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Go before you go. Troublesome toilets in town. For two days running – if you’ll pardon the pun - Rogalands Avis has been writing about the standard of Stavanger’s public conveniences. It doesn’t make pleasant reading, so here is a watered-down version.Spending a penny could cost you dearly First out to be tested in Wednesday’s article – for five kroner per visit, per loo – was the new fully-automatic lavatory in Vågen. It caters for polyglots, or those who only speak English, Norwegian, or German. Ten kroner poorer and several unsuccessful attempts to get his money back later, the paper’s reporter still faced a closed door. Vandalism was shown to be the cause.

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Go before you go

Published on Thursday, 9th July, 2009 at 16:16 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 9th July 2009 at 19:23.

Troublesome toilets in town.

Metal Zone of Elements, Union Square
Metal Zone of Elements, Union Square
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For two days running – if you’ll pardon the pun - Rogalands Avis has been writing about the standard of Stavanger’s public conveniences. It doesn’t make pleasant reading, so here is a watered-down version.

Spending a penny could cost you dearly

First out to be tested in Wednesday’s article – for five kroner per visit, per loo – was the new fully-automatic lavatory in Vågen. It caters for polyglots, or those who only speak English, Norwegian, or German. Ten kroner poorer and several unsuccessful attempts to get his money back later, the paper’s reporter still faced a closed door. Vandalism was shown to be the cause.

Next were the WCs in the railway station. Admittance was granted, but you’re better off taking a clothes peg to put on your nose.

At the bus station, five kroner disappeared down the drain, but not getting in saves on the whiff.

Free, but at a price

Today’s article covered the free ones both at the ferry terminal, and at the cinema. Said reporter found the smallest rooms at the terminal to be clean, but with only a third of the washbasins working.

The description of the throne-rooms at the cinema was too unmentionable to print, but the paper has been promised that things will be improved as soon as possible.

Go at your peril, it seems.



Published on Thursday, 9th July, 2009 at 16:16 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 9th July 2009 at 19:23.

This post has the following tags: stavanger, toilets, wc, lavatories, loos, smallest, room, throne, peril, unclean, dirty, kroner, rogalands, avis.





  
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