Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

QPAC Toilets Can Push Your Buttons

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

QPAC Toilets Can Push Your Buttons

Article excerpt

IF YOU drive from Toowoomba to QPAC to see a show, chances are you'll need the small room before the bell rings.

Finding those small rooms isn't easy and queuing up for them even worse.

To make things a bit easier for patrons QPAC has very kindly installed toilets close to theatre doors and virtually in the foyer.

However, be warned, these are no ordinary toilets.

These are those "automatic door" unisex things.

You push a big green button and the large wide door slides open very quickly.

A Toowoomba woman recounts her dilemma: "I stepped inside and pushed the big red button which closes the door very slowly - slow enough for a man to jump in with me.

"And there we stood, strangers in the loo.

"I said I don't think we know each other well enough to do this.

"He agreed and politely pushed the big green button to exit.

"I pushed the big red button again to close the door very slowly ... but in my confusion, I didn't push it twice which is necessary to indicate that the facility is occupied.

"So there I am sitting down when the door bursts open and a woman steps inside.

"I scream, she screams and the whole foyer looks towards me in full view.

"She runs away leaving the door wide open and me with my undies at my ankles waddling towards the big red button to close the door which is (of course) located on the other side of the room.

"The door closes ... very slowly.

"In time for a round of applause.

"Theatres and toilets ...grrrr!!!"

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LASS had a bit of a mushroom fail when ordering her groceries online recently.

Under mushrooms she assumed it was individual and had ordered 10.

She was a little annoyed when she received an email saying the store didn't have enough mushrooms in stock to fill the order.

On the day of delivery, she received four brown bags overflowing with mushrooms. …

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