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Old 07-31-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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I was just reading in the San Diego area they have an issue with humans defecating in public. I heard it was an issue in poor areas of New York around the 80s. Richmond Virginia doesn't have this problem. Are our homeless people better cared for or why do you think this may be an issue? Is this something I'd have to look forward to in big city living?
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:00 AM
 
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You see a lot of crazy things in any big city.

The other night I was on the subway in Brooklyn. It was sometime later in the night, maybe around 11-12. I looked out the window and I saw a homeless guy with his shirt off bent over with his pants pulled down and his butt against the wall and he was taking a **** on the wall!! While screaming. I just turned my head right around and pretended I never saw that as the doors closed and the train took off. That's how you gotta deal with it.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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Public defecation is... uhh, yeah... kind of a problem in big cities I would say. Particularly on the west coast in my observation (particularly Portland and San Francisco). Cities in general are much dirtier than what anybody living in strictly rural or suburban America would experience, with things like disease, trash on the streets, rats, and nasty, sticky seats on public transportation for example.

Still, this doesn't even come close to outweighing all the benefits of urban living, it's merely a healthy reminder of the general grossness of humanity.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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Part of it comes down to the availability of public restrooms. Simple, but true. I've lived in Chicago and NYC, and in both cases, there were lots of businesses that didn't even allow customers to use the restroom, much less random people off the street. So if you've gotta go.... you gotta go.

I didn't see much of this in Chicago, but it was definitely a thing in New York. And in both places, I heard stories about people who worked in retail finding poop in various parts of their stores.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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I was just reading in the San Diego area they have an issue with humans defecating in public. I heard it was an issue in poor areas of New York around the 80s. Richmond Virginia doesn't have this problem. Are our homeless people better cared for or why do you think this may be an issue? Is this something I'd have to look forward to in big city living?
^^^has never set foot in Monroe Park.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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I was just reading in the San Diego area they have an issue with humans defecating in public. I heard it was an issue in poor areas of New York around the 80s. Richmond Virginia doesn't have this problem. Are our homeless people better cared for or why do you think this may be an issue? Is this something I'd have to look forward to in big city living?
It's Legal in San Francisco for people to pee/poop in public. Too many homeless to arrest for it, so it's legal now
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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I was just reading in the San Diego area they have an issue with humans defecating in public. I heard it was an issue in poor areas of New York around the 80s. Richmond Virginia doesn't have this problem. Are our homeless people better cared for or why do you think this may be an issue? Is this something I'd have to look forward to in big city living?
This occurs so often in San Francisco they promote it in their tourist brochures. Slice of life type of thing.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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I though this is why we still have libraries.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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^^^has never set foot in Monroe Park.
Haha true
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Part of it comes down to the availability of public restrooms. Simple, but true. I've lived in Chicago and NYC, and in both cases, there were lots of businesses that didn't even allow customers to use the restroom, much less random people off the street. So if you've gotta go.... you gotta go.

I didn't see much of this in Chicago, but it was definitely a thing in New York. And in both places, I heard stories about people who worked in retail finding poop in various parts of their stores.
Lol maybe that'll learn them about restricting bathroom access!!
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