Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. You may not like it, but stale urine is one of the defining urban smells across the world. Understandably, many people hate this. Police officers are mobilized to prevent it, businesses try to deter it with extra lighting or protective surfaces , and fines are levied. All of these measures still fail to halt the ever-rising tide. It could even create a new model urinal that could clean up popular sites of mass urination. Among drunken men, communal peeing had a social bonding factor and even, Essig suggests, works as a kind of territorial marking.
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Sign In. What would you do if you see a boy peeing in a public area? Update Cancel. View more. Related Questions Guys are always walking out of restrooms with a couple pee drips on their pants.
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To pee or not to pee in public? In some places it is. Philadelphia mom Caroline Robboy recently got slapped with a ticket — and a lecture on bad parenting — when she let her 2-year-old son pee in public. She and her three children went out to dinner at a Johnny Rockets, then visited a nearby clothing shop, where her 2-year old son announced he had to go.
Many a potty-training parent has faced the public-pee dilemma: There are some who think it is no big deal—kids can't control themselves, goes their thinking. Another set of parents insists it is never okay to urinate in public. Then there is the in-between perspective—maybe in a park, hidden by trees With points being made on all sides of the argument, there are solid reasons why you should avoid having a child urinate in an open public area. Going au naturale while camping or ducking behind the bushes at a park and urinating into the dirt are cases unto themselves. For one, you can guide your child through these situations while still teaching some element of privacy. In addition, standing in the bushes or dirt patches off the road allow urine to be absorbed into the earth. Contrast those incidents with situations in which a child urinates on the sidewalk and in public view. There are two main issues with peeing in that kind of public area:.