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Old November 17 2012, 03:37 PM   #31
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What's a half a bathroom - the one outside ? How is it a 'half' ?
Typically, a toilet and sink without a shower or tub.
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Old November 17 2012, 03:42 PM   #32
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Why are you being vague? How about this message: "Hey, I normally take a shower at _____. Any chance you can take a shower at a different time?" Or you could use the other shower. Or you could take showers at night. This really isn't as complicated as you're making it.
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Old November 17 2012, 03:42 PM   #33
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What's a half a bathroom - the one outside ? How is it a 'half' ?
Typically, a toilet and sink without a shower or tub.
Ah - I'd have called that a toilet. Now I know !
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Old November 17 2012, 05:38 PM   #34
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Yeah, we Yanks don't use the word "toilet" to describe anything but the crapper. Not the room, not the grooming/cleaning process.
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Old November 17 2012, 06:45 PM   #35
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What's a half a bathroom - the one outside ? How is it a 'half' ?
Typically, a toilet and sink without a shower or tub.
Ah - I'd have called that a toilet. Now I know !
As would I.
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Old November 17 2012, 08:48 PM   #36
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I might understand the fuss if you all had only one bathroom, but since you've got two and a half, and I gather the two full baths both have showers... I'm just shaking my head in dismay.
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Old November 17 2012, 09:12 PM   #37
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If I have a shower rather than a bath, I'm usually done in less than 10 minutes, if not closer to five minutes. It really doesn't take that long.
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Old November 17 2012, 10:18 PM   #38
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Oh, boy. What a fun thread this has become! I guess very few people understand, if at all, that it's the principle of cutting into my personal time that gets to me. Like I said, the other bathroom is detached from the house, and I see no reason why I would have to make the arrangement of using that one when I'm supposed to be using the main bathroom during my scheduled time. Yes, I can be immature and uncompromising about it if I want to.

Anyway, this issue has been resolved as my brother realized the error of his ways and promised not to interfere with my personal shower time. Case closed.

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Old November 17 2012, 10:28 PM   #39
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I think we do indeed understand that this was about "the principle of the thing", but that doesn't take away from the toddler-style tantrum you've been throwing. It takes maturity to say "Meh", shrug it off and use the other shower. What a petty thing to get worked up about.
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Old November 17 2012, 10:33 PM   #40
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Indeed.
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Old November 18 2012, 01:39 AM   #41
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I still don't understand the whole "detached" bathroom?
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Old November 18 2012, 02:49 AM   #42
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Think of it as an outhouse bathroom.
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Old November 18 2012, 02:51 AM   #43
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It's solely a bathroom, and not part of a guest house or the garage or anything? That's pretty strange these days.
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Old November 18 2012, 03:21 AM   #44
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It's solely a bathroom, and not part of a guest house or the garage or anything? That's pretty strange these days.
This. I don't think I've ever see a full bathroom that's a free standing structure.
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Old November 18 2012, 03:29 AM   #45
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The only thing I can think of is that maybe they have a pool, and it's there to shower off and change or use the toilet and sink without running inside all wet. Usually there'd be some sort of cabana/poolhouse or something rather than just a bathroom, though.
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