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Atleast they don't have to play barefoot.
Is this what chess has come to?
Same thing has happened to Checkers.
I'm getting pissed off, opps, I mean I'm going for a pee pee with my wee wee in the correct spot. Not in my pants firstly, preferably not a diaper secondly, I like the jug idea mentioned by "cardinal46" because I'm not shy ( & this has nothing to do with size ) but & this is a big BUTT, what if you have to go #2. I might be a little shy using that jug. Besides, it just ain't sanitary. This NOT GOING IDEA is a form of prejudice on many levels. Pit stops are a good idea. Not so with phones. Equal for everyone & not going to make a smell like no lavatory breaks will. Noise isn't the only possible distraction when playing chess. One walk in the hen house & you know what I mean. No phones, blackberries, laptops,desktops, & especially no BIG BLUES in the building past the door, check them at the door like you would in older days :- a gun ; your hat: your coat; bad manners: There has to be rules. Otherwise you could end up capturing a king with a bishop for the first time in over 1/2 century of playing chess like this morning's daily puzzle. I slamed that king in less than two seconds flat before I figured some thing was wrong. Really enjoyed it. Nice to know that errors are not all mine & that there are more human beans out there. I am the first to say that without mistakes life is pretty boring, but, & I repeat & this is a big BUTT, preferably not in my pants! CHESS RULES !!!
Why not just bring porto-potties into the playing room? Problem solved.
I suffer from schizophrenia and my alternate personality is rather good at chess. Would it be cheating if he occasionally suggested a move? And what about a midget in a suitcase or a Mechanical Turk?
Good thing none of this concerns me since I don't have a cell phone :P
No discrimination now...NO LITTLE PEOPLE in a suitcase! And definitely no confounded MECHANICAL TURKS! NO! NO! NO! Oh no gotta go! CHESS RULES!!!
Good point. No cell phone is a good cell phone. Who wants to microwave their brains on a regular basis anyways. Sort of like putting an egg in a microwave & cooking it, only slower. They just don't come out right. CHESS RULES!!!
Just to clarify, Is this word bathroom an American euphemism for whatever it is a euphemism for ?
"Bathroom" is Merkin-speak for toilet, or WC. Sometimes the term "restroom" is used. I've been overseas enough to know these are both very odd terms to use when not inside the good ol' US of A.
When I come back from extended trips, I tend to keep asking "Where is the toilet?" and get odd glances as if I'm fixing to piss on the floor if I don't find a urinal fast.
There's already a rule against cheating. There doesn't need to be an additional rule against bathroom cheating because the 1st rule covers it.
There are laws against murder. There doesn't need to be another law against murdering someone in a bathroom.
You aren't going to like this, and probably won't accept it. That's the nature of a troll. But for the benefit of the casual observer: The rule is to assist the tournament director in enforcing discipline against cheaters. When it's laid down in simple terms, no computers in the bathroom during the tournament, it takes away the cheater's resort to "Hey, you can't prove I was cheating and no you can't see my phone!"
So yes, there are laws against murder. There are also laws against discharging a firearm in public. There are also laws against taking a weapon, permitted or otherwise, into an establishment that caters to patrons 21 years of age and above. So, if there is already a law against murder, why do we need these other laws?
In the off chance you are dense instead of obtuse, the reason is to remove temptation. If I don't take my pistol into a nightclub, I remove the chance of getting drunk and shooting myself in the thigh, or someone else in the head. (Pun not intended, ha ha ha.)
"Their is no reason to have a cell phone in a bathroom...."
...unless it's the Olympics in Russia,or for some other reason you find you can't get out.
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