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(AZCentral)   City posts signs reminding employees not to drink from the toilets and urinals   (azcentral.com) divider line 49
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2010-11-10 11:01:05 PM
The lights in our restrooms at work also shut off by themselves if they don't sense movement outside the stalls. Very scary to be sitting on the throne and suddenly finding yourself in pitch darkness. You have to waddle out of the stall and wave your arms to get the light to come back on and hope no one walks in the restroom at that exact moment.

/stupid hippies
 
2010-11-10 11:06:15 PM
Wouldn't want to drink the gay water.

/ also, grey!
 
2010-11-10 11:07:24 PM
Walker: The lights in our restrooms at work also shut off by themselves if they don't sense movement outside the stalls. Very scary to be sitting on the throne and suddenly finding yourself in pitch darkness. You have to waddle out of the stall and wave your arms to get the light to come back on and hope no one walks in the restroom at that exact moment.

Poorly designed. The ones at my work are placed over the stall walls, so they sense movements* inside and outside the stall.

/*bowl movements not included.
 
2010-11-10 11:07:52 PM
No drinko el agua urino por favor.
 
2010-11-10 11:10:36 PM
t0.gstatic.com

/hotter than the water
 
2010-11-10 11:11:25 PM
Well, bear in mind this is Arizona, so maybe they need to be reminded. They've probably developed the habit of drinking from the toilet to prepare for the post-apocalyptic period after the brown immigrant hordes invade and behead everyone else.
 
2010-11-10 11:11:50 PM
Mom said the dog drinks from the toilet cause the water is colder and I asked her how she knew. I remember waking up outside with a headache.
 
2010-11-10 11:15:35 PM
thesubliminalman: Mom said the dog drinks from the toilet cause the water is colder and I asked her how she knew. I remember waking up outside with a headache.

...and that was the second time I got crabs.
 
2010-11-10 11:31:53 PM
Dammit, why is my state vying for its own tag? Haven't we learned anything from Florida?
 
2010-11-10 11:32:46 PM
What's grey water?
 
2010-11-10 11:35:48 PM
Mr_Master2: What's grey water?

Well, it's not quite white water, and it's not quite grey water, but MAN ha ha heh hehe he he he... so to answer your question, I don't know.

/ usually water already used for cleaning (laundry, dishes, shower)
// not potable, but it is porta-pottyable
 
2010-11-10 11:36:01 PM
i've been looking for a word for this kind of thing. a sign that conveys information so obvious that a person in need of such information is not going to be reading a sign.

you know, the tag on a hairdryer that says "don't use in the bathtub".

isn't there a sniglet for this?
 
2010-11-10 11:37:02 PM
Came for the Fallout reference.

Left Happy :)
 
2010-11-10 11:47:59 PM
So they were given the choice of coloring the water or a sign saying not to drink out of the toilets, and they went with the signs.

OK then.
 
2010-11-10 11:48:05 PM
jingks: not potable

Actually, that means you're not supposed to use it in your bong...

*ahem* ...water-pipe, I meant...
 
2010-11-10 11:51:18 PM
Also does not drink the water

www.tvfunspot.com
 
2010-11-10 11:58:14 PM
jingks: Mr_Master2: What's grey water?

Well, it's not quite white water, and it's not quite grey water, but MAN ha ha heh hehe he he he... so to answer your question, I don't know.

/ usually water already used for cleaning (laundry, dishes, shower)


In this case, "The environmentally-friendly five-story building uses recycled gray water from its cooling system to flush the urinals and toilets."
 
2010-11-11 12:08:50 AM
naviztirf: Came for the Fallout reference.

Yeah, I wanted to know whether these signs were going up in the future Capital Wasteland or the future New Vegas.
 
2010-11-11 12:35:38 AM
I blame lawyers.
 
2010-11-11 12:55:14 AM
DosMas: thesubliminalman: Mom said the dog drinks from the toilet cause the water is colder and I asked her how she knew. I remember waking up outside with a headache.

...and that was the second time I got crabs.


Didn't you know you're not supposed to throw toothpicks in the toilet? (new window)

More here. (new window)
 
2010-11-11 12:55:26 AM
My friends and I have an expression:
It may say "do not use toaster in the bathtub" on the side, but this is because someone though to themselves "Mmm... tubtoast" and fried themselves.

Basically, if there is a warnign label, it is because some muffinhead DID it at some point.

Stay classy Arizona.
 
2010-11-11 12:59:24 AM
Trackball: I blame lawyers.

I blame government bureaucrats who are too stupid to get elected to an HOA.

/But I wouldn't be surprised if a lawyer did it.
 
2010-11-11 01:04:38 AM
FTA: But crews are adjusting the system because it has been shutting off lights when people are working but are too still.

It's a sure sign someone is totally worthless if they're on the job yet sitting so still the motion sensor turns their lights off. Watch the people in these offices. If the motion sensor turns their lights off and they're in their office, fire them on the spot.
 
2010-11-11 01:06:20 AM
Not in Spanish? I'm expecting a lawsuit soon.
 
2010-11-11 01:06:29 AM
Waiting for CAIR to file a lawsuit tomorrow.

Obviously this is blatant discrimination against the Muslim guests and Muslim employees of City Hall.
 
2010-11-11 01:10:26 AM
EvilChrisPriestly: Stay classy Arizona.

It is probably a regulation that carried over from gray water used for landscape irrigation. My community has signs like that all over the place in the green belts.
 
2010-11-11 01:12:55 AM
EvilChrisPriestly: Basically, if there is a warnign label, it is because some muffinhead DID it at some point.

Stay classy Arizona.


You mean, someone at some point has tried to drink non-potable water that wasn't labeled as non-potable, thus requiring all non-potable water to be labeled? Yeah, that sounds plausible.
 
2010-11-11 01:18:11 AM
PaLarkin:

It's a sure sign someone is totally worthless if they're on the job yet sitting so still the motion sensor turns their lights off. Watch the people in these offices. If the motion sensor turns their lights off and they're in their office, fire them on the spot.


You've never taken a webinar or worked with software developers I see.
 
2010-11-11 01:21:05 AM
Mr_Master2: grey

Well, If Blackwater is the pile of religious Republicans that get paid 6 figures a year to sell marked up food to our troops, and Whitewater is the plot of land that the Clintons raped Juanita Broddrick to death to steal, then it's pretty damn obvious that Greywater is the water that Dick Morris uses to wash hookers' toes before he sucks on them. Duh.
 
2010-11-11 01:43:18 AM
If you're stupid enough to drink from a public toilet, you deserve whatever consequences may arise from those actions. Also, you're probably not smart enough to read a sign telling you not to do it.
 
2010-11-11 01:46:15 AM
Also, knowing how government works, it probably cost the taxpayers about $100,000 to buy and hang those signs. Totally worth it for the 0 cases of injury it prevented.
 
2010-11-11 01:51:40 AM
mod3072: Also, knowing how government works, it probably cost the taxpayers about $100,000 to buy and hang those signs. Totally worth it for the 0 cases of injury it prevented.

You have no idea how government works then, is that what you're telling us?
 
2010-11-11 02:03:28 AM
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"What, you mean like from the toilet?"
 
2010-11-11 02:22:43 AM
The only thing in that bathroom moving fast enough to keep the light on is from some right wing conservative fargott toe tapping in the stall.
 
2010-11-11 02:25:09 AM
House of Tards: mod3072: Also, knowing how government works, it probably cost the taxpayers about $100,000 to buy and hang those signs. Totally worth it for the 0 cases of injury it prevented.

You have no idea how government works then, is that what you're telling us?


I'd like to make a witty comeback to this, but I just drank a bunch of gray water out of the toilet and now I'm not feeling so well.
 
2010-11-11 03:16:08 AM
Walker: The lights in our restrooms at work also shut off by themselves if they don't sense movement outside the stalls. Very scary to be sitting on the throne and suddenly finding yourself in pitch darkness. You have to waddle out of the stall and wave your arms to get the light to come back on and hope no one walks in the restroom at that exact moment.

/stupid hippies


That's really bad design flaw.
 
2010-11-11 05:00:40 AM
Dinjiin: EvilChrisPriestly: Stay classy Arizona.

It is probably a regulation that carried over from gray water used for landscape irrigation. My community has signs like that all over the place in the green belts.


I lived in a decent apartment complex in AZ for a few years. It had a really nice pool and also ponds all over the places with ducks and lots of signs telling us "Effluent water do not swim or feed ducks".

Who would swim in the filthy looking ponds when you've got a really nice big clean pool?

And why shouldn't I feed the ducks just because the water is 'effluent'? The ducks don't care. I fed the ducks all the time.

I suppose it might have been a problem if everyone fed the ducks all the time though.

Arizona - the only place I've lived where water conservation did not seem to be of any importance.
 
2010-11-11 05:29:45 AM
Bathia_Mapes: Walker: The lights in our restrooms at work also shut off by themselves if they don't sense movement outside the stalls. Very scary to be sitting on the throne and suddenly finding yourself in pitch darkness. You have to waddle out of the stall and wave your arms to get the light to come back on and hope no one walks in the restroom at that exact moment.

/stupid hippies

That's really bad design flaw.


Not if they're trying to get people to crap on their own time.
 
2010-11-11 06:47:13 AM
Starry Heavens: EvilChrisPriestly: Basically, if there is a warnign label, it is because some muffinhead DID it at some point.

Stay classy Arizona.

You mean, someone at some point has tried to drink non-potable water that wasn't labeled as non-potable, thus requiring all non-potable water to be labeled? Yeah, that sounds plausible.


It's not going to do any good unless it's in spanish.
 
2010-11-11 07:39:48 AM
Dogs can read now?
 
2010-11-11 08:18:38 AM
It's funny because it's Arizona.
 
2010-11-11 08:36:59 AM
I wish we had those signs at work because I always forget.
 
2010-11-11 08:49:25 AM
Rads +5
 
2010-11-11 10:01:32 AM
olapbill: Rads +5

I lol'd.
 
2010-11-11 10:40:59 AM
Someone better tell Duke Nukem.

But seriously, I would not be surprised if a manager found an employee drinking from the urinal.
 
2010-11-11 11:45:01 AM
This is why Fark needs and Arizona tag.

/argh, I should move
 
2010-11-11 12:33:46 PM
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Sushi is not pleased.
 
2010-11-11 02:10:07 PM
As if I wasn't ashamed enough of politics in AZ this just assures that once I get my degree I am going to move far far away and not contribute any tax money to this asinine state.
 
2010-11-11 07:55:38 PM
Happy Hours: Arizona - the only place I've lived where water conservation did not seem to be of any importance.

I dunno. It is hard to say who has done a better job of terraforming their wasteland: Phoenix or Salt Lake City. Both cities have greenbelts and water features galore.

That said, you see a lot fewer reclaimed water signs in SLC than you see in Phoenix. It seems that most cities here in Maricopa County have aggressive rules regarding gray water for greenbelts.
 
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