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(Mirror.co.uk)   "No you cheap ass landlord, you can't put a kitchen in a bathroom for your three-bed student let just because you don't want them using yours"   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 79
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2013-12-02 04:35:13 PM

HammerHeadSnark: Flushing toilet atomizes fecal matter, thus misting cooking surfaces with same. Solution: stop needless flushing!


Can't you just take an enema?
 
2013-12-02 04:40:23 PM
Easy fix,  pull out some of the cabinetry and erect a wall (with a door) between kitchen and "bathroom".  Roughly 3 sheets of sheetrock and 8 studs won't break the bank.
A half bath off the kitchen is not entirely unheard of folks.
 
2013-12-02 04:41:01 PM
DNRTA nor comments so far. Is it just me or does it seem that proper grammar has really been lacking lately? Case in point:

"No you cheap ass landlord, you can't put a kitchen in a bathroom for your three-bed student let just because you don't want then using yours"

I've been noticing this a lot in newspapers and online as well....are there no proof-readers anymore?
 
2013-12-02 04:44:55 PM

Cargo: FTFA: "after a landlord tried to beat planning laws by putting a kitchen in a toilet."

Don't they mean toilet in a kitchen?

Of course, this may explain the reputation of British food.


In the US, toilet is the porcelain device.  In the UK, toilet is the room that is equipped with the porcelain device.
 
2013-12-02 04:48:09 PM
This asshat landlord should be punished.  Ordering the building torn down sounds about right.  This is one of those rare occasions where government got something right.

On the other hand, the concept of a kahzi in the kitchen is a good idea if you're such a bad cook Taco Bell won't hire you.
 
2013-12-02 04:49:04 PM

Hoopy Frood: TheShavingofOccam123: born_yesterday: TheShavingofOccam123: only if the toilet has a shelf in the bowl...for inspecting turds...

I'm trying to come up with another reason to explain the shelf, but I can't.  Maybe to sift through the turd in case you had to swallow a piece of jewelry or something?

i think it had a lot to do with German medicine and quakery.

Although on Scrubs, they did have a song called "Check the Poo!"

It was "Everything Comes Down to Poo".


I have that song memorized...sad but true. Its one of my favorite episodes.
 
2013-12-02 04:49:23 PM
That would be terrible. You'd be all pinching off a peaceful loaf in the dunny and some inconsiderate bastard would start boiling up cabbage and stink you out.
 
2013-12-02 04:54:57 PM
When I was a broke college student, I was looking for an apartment in my price range; stumbled upon a three-story building downtown that the owner was "renovating."

Turns out that she'd discovered a "loophole." so she said, in the law that said that what defines the number of apartments in a building is how many bathrooms there are. And a bathroom didn't need a shower, just a toilet and sink. You could share a shower. (There were lots of shared facilities in our city, grandfathered in.) So she was in the process of cramming as many toilets into this building as she possibly could.

There had been three fairly spacious apartments before she bought it; when I saw the building, she was up to ten, with plans to build more. You'd open a bathroom and see two toilets back to back where she planned to build a wall between them - the bathrooms would have been like the ones on an airplane. Every original room in the house had a toilet and a divider in it; some of the subdivided rooms also had toilets in them, with plans for new dividers in place. The typical "apartment" was a nine by twelve room with a toilet in what used to be the closet. She could, legally, claim that she had ten apartments, and she was apparently shooting for sixteen.

I politely said no thanks and found another place. A friend of mine thought it was a hell of a deal and took one of the rooms. He lasted three weeks. Now, I figure any inspector would have shut down that dump in a day. There's no way what she was doing was legal, but these "Ah found a loophole in yer system!" people will fight to the death.
 
2013-12-02 05:02:22 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: oldfarthenry: lilplatinum: I remember being shown a flat in germany where the shower was in the kitchen.. very bizzare.

The Germans - there's a culture that would appreciate a sh*tter in the kitchen!

only if the toilet has a shelf in the bowl...for inspecting turds...


Hated the shelf. It does explain their obsession with toilet brushes though. Fortunately the last time I lived there the toilet was more modern and omitted the shelf.
 
2013-12-02 05:03:59 PM
A three-bed student? He needs a bathroom in his kitchen.
 
2013-12-02 05:06:34 PM

CivicMindedFive: What a cheap-ass slumlord might look like


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sounds like somebody's making stuff up that people said again.
 
2013-12-02 05:14:28 PM

ferretman: DNRTA nor comments so far. Is it just me or does it seem that proper grammar has really been lacking lately? Case in point:

"No you cheap ass landlord, you can't put a kitchen in a bathroom for your three-bed student let just because you don't want then using yours"

I've been noticing this a lot in newspapers and online as well....are there no proof-readers anymore?


No, there are no more proof-readers. The "news" is even more ephemeral than it used to be now that most of it is online, and even with books, a few passes with a spell-check and it's good to go. Those of us who used to be proof-readers would love to be proof-readers again, but there is no call for us anymore. I used to use my skills on ad-copy for our software, but otherwise, we had no actual proof-readers. It's a sad shame, at least to me.
 
2013-12-02 05:39:21 PM

HailRobonia: Reminds me of the sort of layout I would end up with in the Sims. It solved the problem of my Sim family wetting themselves after loading up on coffee (for the FUN and ENERGY).


I put a bathtub in the front yard once I realised no one but the carpool ever drove by.

It was strangely effective.
 
2013-12-02 05:52:06 PM

Walker: lilplatinum: I remember being shown a flat in germany where the shower was in the kitchen.. very bizzare.

I remember seeing a lot of old NYC tenements where the bathtub was in the kitchen. Must have made for some interesting breakfast conversations.

"Mommy, why is grandma naked when I'm trying to eat my soggy pancakes?"


I saw a place like that when I was a teenager in the mid 1970's, it had a partition around it.  I would not want to see grandma naked while eating soggy pancakes, seeing one soggy thing is enough.
 
2013-12-02 06:01:56 PM

ferretman: I've been noticing this a lot in newspapers and online as well....are there no proof-readers anymore?


*sigh...*

English is different in England.
 
2013-12-02 06:09:33 PM

J. Frank Parnell: lilplatinum: I remember being shown a flat in germany where the shower was in the kitchen.. very bizzare.

I lived in a place like that. One of those small cube showers with the cheesy semi-transparent plastic curtain. Right across from the stove.

Mornings would have been a whole lot less awkward if i didn't live there with another guy.


Friend of mine lived in a place like this in NJ. The toilet was also in the kitchen and she had to put a curtain around it when guests were over. I think the whole apartment was maybe 15'x15'

Rent was also something like $800. In 1999. This wasn't even a 'nice' area... like at all. I think it was technically part of Newark?
 
2013-12-02 06:10:22 PM

mike_d85: It was explained to me that several immegrants from one of the communist asian countries insisted on smoking their oil before cooking.  Also cabbage was prepared by several people.


Charming people.
 
2013-12-02 06:38:41 PM

CivicMindedFive: What a cheap-ass slumlord might look like


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What the everlovin' fark does that picture have to do with the article?  Stop trying to squeeze politics into our stories about pooing in the kitchen!
 
2013-12-02 07:18:38 PM

Cargo: FTFA: "after a landlord tried to beat planning laws by putting a kitchen in a toilet."

Don't they mean toilet in a kitchen?

Of course, this may explain the reputation of British food.


In the UK "toilet" is the room that contains the actual toilet, a sink, the shower etc. It can be called the bathroom in slightly more polite circles, but toilet is perfectly okay to use in polite conversation, as in "Can I use your toilet?" or "Where is the toilet?"
 
2013-12-02 07:54:07 PM

vudukungfu: HammerHeadSnark: Flushing toilet atomizes fecal matter, thus misting cooking surfaces with same. Solution: stop needless flushing!

Can't you just take an enema?


Isn't an enema just another form of "flushing"? Stop needless flushing, dammit!

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Flushing in this case is not "needless."
 
2013-12-02 08:55:58 PM
I can remember when apartments had bathtubs in the middle of the kitchen, and the loo was off to the side.
 
2013-12-02 10:04:45 PM
Wow, our toilet or showerroom is just off the kitchen due to small size of our place.  I call food "Fart Fare" - only in my head, my wife is a gourmet cook who would be offended, and justly so.

But that photo takes the cake.  Slumlord...
 
2013-12-02 10:54:00 PM

FrancoFile: Cargo: FTFA: "after a landlord tried to beat planning laws by putting a kitchen in a toilet."

Don't they mean toilet in a kitchen?

Of course, this may explain the reputation of British food.

In the US, toilet is the porcelain device.  In the UK, toilet is the room that is equipped with the porcelain device.


Based on the guy's quote it sounds like there is a separate bathroom somewhere else and he converted this bathroom into a kitchen but neglected to remove the toilet. If we're to believe him.
 
2013-12-02 11:29:32 PM

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came for the toilet-sink, leaving happy.
 
2013-12-03 12:13:01 AM
They never got the principle of "don't shiat where you eat"
 
2013-12-03 12:44:10 AM
When I was looking around for a place to live, I nearly agreed to this studio because it was the cheapest deal around and right on the beach, woo hoo. Yeah, it was an alright place actually except that the "kitchen" was a little space with a (nonworking) stove and the one closet right there next to it...ok no big, doable. But the sink, the one sink in the joint is the kitchen sink, right next to the kitchen, which is in the bathroom. A big ass kitchen sink right there next to the toilet. I agonized over how to make this work, but I couldn't see myself taking a dump 4 inches away from my dishes. For some strange reason the last tenant had some out-of-state emergency that left her scrambling to get the fark out...
 
2013-12-03 01:29:07 AM
Demolishing the building is rather over the top for an interior issue.

This is really quite fixable. Rip out some counters, move the stove and kitchen sink a little. Put a wall up and door in, plumb in a small sink on the other side of the wall from the kitchen sink. They would be so close there may not even be a need to run a second vent line for the drain. Done. Now the bathroom is next to the kitchen, but that is rather common, although the door from the kitchen into the bathroom may not be, but should pass code.  Should only cost a few hundred bucks to make it all legit.
 
2013-12-03 06:49:47 AM

leadmetal: Demolishing the building is rather over the top for an interior issue.

This is really quite fixable. Rip out some counters, move the stove and kitchen sink a little. Put a wall up and door in, plumb in a small sink on the other side of the wall from the kitchen sink. They would be so close there may not even be a need to run a second vent line for the drain. Done. Now the bathroom is next to the kitchen, but that is rather common, although the door from the kitchen into the bathroom may not be, but should pass code.  Should only cost a few hundred bucks to make it all legit.


Might have been completely unpermitted and built to no kind of code except the one in the crazy landlord's head.
 
2013-12-03 09:58:33 AM

ShavedApe: CivicMindedFive: What a cheap-ass slumlord might look like


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What the everlovin' fark does that picture have to do with the article?  Stop trying to squeeze politics into our stories about pooing in the kitchen!


The president's closest adviser got rich being a slum-lord in Chicago.  Not even a slum-lord of property she owned and paid for, but by being a director of a company that took government funds to maintain low income housing and putting it all straight into her pockets.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/06/27/grim_proving_g ro und_for_obamas_housing_policy/
 
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