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Old 04-08-2019, 01:55 AM
 
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I think this is what we refer to as First World Problems.
Indiscriminate disposition of human waste is a huge third world problem. There is no need to allow the same where first world facilities exist.
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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If they did it in the middle of the parking lot, out in the open yeah, that’d be weird but if they found a private place like a bush or went behind a tree or something then it’s unlikely that anyone would ever know. Adults can generally control their bladders and predict when they have to go so they can plan ahead. Kids who just learned how to pee in the potty can’t always do that.
I don't see the big deal. The cop overreacted.

Now... myself at 30 years old pissing in a parking lot behind a gas station probably in view of various apartment buildings around me... that's another thing... but jeez is it difficult to find a public restroom in the Boston area late at night (the gas station was closed).
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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Granted, this is a three year old who's probably still learning to control his bladder. But what happens when a homeless person has to go and there are NO public bathrooms he can use? I'd bet everybody giving the kid a pass here would scream like banshees if they saw a homeless person pee in public for the same reason.
Big difference between the two examples you gave.
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:43 PM
 
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As always, with any topic, as in the Bible, there's a Seinfeld reference that's appropriate to the discussion.

In "The Parking Garage", Jerry is arrested for indecent exposure for peeing in the corner, after spending hours trying to locate his car unsuccessfully.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:25 PM
 
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I don't see the big deal. The cop overreacted.

Now... myself at 30 years old pissing in a parking lot behind a gas station probably in view of various apartment buildings around me... that's another thing... but jeez is it difficult to find a public restroom in the Boston area late at night (the gas station was closed).
I'm not sure how the cop overreacted.

The child had the opportunity to **** in private in the car. The mother chose to make this a public issue.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:26 PM
 
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If they did it in the middle of the parking lot, out in the open yeah, thatíd be weird but if they found a private place like a bush or went behind a tree or something then itís unlikely that anyone would ever know. Adults can generally control their bladders and predict when they have to go so they can plan ahead. Kids who just learned how to pee in the potty canít always do that.
The kid was already in private to begin with. They were in the car. Why expose the kid to the public when you don't have to? I think given the options the mother had here, the cop acted appropriately. The mother didn't put the public in best interest here.
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Old Yesterday, 06:39 AM
 
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At the statue of liberty they have one place with bathrooms and a big *** statue between you and it. And my 4 year old who has been potty trained for 2 years had to go NOW. So my husband took off running with him and my kid is screaming and my husband pulls him behind a tree and pull his pants down and my son still pees all over his shirt and his pants and his shoes and its 40 degrees and drizzling and we are on an island with no extra clothing. And sometimes there is no other option.
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 AM
 
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The kid was already in private to begin with. They were in the car. Why expose the kid to the public when you don't have to? I think given the options the mother had here, the cop acted appropriately. The mother didn't put the public in best interest here.
It sounds like they were walking to the bathroom and he just couldnít hold it any longer.

You really think peeing in the car was a better option for a toddler?
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Old Yesterday, 09:07 AM
 
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You really think peeing in the car was a better option for a toddler?
Instead of peeing in front of who knows how many people in a gas station parking lot? Yes, peeing somewhere a little more private would have been a much better option.
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM
 
Location: NJ
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You know it's pretty sad that we treat each other this way. I just thought about it...don't people allow their dogs to urinate in parks? Though they usually pi** on the grass, there's no way of cleaning that up and people walk in it all the time. Why is it that we are giving animals more rights versus humans? I bet people don't get upset when they see neighbors allow their dogs to take a leak in their yard. And before anyone says it, I know that dogs can't be taken to the restroom to do their business but they aren't exactly doing all their business in their owner's homes now are they?



And I can tell you that even when owners pick up after dog sh** that the area it was in stinks. Still, people don't make a big deal about this but are making a big deal about a 3 year old who couldn't hold it. Before anyone says anything about defecating, I don't think she would have allowed her child to do that in the parking lot.
I run a Facebook group for the developerment I live in. I cant count the number of posts made about people letting dogs pee on neighbors lawns. Most pick the poop up but some do not. We have a lot of posts about dog poop too.
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