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I Hate Portajohns

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    Portajohns

    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 18-21 2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    Yuck

    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

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    Um...ew?

    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

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    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

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    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

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    Lock The Door Will You...

    So this is a long and complicated story, but i'll just get to the point here. I was sleeping in a car with some people i new and we were somewhere just off of a shipping yard in Vancouver. I get up and its dark outside still and I do not no what time it is and when I woke up so...
    boby6 boby6 22-25, M Jan 24, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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 23 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Abusively Filthy

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

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    OMG!!!!

    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

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    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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    Okay

    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

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    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 26-30 4 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    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

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    Disgusting

    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 26-30 Nov 22, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Skeevy!

    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

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