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The general public's opinion on public fountains

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Yvarg, Aug 16, 2007.


  1. Yvarg

    Yvarg

    Mar 10, 2007
    Buena Park, CA
    First off, this is probably going to seem REALLY dumb to most people, but what can I say? I'm bored and now curious. ;) I'll start with a little background information: last weekend a friend and I went off-roading with his jeep in a canyon (top down, doors off and all) so by the time we were decided we were finished, we were pretty filthy. Now we had about an two hours before a pool party we were going to attend that same day, so we decided to start heading out in the direction of the house. On the way, we had the brilliant idea to get washed up at least a little before showing up at the party . . . only we decided to wash up in one of those large decorative fountains that people toss coins into at shopping centers (heh, my idea). It's not like we were naked or anything, we just walked into the fountain fully clothed and started rinsing the dirt off of us. We finished up and went back to the jeep only to realize that our swim trunks were pretty dirty too, so my friend went back with them and washed them off as well. When got into the jeep we tied the trunks to rollbar and were just about to take off onto the freeway to dry off when two public safety officers drive up and tell us that we had to leave and not come back (for the day). So we did (and they escorted us out of the shopping center).

    Here's my question: Do think it was fair for them to kick us out? It was a PUBLIC fountain, and we weren't destroying anything or disturbing the peace (in fact the people around hardly seemed to notice). Yeah, it was a pretty dumb thing to do and either way I don't care that we were kicked out, but I wanted to know what other people think. Discuss! :cool:
     
  2. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    Well, fountains were meant to be decorative and not to wash in. The security guards probably thought you guys were trying to be jerks.

    Plus, fountain water is disgusting. People toss all sorts of garbage and stuff in the water, which is constantly recycled through it's pump system.
     
  3. middy

    middy

    Mar 14, 2007
    Texas
    It's not a public fountain if it's on private property. :eyebrow:
     
  4. +1

    why wouldnt they kick you out? someone needs to start taking a logic supplement before every meal.
     
  5. Congratulations! You're an asshat.
     
  6. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    The water in those things is so skanko the security should have just laughed at you for getting in.
     
  7. D Von

    D Von

    Nov 13, 2005
    Rhode Island
    they're not called fountains, they're called bubblah's.
     
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Stay out of the bubblah!
     
  9. Those darn New Englanders...:smug:
     
  10. D Von

    D Von

    Nov 13, 2005
    Rhode Island
    correction: those dahn new englindiz

    :D
     
  11. Yvarg

    Yvarg

    Mar 10, 2007
    Buena Park, CA
    Isn't everyone an asshat at some point in their life? Might as well get it over with at a young age! ;)
     
  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Probably, but staying out of rancid public fountains is advice anyone can use! :p
     
  13. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    This is probably one of the biggest things I hate about my generation. Go on youtube and see kids our age "ghost ridin" or skateboarders purposely destroying private property and taping it, and even assaulting people who come out to ask them to stop.

    I hope you didn't get any of that water in your mouth. Have fun with the salmonella!:help:
     
  14. Yvarg

    Yvarg

    Mar 10, 2007
    Buena Park, CA
    Hey, I may have rinsed off in a fountain once, but I don't go around destroying other people's property; that's screwed up. And no, I didn't get any of the water in my mouth.
     
  15. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    At least tell us you peed in it.
     
  16. Yvarg

    Yvarg

    Mar 10, 2007
    Buena Park, CA
    Nah, I was in the clothes I had to wear for the rest of the night. If I peed in them while in the fountain they would have smelt of urine, which tends to be bad at parties. :(
     
  17. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    Montreal,Canada
    Am I the only one who thinks what he did was awesome? :bassist:

    I always wanted to pee in one :D
     
  18. Another +1. Their fountain, their rules. You've got no case and you get no sympathy from me.
     
  19. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    If someone put their mud in my fountain, and I had to clean that mud out of my pumps, I'd put a hurting on you.

    I agree that you're a double asshat. What makes it double is that you posted that you consider it a PUBLIC fountain.

    Get a job and own something, then you'll understand that it sucks when someone comes along and starts mis-using your stuff and making a mess on your property.
     
  20. Yvarg

    Yvarg

    Mar 10, 2007
    Buena Park, CA
    By "public fountain" I meant that it was available to the public, not that it was on public property (unless that is, that the sidewalk area between stores in large shopping centers is considered public property), I should have been more clear on my meaning. Oh, and I wasn't asking for sympathy, just curious of other people's opinions.
     

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