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    Default British Unveil Restroom Finder Device, Several Men Highly Anticipate Service...

    Well maybe service is the wrong word...



    Thu Nov 29, 12:32 PM ET

    LONDON (Reuters) -"First came SatNav for lost drivers. Now there's "SatLav," a toilet-finding service to help people caught short in central London.

    Thursday, Westminster City Council launched a new mobile phone text message service that will guide Londoners and tourists to their nearest public lavatory.

    Anyone who sends the word "Toilet" to 80097 will receive a reply giving details of their nearest public convenience.

    Student Gail Knight, 26, came up with the idea for an innovation competition run by the council.

    "When I'm out with friends we're always ducking into McDonalds or department stores to use their loos but we feel a bit bad about it," she said. "I thought a text service would be really useful for people on the move."

    The service is available across the Westminster, an area that includes many of the capital's most popular sights, such as Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

    Unlike in-car devices that rely on satellites to pinpoint someone's location, the SatLav uses mobile phone technology.

    All that comes at a price, however. Rather than spending a penny, people will be charged 25 pence ($0.52) per text."
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    Jesus, 25p per text, plus the charge (is it another 50p?) to actually use the toilet. And then possibly propositioned by a fading pop star..........

    As the phrase goes, "Damn, this shit is expensive".
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    Wow, this device sure beats jumping up and down screaming, "Pee pee, pee pee!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Well maybe service is the wrong word...


    An obviously tickled George Michael offered no comment...


    Nor did this fella

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    I don't need to pay money to find a corner, spot behind a car, or shrub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Jesus, 25p per text, plus the charge (is it another 50p?) to actually use the toilet. And then possibly propositioned by a fading pop star..........

    As the phrase goes, "Damn, this shit is expensive".


    Thatta good one!

    Imagine having to pay to find the pisser.
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    Next they can come up with a GPS locator for dental care.

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    Handy Tip for Tourists:

    You know those guards at Buckingham Palace with the big, furry hats? They're not allowed to laugh or smile or talk or anything.

    Well, it turns out that they're allowed to kick your ass if you pee on them.







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