Or, "Self Portrait of Artist in San Jose Computerized
A JCDecaux technician informed me that "Abuse Occupation"
is the technical term used by JCDecaux corporation for a person
remaining in the toilet beyond their allocated 20 minutes. The
"Abuse Occupation" sub-routine actually commences at
18 minutes with a verbal warning to vacate the toilet within
If the patron refuses to vacate, alarm sequences and mechanical
counter-measures are implemented at the 20 minute mark, and are
as follows: A rotating beacon deploys from the overhead and begins
flashing a bright red light. An audible alarm is activated resembling
a high-pitched dying Mothra. This is followed by the door automatically
opening. Attempts by the abuser to force the door back to the
closed position will be unsuccessful. During the alarm condition,
the on-board toilet-computer relays the abuse-occupancy status
to the San Francisco master-computer where JCDecaux personnel
will make the determination whether to deploy field technicians
or TSF (Toilet Security Forces).
Woman Tempts Fate - Is Foiled by Toilet
What if the power goes out and I am
in the toilet?