Originally Posted by kathteach
When my four year old was potty learning (special needs child) he was attending summer school and had an accident and peed his pants on the bridge part of the play structure. Some pee dribbled down through the holes of the metal bridge. The teacher got the janitorial staff and it was like HAZMAT was at the scene. They had everyone exit the play area and scrubbed everything with cleanser and hosed in down. They were in those suit things even!
I don't know if what that mom did was an actual biohazard like the school made my son's pee seem, but at the very least it's super inconsiderate and totally gross!
At an amusement park near my house, they'd have an occasional puking incident on one of the bigger spinning rides. When that happened, the attendant would close the ride down, summon a supervisor and the puke would be cleaned by trained employees. It would sit idle for a few minutes as the cleaning solution dried up (or whatever, I don't know), then it would re-open.
Because a rider's puke was a bodily fluid, and the amusement park staff didn'tt know what types of diseases or sicknesses the person had, extreme care was taken during the cleanup process.
I can totally understand urine being the same situation.
With that said, the original situation..yeah, totally uncalled for. If we're out and about, and there's an "emergency" stiuation, we always find a tree or a bush. If there's no bush, then he gets down on one or both knees, and then pees straight towards the ground.