Very true. I'm surprised football teams haven't gone the same way with the rise of the PS2!!!!!True enough.
Phone boxes used to be every few streets apart - now you hardly find one - I don't know how many are still in use?
The rise of the mobile phone has replaced them virtually everywhere.
But if you take a shit on your mobile it doesn't do it much good.
In the McDonald's I've been in over the last few years, home and abroad, there's a code on the receipt for the toilets.My understanding is that pubs have to let you use them and can't actually insist you buy something. Obviously it wouldn't be much fun having to argue the letter of the law but if you politely ask would many just flat turn you down?
I think McDonalds policy is also to let non-customers use them as long as they're not disruptive or getting in the way of customers or whatever.
From your earlier postings I don't think there could ever be an adequate supply of toilets Moaty.I'm sorry but the point is there should be adequate public toilets.If a library closed down you wouldn't be saying you can buy a book in Blackwells.