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"Toilet fee" - the only thing i dislike about Poland


trtnarmy1 1 | 21  
27 Sep 2007 /  #1
Hi guys (n girls lol)

This is gonna sound so petty to most, and i know its similar in many of the old eastern European countries, but does anyone else get annoyed at the standard 1zl charge every time you need to run to the toilet?

You would think i would be glad to be getting a beer for 3zl (old bus station in warsaw in case you are wondering lol) but with a bladder like mine, i am in and out the toilet like a yo-yo, sometimes i think its 3zl for a beer and 2zl for the wee woman collecting the zlotys lol

Anyway i guess in a country i adore so much paying for a pee ain't really that much to complain about lol.

But are there any plans to do away with this annoyance? lol
Polson 5 | 1,770  
27 Sep 2007 /  #2
You don't pay the toilet only in Poland, dude ;) I think it's the same in Germany and in many other countries ;)
Shawn_H  
27 Sep 2007 /  #3
You don't pay the toilet only in Poland

There are places you must pay. The really sad part is that even some of the most expensive pay toilets are the dirtiest, and lacking the "tools of the job".
Polson 5 | 1,770  
27 Sep 2007 /  #4
Don't know what to say...in general, toilets i saw are quite clean... :p i guess it depends...
plk123 8 | 4,148  
27 Sep 2007 /  #5
You don't pay the toilet only in Poland, dude ;) I think it's the same in Germany and in many other countries ;)

yup... italy, greece.. you name them.. you got to pay.. heck, even in the US this practice is starting to become popular.. how about the coin showers? lol seems those are coming to the US too.
Firestorm 6 | 400  
27 Sep 2007 /  #6
In Russia too.. And Some parts of England..
porta 18 | 297  
27 Sep 2007 /  #7
Hehe ,in Lillehammer there is a place they charge 10Nkr(about 5PLN) to pee. But when you are done they wipe your hands after washing them.
Polson 5 | 1,770  
27 Sep 2007 /  #8
Good subject : toilets throughout the world... :p LoL
Firestorm 6 | 400  
27 Sep 2007 /  #9
toilets throughout the world... :p LoL

Lol
Yea.. Bog Standards
OP trtnarmy1 1 | 21  
27 Sep 2007 /  #10
In Russia too.. And Some parts of England..

I thought england was one big huge toilet lol

I have never been charged before in germany, spain. italy, portugal or any other major western european country (sorry apart from france) only in the old east. Yea i know its common practice in the czech republic, greece, turkey etc, but i think Poland should rise above this 1zl charge. Being drunk and looking for zloty coins is a pain in the .......
kochanie 3 | 58  
27 Sep 2007 /  #11
the wee woman collecting the zlotys

what a job! x
Peter 3 | 248  
27 Sep 2007 /  #12
It was a surprise for me in 1992 when I had visited for the 1st time since 1974 (when I was 6). It was in a restaurant outside of Walbrzych. My brother and I could not understand why this old guy was sitting inside the toilets.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
27 Sep 2007 /  #13
Cant say Ive ever been charged for the loo in Poland,beyond maybe one or two in public squares etc. My only trouble in Polish bars is figuring out which the heck I am again, a circle or triangle??? Come on guys,just put proper signs up there so you dont have blokes hanging around waiting to see who goes in and out of which loo....
Firestorm 6 | 400  
27 Sep 2007 /  #14
I thought england was one big huge toilet lol

No.
Didnt you know. That when we flush.
It comes out in scotland. lol
regionpolski 33 | 153  
27 Sep 2007 /  #16
There are places you must pay.

The toilets I saw were very clean. I didn't mind paying at all because the bathrooms were well maintained. Of course, if you pay, and it's a s--thole, I'd be ticked off too.
Shawn_H  
27 Sep 2007 /  #17
regionpolski

RP, Most of my trips to the WC were "stand up" jobs, if you know what I mean.... Moj zona and the dzieci would always come back complaining of the odour, and lack of paper.

In the WC at Ketrzyn, my wife and the youngest actually got locked in the WC (the lock failed to unlock) and it took a cast of thousands to eventually free her 20 minutes later. She maintained her composure and came out smiling none the less :-)

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