Also, kindly refrain from rinsing your laundry in the hot tub

December 9th, 2013 · 69 comments

Writes Natalie in Cardiff: “I noticed this a little while ago in the changing rooms of my local leisure centre. I thought it fit in nicely with the public/private restroom notes these last couple of days. Perhaps people in South Wales are a little mixed-up too!”

Customer Notice: Female Dryside Changing Area - Customers are reminded that the practice of hair dying [sic] and shaving within the changing area is strictly prohibited. Please use in accordance with its intended purpose. Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation

related: Hair-raising indignation

extra credit: Weird Wales [bbc.co.uk]

FILED UNDER: gym · hygiene · Wales


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  • #1   uncreative

    I understand the no shaving, but why no hair drying? If this is a place where people shower, which it sounds like it is, then wouldn’t it be reasonable to dry your hair afterwards? If there are no showers, then why is hair drying a problem enough for the note to exist?

    Dec 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   anonny

      It said hair dying- as in, using hair dye. I’d say it’s pretty reasonable.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:23 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Lita bang

      It says dying, not drying.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:23 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   nem

      (I misread at first as well.) It’s hair DYING, which is also really hard to do without a shower.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   Isabeau

      It said ‘dying’ not drying.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Kristi

      It says hair dying. Like hair color

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   uncreative

      Yup, got it now. Sorry for the misreading.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   FeatherBlade

      Which means the sign is ~still~ wrong, since the process of adding color to a fiber is written “dyeing”. ^_^

      Dec 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   TGIF

      And what’s all this about no more violins on TV??? (Just kidding!!!!!)

      Dec 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   AliceFDuguay

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      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   Raichu

      dang, I think one correction would suffice.

      I made the same error. “Drying” makes so much more sense…

      Dec 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.11   Geek Goddess

      What do you want to bet that Alice’s friend’s mother had to buy a webcam before she started her ‘job’?

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:46 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
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      Dec 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Lita bang

    Well if your hair’s dying, at least give it a little dignity and let it die at home!

    (yes, dying instead of dyeing pushes my curmudgeon buttons)

    Dec 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm   rating: 56  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   nem

      I humbly apologize for MY misspelling of dyeing as well. I pride myself on my apparently dying spelling skills.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   uncreative

      Sorry to annoy you then. Spelling has always been one of my weaker subjects.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Lita bang

      Aaah, you didn’t annoy me. I generally curmudge. All my curmudging is directed at the sign. You’re fine.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   uncreative

    Oh, you’re right. I guess I mentally changed it because… ummm people are dying their hair there? Really? Wow… I am having trouble imagining the thought process behind how that comes to happen. But yes, not allowing hair dying is very reasonable.

    Dec 9, 2013 at 10:25 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Agg-reeable

      Emily Littella: Never mind.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Snicklefritz

      Maybe I’ve watched too many spy movies, and all I can picture is someone trying to quicky change their looks by dyeing their hair.
      Although I’m not sure how shaving your legs alters your appearance all that much to be quite honest with you.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 9:09 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   kermit

      Well if you’re known as the lady with the really hairy legs…

      Dec 10, 2013 at 9:41 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Snicklefritz

      WHO told you my nickname?

      C’mon, I want names……..

      Dec 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   kermit

      Snicklefritz, you answered your own question there. WHO indeed told me.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   L

      Well, your mind went to a better place than mine. I just assumed homeless person.

      Dec 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Rabbledazzer

    If you are dying your hair, you ARE changing.

    Dec 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Redheadwglasses

    I once colored my hair at my parents’ place after I’d moved out. Didn’t realize that when I was all done, I’d left the plastic gloves on the edge of the tub. By the time my mom discovered them, it was too late; the gloves had permanently stained the bathroom tub edge. Neat freak mom was not happy(nor surprised) and had to pay to have the tub professionally refinished.

    It just seems selfish and inconsiderate to do this to someone else’s shower facilities.

    Dec 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Lita bang

      I (sorta) feel your pain, Red. I almost dyed the shower cubicle in my previous apartment of doom and gloom with violently copper-red dye. And it was a brand new bathroom.

      Thankfully, I managed to get it out, but that was kinda nervewracking.

      Dec 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   H for Toy

      I’m not even sure there are showers here, or if it’s just a changing area, which makes it worse. Have you ever tried rinsing out hair color in a standard bathroom sink?

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Jami

      Heh. At least I’m (sorta) not alone. I did purple highlights in my hair for Halloween. Told mom I was going to do it by feel in the back yard so I wouldn’t get any dye on anything in the bathroom. She insisted I do it in the bathroom despite the risk.

      I got a nice streak of purple dye on the bathroom door. I told her to outside would be better.

      Dec 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   L

      *cough* I may or may not have left a couple purple smudges (it’s blue hair dye so BRIGHT purple) in the bathroom before I got good at it.

      Dec 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   FeRD bang

    All hair must be kept on life support until after you exit the Female Dryside Changing Area. Living Wills and Medical Powers of Attorney will not be recognized within the confines of the Female Dryside Changing Area.

    Dec 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   assiveProgressive

    I can barely remember to pack a clean pair of socks, and these ladies are remembering to pack the Miss Clairol. Oh, think I’ll spend three hours at the gym running on the treadmill and dyeing my hair. But oh dear, forgot the BB cream, which is a product I learned about on P.A.N.

    Dec 10, 2013 at 1:22 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   H for Toy

      I learned that, under certain circumstances, you can ship human body parts through the USPS, but under no circumstances can you ship cats or dogs. PAN provides some really useful information sometimes.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:53 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   kermit

      I still have no idea what BB cream is supposed to be or do.

      And since I’m too embarrassed to ask, I’ll just assume that BB cream is cream made for (or maybe of) BB guns.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 9:39 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   H for Toy

      Just like baby oil is made from babies, right? It’s kind of a tinted moisturizer/sunblock/toner in one. Not as heavy as foundation. I’ve never tried to use it to lubricate my BB gun. We could start a whole new market, Kermit!

      Dec 10, 2013 at 11:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   kermit

      I use toner and and I use moisturiser but I have never dreamed of combining them into one thing, thinking that it will still work that way.

      By that logic, you might as well mix in concealer, foundation, blush and lipstick too and rub that all over your face all at once. That’s just a milder definition of Homer Simpson’s makeup gun.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   Wench

      @ Kermit BB cream is a primer, moisturizer and foundation all in one. Has an SPF of about 15 as well. It’s been around for a few years now. Useful if you hate spending more than about 2 minutes on your makeup in the morning and having to put different types of goop on your face when you can just put 1 layer of goop on.

      BTW I would LOVE to have a go with Homers makeup shotgun….. just don’t set it to whore, ok?

      Dec 10, 2013 at 6:53 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   The Elf

      Primer? People put primer on their face? People *have a need* to put primer on their face? It’s a face, not drywall.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   Jami

      Elf – the primer can help if you have really oily/shiny skin. I find it helps a lot with my forehead and nose so I don’t have to powder them an hour later. (Honest to God without primer even though I wash my face and use rubbing alcohol to cut through the oil if I go without primer I could signal airplanes in the dark it gets that shiny.)

      Plus, another product with SPF. I usually pick the primer with the highest SPF I can find. I don’t put it all over my face though, just the trouble spots.

      There’s also primer for eye makeup to help eye shadow stick. But we all know I don’t do eye makeup!

      Dec 11, 2013 at 1:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   L

      BB stands for Beauty Balm. It originated in Asian. The Asian ones are completely different than US brands generally. US ones are more like tinted moisturizer. They’re supposed to be a lighter, more natural thing.

      Also, Jami, if you’re using rubbing alcohol on your face, that’s not helping the oil. It’s just making the oil glands in your skin go nuts, dude.

      Dec 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   Jami

      It’s the only thing that cuts through, L. Washes don’t help and I know from reading sites like The Beauty Brains that the whole “moisturizers make your face less oily” is a myth. (That, and personal experience. Even the ones made for people who are oily/break out a lot make me break out even more.)

      So I’m sticking with what I know works for me.

      Dec 13, 2013 at 8:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.10   buni

      Jami, I have extremely oily skin too and can totally relate to your signalling airplanes comment.
      I found some relief by switching to a totally organic skin care regiment. I have less acne and the oil is more manageable. I can recommend companies like Ava Anderson Non Toxic, Be Green Bath and Body, Bubble & Bee Organic, Natural Joy Beauty and Real Purity for non-toxic, organic skin care and cosmetics.
      Hope you can find something that works for you.

      Dec 13, 2013 at 9:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   TRT

    Hey babe, take a walk on the dryside…

    Dec 10, 2013 at 4:52 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   buni

    “Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation”

    I think I’ve used this phrase in some of my work memos.

    Dec 10, 2013 at 8:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   shwo! bang

    What if I’m a hair dy[e]ing and shaving prodigy and I don’t NEED to practice?

    Dec 10, 2013 at 11:25 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Lita bang

      We all know you are, shwo. It’s all those flaps of yours.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   mlseim

    Being in Minnesota, USA, I need some translating done here …

    leisure centre … is this like a fitness gym?

    dryside changing area … a locker room? Or is it a dressing room, like in a clothing store? Or maybe it refers to any changing room that has no sink?

    P.S. I already know that the “Fanny Pack” I wear while jogging doesn’t mean the same thing here as in Australia.

    Dec 10, 2013 at 11:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Snicklefritz

      Now you’ve got my curiosity peaked. What does a fanny pack mean in Australia?

      Dec 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   ArtsBeatLA

      *piqued.

      In Britain & Oz ‘fanny’ means ‘vagina’.
      In America ‘fanny’ means ‘buttocks’ (the ‘bum’).

      Dec 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Dan

      ‘fannypack’ = ‘bumbag’

      Dec 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Wench

      Leisure centers in the UK are (usually) council run/owned that offer a variety of sporting activities. You can usually expect a swimming pool, assorted game courts, and sometimes a multi purpose meeting hall/entertainment venue attached as well. Hope that helped….

      Dec 10, 2013 at 6:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   Wench

      Oh, and changing areas are where you can (usually) shower, place stuff in a locker, etc.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   Jami

      During my rebellious “I ain’t gonna carry no purse cause purses are girly!” phase I exclusively used fanny packs to annoy my mom. However I called them hip packs but wore them at my stomach cause of all the reports of people being robbed when they were dumb enough to wear it where it couldn’t be seen.

      Dec 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Walter

    Isn’t hair all ready dead?

    Dec 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Lita bang

      Only the part you can see – the root’s still alive, and if that’s dying, something is terribly wrong.

      Also, I believe you meant “already”. Far different meaning.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   mlseim

    @Snicklefritz ..

    [Wikipedia]

    “Fanny” …

    In slang

    A British, South African, Australian, New Zealand, and Irish term for the vulva.

    A North American term for the buttocks.

    Dec 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Tard

    So confused, where is the Passive-Aggressive part?

    See, a PAN note has a mock-obsequious tone, like talking to precocious yuppie larvae.

    Try again (oh, and that single misspelling was woefully inadequate).

    Dec 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Lythande

      No thumbs for you.

      Try again.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Lita bang

      I was going to snark, but I think I love you for saying obsequious instead.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Tard

      I like cake.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   H for Toy

      German chocolate cake.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 7:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   The Elf

      The cake is a lie.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Geek Goddess

      Cake or death?

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Redheadwglasses

    Well you learn something every day. I thought “fanny” was British for bottom/tushie.

    Dec 11, 2013 at 12:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   mlseim

    @redheadwglasses,

    Test it out … go to a blog or forum that resides in the U.K. and mention that someone “patted you on the fanny”. See what the response is ;)

    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   betty lou

      I once told my English husband I was “rooting for the guy with the fanny pack” when we were watching some tourists arguing. My husband became nearly hysterical. Rooting has a different meaning as well, apparently.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   Lita bang

      Well what’s wrong with having a little extracurricular fun for the pleasure of a guy carrying a crotchsack?

      Oh, wait, is that one of those things I’m not supposed to mention in public?

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   L

      My Australian friend almost died once when I mentioned this brand we have in Canada called “Roots”…

      Dec 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   diddleymaz bang

    As this sign was done by RhonddaCynonTaff local authority were is the Welsh Language version?
    Here in Wales all public signs and instructions HAVE to be in English and Cymraeg

    Dec 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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