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(Tampa Bay Online)   Truck stop agrees to clean up all the urine-filled bottles its customers toss in the mobile home canal next door   (duke1.tbo.com) divider line 40
    More: Florida, Haines City, City Canal, News Channel 8, Okeechobee Road, canals, mobile home parks  
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2012-06-21 12:41:20 AM  
"mobile home canal"?

Like for houseboats?
 
2012-06-21 01:14:38 AM  
We have, in my town, what used to be one of the largest truck stops in the country right off I-95. The developers were smart: don't build it near any canals.

Built back in the 70's, it drew a lot of business and still does. Knowing some drivers from years ago, I recall something about on the road devices that could be used to relieve the full bladders, including one fashioned from the concept of long range military fighter jets: a relief tube.

Simply a tube with a funnel like device on one end that ran through the floor of the cab and dumped onto the roadway. Kind of like how many trains emptied their bathrooms directly on the tracks.

For truckers with sleepers, there were portable chemical toilets about the size of a suitcase. Many came with capped urinals that could be dumped into them when full. The things could be emptied into any toilet and refilled with a pouch of the blue antiseptic, anti-smell liquid.

Truckers also used to pull over on the side of the road and empty their 'pi$$ bottles' onto the shoulder -- especially at night. Though I heard somewhere that this has apparently become a ticketing offense. Kind of like taking a leak in an ally behind a bar.

It is a bit of a problem when you drive for hours at a time and just can't pull over and take a leak at a gas station or store bathroom because your rig is huge and a pain to park. Plus, now days, with GPS and other tracking devices, your company knows where you are at any time and how long you're down and if you're driving too fast to make up time.
 
2012-06-21 04:44:49 AM  
It's the way of the road, Bubs.
 
2012-06-21 05:51:09 AM  
This explains all the poo-flinging segments in the "Deleted Scenes" of the "BJ and the Bear" Box Set.
 
2012-06-21 05:51:56 AM  
This thread is making me have to p'
 
2012-06-21 06:02:56 AM  
Been bleedin' the dragon for many years now........rest areas either closed or non existent.....pee bombs ensue.......poo bombs require stopping.......no traffic...lay the logs in the road...cars carry them home.....oh yea.......poo coast to coast
 
2012-06-21 06:12:55 AM  
Trucker bombs.
 
2012-06-21 06:21:08 AM  
Wal mart and some other big stores could take a lesson from this and start cleaning peope's yards of all the trash that blows in from their parking lots.
 
2012-06-21 06:27:48 AM  
Man, I have been out bush in the middle of frickin nowhere, but still used proper camp hygiene at all times.

Regardless of whether your a soldier, camper or a trucker, you have to **plan** this shiat out. Being an animal falls over very quickly when your not the only person doing it.
 
2012-06-21 06:32:16 AM  
Used condoms, bottles filled with urine and hot steaming turds would be things that would increase the curb appeal of your average trailer park.
 
2012-06-21 06:34:31 AM  
Rik01:
your rig is huge and a pain to park.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-21 06:41:34 AM  
This is pretty much a "perfect storm" of white trash...

o Pilot truck stop -- check

o Trailer park nearby -- check

o Human excrement -- check

o Florida -- check
 
2012-06-21 06:49:22 AM  
I drive I-64 between Evansville and Louisville twice a week. On the return trip there's a piss bottle that's been there so long it's a landmark. Catches the setting sun in a kinda nice way...
 
2012-06-21 06:53:03 AM  

ksdanj: It's the way of the road, Bubs.


came for this.

One of the funniest episodes.
Trailer Park Boys - Way of The Road & Dirty Old Piss Jugs
 
2012-06-21 07:20:01 AM  
totallytop10.com
"It's a river of trucker piss!"
'It makes me angry'
 
2012-06-21 07:33:21 AM  
"Mobile home canal." It's a trucker thing.
 
2012-06-21 07:55:42 AM  

Lukeonia1: "mobile home canal"?

Like for houseboats?


They call 'em ditch yachts in Florida.
 
2012-06-21 08:13:13 AM  
isn't the 'trucker bomb' thing why Mt. Dew got rid of the wide mouth bottles?
 
2012-06-21 08:26:42 AM  

thorsmistress: Lukeonia1: "mobile home canal"?

Like for houseboats?

They call 'em ditch yachts in Florida.


Heh - when a building lot here in NC is advertised as "water front" but it's actually on a canal, the locals refer to it as "ditch front."

As for houseboats, those are called "drinking platforms."

/

Mentalpatient87: I drive I-64 between Evansville and Louisville twice a week. On the return trip there's a piss bottle that's been there so long it's a landmark. Catches the setting sun in a kinda nice way...


There's a piss bomb on I-40 near my place that's been there so long the colors have faded from the label and the contents have turned into something that should probably be nuked from orbit. Even the guys on the chain gang won't touch it.
 
2012-06-21 08:31:06 AM  
Used to be easy to hit a get off ramp, park on the shoulder and put a bend between cab and trailer and have a nice pee spot. Taking a dump required more planning.
 
2012-06-21 08:32:06 AM  
Wanted for questioning:

images.wikia.com

/hot
 
2012-06-21 08:33:02 AM  

Theory Of Null: ksdanj: It's the way of the road, Bubs.

came for this.

One of the funniest episodes.
Trailer Park Boys - Way of The Road & Dirty Old Piss Jugs


Maybe I should read the posts next time, huh?

*shakes fist*
 
2012-06-21 08:45:41 AM  
What a pisser!
 
2012-06-21 08:48:00 AM  

Daveism: isn't the 'trucker bomb' thing why Mt. Dew got rid of the wide mouth bottles?


Back when my boys were in Scouts they were told to never buy anything but red or purple Gatorade. The wide mouth bottles work great for winter camping when it's really cold out & you don't want to leave that nice warm bag in the middle of the night. Apparently though there was an incident a year or two before we joined when one of the boys' bottle of lemonade wasn't....
 
2012-06-21 08:50:36 AM  

rudemix: Used to be easy to hit a get off ramp, park on the shoulder and put a bend between cab and trailer and have a nice pee spot. Taking a dump required more planning.


When I worked at a truck stop, there were a lot of truckers who simply shat in plastic bags. I would imagine that it would be pretty easy to assemble a frame to hold the shiat bag, so all you would need to do is squat over it and play that Latin jazz.
 
2012-06-21 08:59:52 AM  

dr.zaeus: Wanted for questioning:

[images.wikia.com image 330x334]

/hot


For the uninitiated
 
2012-06-21 09:08:47 AM  

twat_waffle: rudemix: Used to be easy to hit a get off ramp, park on the shoulder and put a bend between cab and trailer and have a nice pee spot. Taking a dump required more planning.

When I worked at a truck stop, there were a lot of truckers who simply shat in plastic bags. I would imagine that it would be pretty easy to assemble a frame to hold the shiat bag, so all you would need to do is squat over it and play that Latin jazz.


Interesting idea.
 
2012-06-21 09:18:17 AM  
hilarious thanks for the link BeesNuts!
 
2012-06-21 09:22:29 AM  
There's a piss bottle on the street right out side of my neighborhood and it's not even a highway. Seriously? You couldn't pop in to Subway or something? I understand the truckers doing, I wish they wouldn't, but I understand. Regular drivers, pull over and find a toilet or a bush or something.

9 hour drive tomorrow, 2 planned piss/gas stops.
 
2012-06-21 09:27:57 AM  
I remember somewhere that the state highway crews had to call out hazmat teams when they came across a piss bottle.

Really? Yes, they are gross but just use a pick up grabber thing and gloves, stick it in your trash bag and move on. Geez.
 
2012-06-21 09:30:00 AM  
Just try and go into a store/business and ask to use their restrooms....They all come out at ya like Snarls Barkley....f that!
 
2012-06-21 09:39:16 AM  

SweetDickens: Just try and go into a store/business and ask to use their restrooms....They all come out at ya like Snarls Barkley....f that!


Try this weird trick - BUY something from their store. Any place I stop specifically to use the restroom I always buy something, even if it's a McD's I'll get a soda or something.
 
2012-06-21 09:46:49 AM  

dr.zaeus: Theory Of Null: ksdanj: It's the way of the road, Bubs.

came for this.

One of the funniest episodes.
Trailer Park Boys - Way of The Road & Dirty Old Piss Jugs

Maybe I should read the posts next time, huh?

*shakes fist*


The Way She Goes.

"shiat flowers, Randy. From a distance they look like ordinary flowers, but when you get right down and stick your nose in them you realize they're shiat flowers, and there's a whole farking bouquet down there right in front of Ray's trailer."
 
2012-06-21 10:17:08 AM  

Carn: SweetDickens: Just try and go into a store/business and ask to use their restrooms....They all come out at ya like Snarls Barkley....f that!

Try this weird trick - BUY something from their store. Any place I stop specifically to use the restroom I always buy something, even if it's a McD's I'll get a soda or something.


This raising the ethical question: if you buy a large soda from one McDonald's, is it appropriate to stop at the McDonald's that you encounter 100 miles/2 hours later to relieve yourself? My position is that it is, given that it was your earlier purchase from them that put you in the position of having to do so.

/Click and Clack have agreed with me, on air.
 
2012-06-21 11:06:28 AM  

ksdanj: It's the way of the road, Bubs.


"Yeah, well, I don't know if you noticed or not, but you're not actually ON the road, Ray."
 
2012-06-21 11:18:49 AM  

Gough: Carn: SweetDickens: Just try and go into a store/business and ask to use their restrooms....They all come out at ya like Snarls Barkley....f that!

Try this weird trick - BUY something from their store. Any place I stop specifically to use the restroom I always buy something, even if it's a McD's I'll get a soda or something.

This raising the ethical question: if you buy a large soda from one McDonald's, is it appropriate to stop at the McDonald's that you encounter 100 miles/2 hours later to relieve yourself? My position is that it is, given that it was your earlier purchase from them that put you in the position of having to do so.

/Click and Clack have agreed with me, on air.


I believe, as many Americans do, that we're all more or less perpetually considered customers of most of the large franchised chain restaurants. I'm pretty sure I've seen official statements from chains before that officially, they welcome even people just using the facilities, because those people are nearly 100% likely to be customers in the past or future. We've got a more or less running business relationship predicated on them making us feel welcome at all times.

The legal concept is the exception proves the rule. People post signs when bathrooms are restricted to customers after purchase. This is because we assume we always have the right to use public restrooms in public stores, otherwise.
 
2012-06-21 12:18:04 PM  
Truckers, I have no problem if you are too busy to stop, and would rather pee in a bottle. Just farking save it for when you do stop, and dispose of it there, please.
 
2012-06-21 01:35:25 PM  

SweetDickens: Just try and go into a store/business and ask to use their restrooms....They all come out at ya like Snarls Barkley....f that!


Wha? Not at the store I work at. Someone needs to use the bathroom and I point them toward it and hope they play nice in there.. As long as they don't make a mess it's not skin off my nose if they drop off some excrement.
 
2012-06-21 01:43:29 PM  
Some guys would pay good money for those bottles.
 
2012-06-21 09:21:25 PM  
I've seen these jugs flung out on city streets in St Lois as "professional" truckers pull out the the terminals. The one's they've been sitting at for how long? I say bust them and make them eat the evidence.
 
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