Drivers Pee on Roadsides

Philippines
February 20, 2013 6:57pm CST
I am driving and there are times that I feel I need to pee. One thing I did is to find the nearest food chain or gas station to use their restroom. On the other hand, there are some drivers that will just park their vehicles and take their pee. They will hide on trees and some even on the back of their vehicles. I am not used to do habit. What can you say about this mylotters?
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14 responses
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
I don't like seeing someone peeing on roadsides. When I worked in Ayala before. There was a certain corner there where I wouldn't want to go. it's just simply because it smells awful in there. It stinks! Seriously! I have nothing against those people who pee on roadsides but I hope they just bring bottle with them or wait till they get to the nearest comfort rooms where ever those would be.
@SIMPLYD (81374)
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
I feel the same way miyazaki. I get annoyed when some driver would pull over and pee on the sidewalk that has a tree on it. I think, there should be a lay that will prohibit and penalize those caught peeing just anywhere. This is one of those things that went viral , that some foreigners dislike in the Philippines. So men, please change your peeing ways please.
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
I wish they would. I really don't know if they think it's cool because they keep doing it. Hais....
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
Ouch I am a man too. But of course, I am not doing such stuff just to get relief. As mush as I can hold for it, I will and when I see a gasoline station or fast food chains, I simply park my car and take a pee. However, when I really can't stand for it anymore, I just look a place that seems isolated and take my pee there. But when in metro, I never do that, I try to find restroom even I will pay for it.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
i have seen a lot of men do this! especially drivers of public vehicles. I am so pissed off... because it is just not normal or right for people to be doing this. there are public comfort rooms so they do need to just find one and stop and pee like a normal person would, not on the streets. One time i was walking on the street, it was not a busy street and this man parked in the roadside and then i thought he was to change his tire... imagine i was shocked because he stood there and i see some water dripping from the car to the road where i was walking! it was rather disgusting and there was no tree that covers him and his private part is just covered by his hands! Oh my god, this is really offensive and i literally had to just turn around and find another way. great that the road had intersection so i just had to circle to the road. It was rather inconsiderate of these people because as a woman, its just not right to have to pretend this is not happening and it could even be traumatic, if you ask me especially if someone is just a conservative type... i thought in an empty road, this man might even run towards me, or something! I could be over reacting but for every such actions a person has to do people will react, and this is one i would always react negatively to.
• Philippines
23 Feb 13
That was a normal scene especially on the PUV drivers. However, they must still consider others like what you said women. In my case, I will really try to find comfort rooms to take pee rather than just parked my car and take pee on the tires or even behind trees.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
23 Feb 13
Oh yes... please do us all a favor to try to hold and not pee on the side of your parked car. I really think some should really try not to do this anymore we have got to have discipline about simple things like this.
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
responsibility and discipline is all what it takes to do this. However, there are still others that seems doesnt care on this issue.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
21 Feb 13
To much information there... glad you dont break the law there. Can be costly.
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
I don't know what you mean in saying that there are too much information on my post. I will be glad if you carify this one.
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
Alright. Now I know.
• Mexico
24 Feb 13
How are you doing this sunday there? anything going on? Maria
@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
21 Feb 13
it i have many times had to pull over and go to the side of the car
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
I did not just do like that. If I can find a nearest gas station, I will. But of course, if I cannot already stand it and seems it will burst, I will have that option too, but that will be the least one.
• Mexico
22 Feb 13
we never know what will happen or when the next exit will hold a restroom but yes i do hold it till i cant no more
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
That is sometimes I did until I reached a place with restroom. But if I really can't stand on it, I will park the car and discharge.
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
Sometimes in long distance travel I used to have a plastic bag inside for emergency purposes if not I refrain from drinking too much water prior to travel. In what you have done it's okay and so us with the other drivers. If you will not release that extra something from your body, it will make you sick. The proper authority should have prepared emergency Comfort room in the highway for travelers.
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
I think having comfort rooms is a great idea especially on areas that are really far from any gasoline station. Just hope that this will be maintained and kept clean. good thing that on my way home to our province, there are many gas stations that I can park the car anytime and take pee.
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
The installation of public urinals for men was indeed a marvelous thing done by the MMDA back when Bayani Fernando was still the chairman. Now, the government decided to demolished almost all the urinals since they're not maintained properly. They shouldn't just removed these urinals instead they should maintain them clean. The government allocated funds for these, and these funds came from our taxes. It was just easy for them to waste the money of the public by just setting up these urinals and then removed them after just a couple of years.
• Philippines
23 Feb 13
yes, that was a good move by the MMDA but because it is not well maintained, I just run when passing the said urinal because teh smell was really stinky. I think proper use of the said urinals by the users must be also considered.
• United States
25 Feb 13
I couldn't help but laugh at this. I'm a female and I have found myself many times while in the mountains driving through and have had a need to drain my bladder. I either find a well hidden spot or if I am totally alone squat next to my car. Here's the thing. No matter how much a person prepares in advance to avoid such a great need, you will always have a sudden urge to where you just can't wait. We just need to use our heads and make sure it's done in an inconspicuous spot. The worst thing that can happen is to be caught by a complete stranger and be embarrassed.
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
I agree with this one. I know even female has the tendency to pee especially when they are driving in a long distance situation. Just like what you did, you need to park your car where you can hide properly. for male, it will not be a big problems since they can just hid from trees or any post. Yes, that is the worst thing that may happen but they said you will just cover your face since they don't know you and they will not see your face for they might recognize you thru your face. LOL
• United States
9 Mar 13
If you only knew how many times I've had to do that because I was off in the mountains somewhere with no bathroom in sight.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
for men I think that's just OK compare to ladies. In some case there are really times that finding a restroom is too hard specially when we travel far or when we travel to provinces.
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
I understand your point and the last option is to take a pee whenever you feel it. Just like when you are on the provinces where there are only few restrooms on the way. I do this too but I try to find a very remote area or when I was at the place where there are only few vehicles passing.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
21 Feb 13
Hi asdomencil! Yes there are also fastfood chains or public restroom. So there is no reason for some to pee anywhere. However there are really place where you cannot find a proper place. So hopefully, the government could also address this thing the soonest possible time. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
If you are in the metro, I think this is not a problem. However, like others respose, if you are travelling in far provinces where there are only few spots with restroom, it will be alright. For me, I agree with them but I did it in a place where there are only few vehicles passing.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
This is not a laudable practice for someone who is healthy and has no has urinary related health problems particularly if he is driving within the metropolis where gasoline stations, fast-food chains and urinals are almost everywhere. However, if it is in the rural areas this is understandable as call of nature should not be suppressed.
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
I agree with you however, we should look a place that will not make you looks gross. There are some drivers that will just park their cars or vehicles on roadsides and just cover themselves in a tree or even they pee on their vehicle's tire.
@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
21 Feb 13
It is pretty much a norm in our country. I think that it is understandable if you are traveling long distance and there are no nearby CR available. But if you are in an urban area I think that is just not acceptable already.
• Philippines
23 Feb 13
Yes, case to case basis. If I really can't stand for it anymore and travelling in an open area where there are only few vehicles passing. I will pee but I wait first if there are no more vehicles coming before taking pee. Just like what you said, if you are in an urban area that was unappropriate already since there are many available restrooms around.
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
This is a habit that I certainly do not want to see yet I see it everyday. This habit is disrespectful to the ladies who are passing by, I mean pulling it out in the middle of nowhere. I go straight to the nearest restroom when nature calls to avoid the scary look that someone women do. :)
• Philippines
23 Feb 13
I agree with you. even I am a man, I did not just take pee whenever I felt it. If I can still stand for it, I will find the nearest gas station or any fast food chain because for sure, there are restrooms available there.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
For me I do understand the need to pee but if you can do it discreetly why not., specially for boys., they can do it inside their cars with a plastic bag.. sometimes I do see men who pee on their cars but I usually see it with jeepney drivers and I find it gross.. I hope they will avoid that habit because its not good to see..
• Philippines
23 Feb 13
I haven't heard of someone who pee on their car thru plastic bags though it was a good option. I think I agree with you that most PUV drivers are doing this because they are always in a hurry due to their nature of work. I just hope that they will just park their vehicles in a gas station and take a pee there.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
21 Feb 13
THat is just gross, and very unsanitary. I know that some people doing some long distance driving would rather save time and arrive at their destination soon that's why they forego stopping at gas stops. If this is what they choose to do, I hope they planned on how to take care of their business. I have seen some inflatable pee bottles or pee bags. They contain some gel like beads that turn pea into jelly that is absorbed by the beads. Then you just tie it and you can throw it on the garbage bin on your next stop.
• Philippines
23 Feb 13
What you are suggesting is like the principle in disposable diapers and that was a good idea though. Just like me, when drivign long distance, I can stand for it However, I still asked my passengers if they want to pee. That is another opportunity for me to stretch and of course to pee too.
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
21 Feb 13
I have bladder problems and usually have to go to the bathroom alot. Tho i don't want to go on the side of the road but if you got to go you got to go. I mean if your have to go so bad and are miles from the nearest gas station rest stop whatever then do what you have to on the side of the road before you wet yourself in the car or make yourself sick. Sometimes it can't be helped. I try tho not to go on the side of the road. When i was growing up and took a long car trip with my family and we had to go and it was far from the nearest gas station or rest area we would go on the side of the road. My hubby's best friend is a trucker and when he as to go but no time to stop and no where to stop he has a bottle he goes in to pee the gets rid of it at the next stop.
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
If that is the only last option for me, I will do it especially on a long trip. However there are some that even there are nearest gas stations, they will just pee whenever they felt it.