What do you mean,,,,,, I can't pee here?

@missybear (11396)
United States
July 19, 2009 7:14am CST
What do you supposed to do when you out and about and you have to pee?.There is a gas station/store on just about every corner here in Vegas but when you go to use the rest room they tell you "Sorry it's for employees only, or they tell you it's out of order", if you lucky there is a grocery store near by were you can use the rest room. No wonder I got a ticket for indecent exposurethere are no restrooms anywhere.If you walk into a store or restaurant to use the rest room they look at you funny.Why? Doesn't anyone else have this problem?
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
20 Jul 09
I have to make rest stops a lot and when in Vegas with my husband in 2005 I had no problem using restrooms in gas stations and 7-11 type places. I will also walk into restaraunts and just the rest rooms, I just don't let anyone know I'm not a customer. Of course, I'm 38 - 35 at that time but I know when youger, how I was treated depended on how I was dressed. I had this one army coat that a friend had given me after painting it - it was beautiful but decidedly - alternative - and I sometimes paried it with favourite pair of ripped jeans, when wearing this ensemble I was either given the cold shoulder - completely ignored in stores - even when those ahead of me are greeted or been treated downright rudely. Conversely when I dressed in my usual way, pretty dresses, kind of half classy half gypsy/artsy -Jonathon Martin and the like and a nice coat people bent over backwards to be nice to me - greetingme, smiling, chatting etc. Bus drivers gaeme free rides and even dropped me off right in front of my destination even when not a specific bus stop, at carnivals, even when I didn't win I was often given stuffed animals anyway. Like that.
• Abernathy, Texas
20 Jul 09
And that was the other thing, depending how I looked going to pee in a restaraunt - I got smiles from waiters and waitresses rather then looks....
@missybear (11396)
• United States
20 Jul 09
That's all it takes sometimes, just to dress nice and smile and you can get a lot more accomplished.
• United States
20 Jul 09
I worked at a place where our bathroom was limited to employees too.. but there was a very good reason for it. you wouldn't believe how nasty some people are! and the employees had to clean up after these hogs! it was ridiculously nasty! it was so bad that I can't even tell you! You could clean this restroom and within 30 minutes it was worse than the first time it was cleaned.. I learned to "hold it" until I got home! I hate going somewhere and ask for a bathroom and told it's only for employees.. even knowing the reason behind it! it's terrible that a few slobs ruin it for everyone.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
20 Jul 09
There sure is some nasty people out there, part of my job is to clean the public restrooms and I clean them a couple times a day just because I like them to be nice and clean. Any body can walk in to our place and use the restroom.
• United States
21 Jul 09
Do what I do! carry a jar of pickle juice in your purse (any brand) when you are told that you cannot use their restroom.. go into a corner of the store and pour the pickle juice into a nice big splashy looking spot.. with drips leading away from the big puddle... smile as you leave and say "I made do!.. and feel so much better! thanks!" and walk out knowing they are gonna find that puddle and remember what ya said! lol! they ain't gonna guess pickle juice! hahahah!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Jul 09
That is silly to have to run all over town to take a pee cause they won't let you..there are alot of places here in my town that doesn't have public restrooms but if you have a kid they will let you use since they don't want to have to have a cleanup in the aisle. It happened this way because of alot of people disrespected the use of the public toilet and ruined it for others who are innocent. I have went to bathrooms before and someone had loaded the toilet with all kinds of paper towels, toilet paper and then tried to flush it and it over flowing..and other stuff in it..we should treat public toilets like we would our own. But it is that reason that others don't is why we get our toilet privileges taken away.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
20 Jul 09
You right and that really stinks for us who really need to pee for real.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Men have it easier then us 99.9% of the time.. they can pee behind car door or in a bottle and find relief..we end up having our whole hindends hanging out if we have to go..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Jul 09
In NY State, it is illegal to have consumable on-site food and/or drink and not have a customer accessable bathroom. So I only buy from places that have bathrooms they allow customers to use. Most gas stations where I live in the North Country of NY State allow you to use their bathrooms, but in some cases, you wouldn't want to (gag!). See what the laws in your state say. Call around and find out where they allow bathroom use and only frequest those places. To heck with the rest, they don't deserve your patronage, but they should share your ticket!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Jul 09
It should be frequent, not frequest. All our restaurants have to have bathrooms customers can use or they can be either sited or closed down.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I know what you mean about GAG, I've seen some horrible bathrooms you really shouldn't use.
• United States
20 Jul 09
Hello, I think is wat is even worst , is when you are a customer at a store , and you have to use the restroom while you are eaither at the counter paying for your merchandise and you ask the store clerk if you can use the restroom, and they tell you sorry the restroom are not for customers they are only for employess, now that is the strangest thing I have ever heard, well one of the strangest things I have ever heard, now in my opinion if I can't use your restroom and I'm shopping at your store, I need to find a store to shop at that I fell more comfortable at that, will allow me to use the restroom when I have to , while I'm a customer at their store. Happy My Lotting!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
20 Jul 09
You absolutely right about that. They take your money but won't even let you pee
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
Here in our country, gas stations and restaurants have comfort rooms wherein costumers are free to use. Everyone can pee and it's normal nothing personal.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Yhat's the way it should be.
• United States
19 Jul 09
I think every public place, retail store, restaurant, grocery store, pharmacy, should have a restroom that is open to the public. As we get older, we can no longer hold it as well as we could when we were younger, and that should be a well known fact for all those business owners. If there isn't in the place that I am at, I drop everything and leave.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I agree,we should be able to go when we have to go.