a bit then ring the plumber \o/
There's still enough hot water in the tank to flush with a jug... and bog roll is going in the bin for now, which is making me homesick for Greece.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:36, Reply)
Don't let Mildew near it...
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:37, Reply)
Hadn't thought of that...
*shuts bathroom door FIRMLY*
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:38, Reply)
Hurr hurr.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:41, Reply)
Hello! Who hates my BFF today?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:42, Reply)
Yeah, tell us who it is and we'll chin them!
I have plenty of chins to share...
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:47, Reply)
I don't think there is any specific hate being directed my way today.
Did anyone bad mouth me at the weekend?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:48, Reply)
No. Bob didn't turn up and I had more interesting conversations with other people.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:01, Reply)
You're really covering yourself in glory there.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:04, Reply)
I know. Bear with me. Even slower than usual today.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:06, Reply)
looks like they can fix it today
Thank God. This was turning into the longest bash ever and I suspect Jeff will be sick of the sight of me by the time I go.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:40, Reply)
So many potential responses, I cannot choose.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:41, Reply)
*waits on edge of seat*

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:45, Reply)
That's good news then :)
I'm sure Jeff wouldn't mind at all... didn't he mention something about having the whole week off work? ;o)
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:44, Reply)
I am supposed to be packing for my move though
Sitting in a Bristol McDonalds reading the Guardian isn't very productive.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:47, Reply)
You could go to the pub instead?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:48, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:48, Reply)
went to a cafe with Jeff
Car now fixed woo!
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:48, Reply)
I suppose the jacket didn't help ;o)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:28, Reply)
Hello lovely!

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:33, Reply)
Hello chuck!

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:37, Reply)
my coat is BRILLIANT

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:43, Reply)
I don't recall anyone ever taking a shower at school
I was the school cripple so there was never any need. There were showers there but I can't recall them ever being used.

Now I am older I cycle to work and use the communal showers in the gym but it really doesn't bother me. Mind you I am not fat, ugly or overly hairy and I don't have a small penis. I am also not Rachelswipe, but if I was....
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:15, Reply)
"...I would be fat, ugly, overly hairy and have a small penis."

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:18, Reply)
Don't be rude.
Her penis is gigantic.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:27, Reply)
It must be awkward for you walking around at def con bongle all the time
even worse when the fat hairy guy hangs his towl on your chubby.

Where are the cider photos eh?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:22, Reply)
There are no photos of the cider
because this cider had no reflection. You could actually feel it turning your legs to jelly.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:25, Reply)
Delicious cider jelly?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:26, Reply)
I'm having my genitals mutilated in 3 hours
as part of the recovery I have been told to have regular sex but the oven glove has dumped me and the wife is totally frigid, so Dr's orders ladies, form an orderly queue, who's first?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:27, Reply)
Did you hear that?
sounded like a pitched squeal coming from somewhere near Norwich.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:35, Reply)
I thought I felt a shudder of fear.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:37, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:37, Reply)
He's bound to be telling the world how excited he is about this opportunity, I'll check his facebook status ... Oh.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:40, Reply)
It says something about sequins

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:47, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:48, Reply)
Well you just go and apologise right now young man

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:50, Reply)
Not really bothered.
My gym has private cubicles, what I object to is people being naked in the sauna. They sit on a towel, but having a cock a few foot away from your face is a bit disconcerting.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:36, Reply)
My cock is a few feet away from my face
Is yours not?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:47, Reply)
Well yes. But a sweaty naked one of someone elses isnt. Hopefully.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:49, Reply)
+soon though

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:50, Reply)
Shit, who gave you my address?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:52, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:53, Reply)
That's because kids are horrible
a bit of torture is allowed.

The last place I had to shower communally was before the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, and it had to be done naked with a woman walking past at least once to check everyone was washing correctly.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:44, Reply)
Do they want to make sure it doesn't start smelling of fish?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:49, Reply)
Apparently Americans try everything they can
not to shower naked in front of other people, so they'll sneak in in swimming costumes and fight to be allowed to keep them.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:51, Reply)
I take it you have to swim naked in the Blue Lagoon?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:54, Reply)
Luckily no
They let you put your stuff back on before you jump in.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:55, Reply)
How odd
DO they also put a cork in your holes to ensure no pissage?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:56, Reply)
I suspect they rely on people's good faith in that respect

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:58, Reply)
But they police the showers?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:22, Reply)
I prefer a cubicle myself.
It's mainly because at the gym I used to go to there were communal showers - and old men seem to really enjoy soaping their balls while talking BIZNIZ. I find this off putting - I imagine them going to meetings later in the day... "well John, as I told you and your balls earlier on, results for quarter for are looking firm, like your Johnson! Ha!"

Yesterday I went to the changing tent for men after the marathon, but people were taking their partners in with them. So I couldn't change properly otherwise strange ladies would have seen my bits. STRANGER DANGER!
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:52, Reply)
Did you run the marathon, or are you just a perv?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:54, Reply)
A little from column a, a little from column b.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:57, Reply)
Congratulations by the way.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:57, Reply)
Thank you! :)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:57, Reply)
I was tracking you on the website.
I got quite concerned after you ran a blistering first half. Then we realised you must have been walking.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:04, Reply)
Yep, my first half was great.
Then, after 15 miles, my knees fell apart. 2 massages, and 11 miles of hell later, I did it. But the pain I was, and remain to be in, was awful.

So, gutted with the time, but ecstatic with the completion.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:09, Reply)
Was it your IT band, or do you just have spaz knees?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:11, Reply)
I think it's ITBS.
The massage lady said that my ITB was like a rope. They also said my whole legs were in spasm. Second massage lady told me to walk only. So now I have to do another one to prove I can do it quicker - bloody 20 miles a couple of weeks ago in 3 and a half should have put me on a better time! I don't really care though - I could have quit but I stuck at it.

Also - it was so hot yesterday... I think I was low on salt.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:14, Reply)
26 miles is a real achievement though
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:22, Reply)
Don't forget the .2
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:30, Reply)
You did a marathon AND got massaged by ladies.
Total win!
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:31, Reply)
All I could think at the time was 'do you need to massage me that high? Thank god I've got tight underwear on!'
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:50, Reply)
There's one in a couple of weeks that you could do...
My plan is a spring marathon and an autumn half marathom each year. I liked the look of the French wine tasting half marathons but al made me sign up for the Bristol half again.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:33, Reply)
My plan is to try and stop being ill and broken and run a half marathon in July before Bristol.
Next year I plan on doing the Brighton half in February.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:37, Reply)
Haha, a couple of weeks may be too early!
Maybe a half before the year is out. Maybe. :)
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:49, Reply)
Sign up! Sign up!

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:55, Reply)
Which one, when and how much?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:58, Reply)
Bristol Half Marathon. 30th September. Bristol.
I think it was about 30 quid.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:01, Reply)

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:04, Reply)
Don't think.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:06, Reply)
What time did you complete it in?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:05, Reply)
6 hours 6 minutes.
First 13 was just over 2 hours. But then, as I say above, one knee totally gave out quickly followed by the other. So my 4 hour marathon quickly had to be let go in favour of just finishing. Which I did!
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:11, Reply)
Have done the Great North Run twice.
A half marathon is more than enough for me. If someone had said "now turn round and run back" I would have chinned them.

Every year when I see the marathon on TV I think I should have a try, but then reality kicks in & I remember what a fat lazy cunt I am.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:13, Reply)
I'm going to see if I can get a charity place for this years GNR

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:23, Reply)
Yeah congratulations.
I'm doing a 60k walk in a few months, to be done in 30 hours. Looking forward to it.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:21, Reply)
60k? Wow! Good luck! Is that the one around the Isle of Man?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:24, Reply)
My friend is doing a 100km walk along the south downs in 30 hours.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 13:30, Reply)

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