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#1 Copacetic

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

We're on holidays in Victoria, staying out in the Yarra Valley with the in laws. It's beautiful.

Take the kids down to the park this afternoon. There were a few people there, including a bunch of hippies (no problems with hippies. Just using a word to describe the people we were sharing the park with).  It was a gorgeous day today. Iz climbs up on the swing and I go behind it to give her a push and there's this stench. I think hmmm. That smells a lot like human poo. Can't be possible because there's a toilet over there. I look around, can't see any dog crap, but in the corner there is a mound of dirt, that looked like it had just been out there. Direct Iz away from the stink and then just get on with it.

This little girl comes I over. Probably around 2 or 3 years old. Quick chat and then she yells 'Ma I need to wee. Mum (one of the hippies) calls her over to near where the mound is, takes off her undies and gets the kid to squat.

Now I'm cool - sometimes you can't always find a loo. But there's one RIGHT THERE. I had a look - perfectly clean. So I'm guessing that the area near the fence is where all the kids had been crapping all afternoon.

I mean really. I'm all for an alternative lifestyle. But I just cannot understand the issue with a child using the toilet!!

ETA:  non-issue but meant to put this in venting not WDYT. And haven't checked typos. Husband won't ask for wifi password so using phone. And suspect I will pay dearly for it. See later vent titles either 'Telstra' or 'stupid husband'

Edited by Copacetic, 18 December 2012 - 08:30 PM.


#2 Regular Show

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

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#3 EBeditor

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

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#4 bubbalee

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

That is just foul sad.gif

I live in the Yarra Valley, please tell me which suburb this was as I am planning a trip to the park with the kids tomorrow

#5 B-B-M

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

Eeeeewwwww!!!!

#6 tibs

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

That is just rank.

#7 beakie

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

Have to agree that's high on the feral-meter. Ick  sick.gif

#8 Jenflea

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

That's beyond feral.


#9 Jjbeanz

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Oh that's just disgusting!

#10 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Here I was about to defend the "ferals" against an over-zealous clean freak and... well they turn out to be actual ferals.  Bugger.  laughing2.gif

That's really rank.

Edited by BadCat, 18 December 2012 - 08:42 PM.


#11 Copacetic

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

I should add I didn't actually see anyone crap. Just wee. But logic being logic says what I did see, plus the stench equals kids crapping in a park.



#12 Frockme

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

Don't care where you were, that's F'ing Feral!
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#13 Jane Jetson

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Hmm. I think I may need to re-evaluate my lax stance on children always wearing shoes.

#14 Niamh23

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

That's a fricking biohazard. The parents should be fined.

#15 Copacetic

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE
Here I was about to defend the "ferals" against an over-zealous clean freak and... well they turn out to be actual ferals. Bugger.   That's really rank.


Far from a clean freak. If it was just wee, I'd go "meh" it happens and move on. But you know. sh*t is sh*t. Wherever age the body it comes out of is.

#16 bluetea

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

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#17 duckduckduck

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Yeah, that's not cool at all.

Similar story. Was at a cafe a few months back and the guy at the table next to ours wiped his toddler's green booger-filled nose on the linen tablecloth. Wasn't even trying to be covert, just did it like it was nothing out of the ordinary.  sick.gif

#18 wildflowers

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

That is gross.   I was horrified when I left a restaurant with my friend and her little boy wanted to wee so she told him to wee just outside the restaurant when they could have gone back inside to use the toilet.

#19 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE (Copacetic @ 18/12/2012, 09:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Far from a clean freak. If it was just wee, I'd go "meh" it happens and move on. But you know. sh*t is sh*t. Wherever age the body it comes out of is.


Yeah I agree.

I just thought it might be one of those threads where the ferals turn out to be perfectly normal people who let their kid touch the grass without latex gloves or something.   laughing2.gif

#20 JuniPooks_

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

Ah, I remember those poo mound hippy days.

But that was coz there was no toilet.

These people are feral.

#21 ~chiquita~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

That's feral alright! sick.gif

QUOTE
Similar story. Was at a cafe a few months back  and the guy at the table next to ours wiped his toddler's green  booger-filled nose on the linen tablecloth. Wasn't even trying to be  covert, just did it like it was nothing out of the ordinary.

What? No napkins or serviettes handy? nno2.gif

#22 Freddie'sMum

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Yuck.



#23 HollyOllyOxenfree

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 18/12/2012, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
poo mound hippy days.


Sounds like a great name for a band.



#24 ~Mintie~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

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#25 Boys Rock

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

That is honestly one of the most gross things I have ever heard of!!   ohmy.gif




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