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Alister Silver badge

Re: "Virgin Media has taken to skulking in public toilets as part of its effort to push fibre"

I remember back in the early eighties working for the GPO telephones (just before it became British Telecom) in the long since demolished Art-Deco Derby bus station.

One of the main distribution boxes for all the telephone cabling was strategically located on the inside back wall of the Ladies toilets, near the ceiling, which required step-ladder access to reach it.

I was tasked to terminate a new 20-pair cable into it - which was obviously not a five-minute job! - but they chose not to close the ladies loos, so instead there was a female member of staff playing chaperone, and every time someone wanted to use the toilet, I had to climb off the step ladder and wait outside...

Took me bloody days...

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