How to Disguise an Unsightly Porta-Potty

Creative thinking or overthinking? “Only in San Francisco,” perhaps?

Ice Tubes says it’s just plain pretentious.

11 Responses to “How to Disguise an Unsightly Porta-Potty”

  1. fuck ice cream says:

    if there were more public bathrooms
    we wouldnt have to hide locked porta potties
    cant we get designated pee-walls? a la netherlands?

    • MrEricSir says:

      It would be nice, but would people use them? Despite there being a public bathroom at the 16th and Mission Bart station, I’ve seen quite a few folks elect to pee behind the taco truck or in a garbage can instead.

      I think public urination is just part of our culture.

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        The ONE bathroom at 16th and Mission is fucking disgusting, because it is the ONLY ONE. How about the standup portable urinals like they have in Europe? Sure, they are inherently sexist, but let’s be honest. It’s the guys that are doing most of pissing in public anyway.

  2. ooeygooey says:

    Somewhere, the person who was torching port-a-potties last year is drooling…

  3. sevan says:

    Why is this in “MissionMission” when the picture at the link cited is in Seacliff/Richmond district? I mean, yes, (probably) only in SF, but NOT in the Mission. Our hood needs to be well (or at least accurately) represented on here!

  4. Robin says:

    Good idea. They are ugly. It’s weird to see one on a city street though. They are usually at festivals, parks, construction sites, things like that. Then this disguise would be great. They are so ugly, but here in this photo on a public street, it’s still ugly, plus I see it’s locked as well. What is that, a sick joke? Someone thinks they finally have founda place to go bathroom and it’s locked?

    No city should make it’s citizens hold their pee forever looking for public restrooms. A large city is responsible to create public restrooms within walking distance of almost anyplace, and to maintain them. By not doing this they are forcing people to urinate wherever they can. It looks civilized but it really isn’t, is it?

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  6. chalkman says:

    there’s a red pagoda one on Oakwood between 18th and 19th

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