I Hate Portajohns

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    I'm grossed out by public bathrooms. I try my best not to use one and trained myself to pretty much go all day without using the potty even if I had a zillion things to drink. What's worse than a public bathroom? Porta potties! Those are the most gross things ever invented. I...
    mimsy2 mimsy2
    26-30, F
    Nov 28, 2008

    Yeah... No.

    I'd rather do my business in a bush or a hole in the ground than use one of these things. They're smelly, cramped, and just generally irritating. Plus, I always feel like I'm going to catch some sort of horrible airborn illness whenever I go into one. Just... eww. No, no, no, a...
    InsertCoolUsernameHere InsertCoolUsernameHere
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2011

    Yes I Do Hate the Nasty Vile Things

    Having a phobia of germs leads me to hate “portajohns.”  I will never again use a portajohn choosing rather to go outside on the ground before I will utilize one. (Like I am ever gonna pee outside nope- no way- no how!!!)  I was at a NFL game of course...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    26 Responses May 18, 2008

    I Refuse

    I won't use one. Not even if I REALLY have to go. I just can't. It's an issue. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    Oct 29, 2010

    I'm With You On That One!

    I only go into those things in ABSOLUTE EMERGENCIES We used to have a sort of portajohn at our summer cabins many years ago before regular toilets were available in summer cabins (I'm talking about (1976-1987) Grandpa built an outhouse where it was just a large (not sure what...
    Spiritsinger Spiritsinger
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2010

    Oh Gosh

    I won't even go in portapotties. They are disgusting. I refuse to use them, at all. I hate public bathrooms enough as it is. But portapotties are like a million times worse. Yuck.
    youngmiss youngmiss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2008

    They Smell

    and I dislike hovering over a pile of everyone's clearly exposed... business. also, I've heard horror stories of people tipping them over. Imagine how awful that would be. Ew.
    RoastofRump RoastofRump
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2011

    Toilet, Please!

    I cannot remember the last time I ever resorted to using one, probably because I try very hard to avoid that situation. Just... the thought of "adding to" piles and piles of other people's... stuff... No. I can't.
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    Jul 24, 2011


    The reason i hate portajohns is because whenever i'm in one i feel like someone's gonna knock it down... Even when im in a park in the middle of now where in a portajohn... i feel like some evil sprite is gonna jump out and knock it down.. and then i'll be covered in portajohn...
    emotionalresq101 emotionalresq101
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

    On Hovercraft and Rockette Maneuvers..my Coping Mechanisms!

    Dear God...Is there anything nastier than these things?? I will go buy a soda somewhere to avoid using one of these things at a festival or craft fair. Otherwise, I wait as long as I possibly can before I will force myself into one of those disgusting boxes-o-crap. As far as...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    Jan 13, 2009


    EWWW!!! The worst ones are out at outdoor concerts bc people get drunk and puke everywhere, not sure how sanitary that is! it makes me gag when i just have to walk near them!
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee
    22-25, F
    Sep 4, 2008

    Abusively Filthy

    SOOOOOOO damn disgusting! Eww...! I'd rather wear Depend's diapers.
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2009

    Hate Them!

    Or any public toilet for that matter; but porta-loos in particular. No matter what time of the day, they are always humid, sticky, and smelly. And what's more annoying is having to wait for ages in a queue to use the abominable thing! I make it worse for myself, too, ...
    spektor spektor
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2008

    Is There Anybody That Likes Them??

    The worst is the little ones. You're at a baseball game, an outdoor fair or festival, or any number of other places... and the little one says "Mommy, I have to go" Christ, right now? Please no. Can't you hold it? Well, the answer is no, as most children under the age...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 13, 2008


    I hate them. I will seriously hold my pee until I get home, I refuse to go in them. You can see other peoples' **** and **** and omg it just too gross. There are so many germs in that toliet you have flies flying in there and omg!!! My mom tried taking me in there once and I...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2009


    Probably my worst nightmare at an outdoor rock concert is having to use one. I only use these disgusting boxes when there is absolutely no other alternative available to me.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 22, 2010


    Portajohns are about 100 times worse than public restrooms, and I don't like them either. They smell bad, you feel closed in and claustrophobic, and what if someone outside gets bored and wants to knock it over? I say no thank you to Portajohns.
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2008

    Especially When It's Hot Out

    I hate having to use them at all, but it's worse when it is hot out. The inside is extremely hot, and the smell is even worse. I'm pretty much sweating while I'm in there, and I'm always scared that the smell is going to stick to my skin because of that. I try to avoid using them...
    Ashley868 Ashley868
    26-30, F
    Apr 24, 2009

    Who Doesn't?

      Blech. Nothing as gross as a Portajohn. I don't like public restrooms in the first place and try not to use them whenever possible. But these are beyond the normal public restroom. Hot, smelly, dark, lucky if there is paper...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 1, 2009


    Yeah, they're nasty and I try to avoid 'em.  But there's not always much choice.  When ya gotta go, ya gotta go!
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    Potty Training 101

    I have always hated portajohns. I dislike the smell of them. I hate the way they make me feel closed in and clausterphobic. I think it is absolutely disgusting looking down into the pit of toilet paper and feces swirled with bright blue liquid! My worst experience inside one was...
    emptyheart emptyheart
    41-45, F
    25 Responses Jun 15, 2008

    I Have A Thing With Germs..

    I hate portajohns, I mean i have a hate for those damn things! I remember when i was a kid my family and i went to the park and i had to use it. My mother noticed a portajohn and she's all "Look Ronnie, there's a portapotty, go use it." I was a kid i didn't know what the hell it...
    MissSpookiness MissSpookiness
    26-30, F
    Apr 27, 2012

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