There was a line to use the new unisex toilets in the park. The cubicles are long and thin with the toilet at the far end and the door opening directly onto the public pathway. The first available toilet was filthy so I allowed the man behind me to go first. He said that if I was waiting for a clean cubicle I would be wasting my time as they all had urine covered floors and seats.
I was about to leave and try my luck in the shopping centre when one of the cubicle doors opened and three little children came bursting out leaving their mother on display sitting on the toilet and unable to reach the door to close it. Strangers had to close the door and promise to look after her kids while she finished up. Every woman except the one minding the children left the line without using the toilets.
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