Training toilet etiquette in the urban environment…

So the other day, I was standing on an Underground platform in the suburbs (ie not underground, thankfully) when I observed a couple with a small kid, about the same age as Our Kid.

Unfortunately, it became very apparent that Their Kid needed to use the toilet rapidly – but of course, there are no toilets on Underground platforms. So the parents basically took Their Kid’s trousers off, where he proceeded to quickly urinate on the platform (by a wall), before they put his trousers back on.

The question is, if it was your kid who needed to urinate, and you had two options:

a) Let him pee on the ground, and thus at least “encourage” his toilet training
b) Force him to pee in his trousers, and possibly set back his toilet training

What would you do?