nerve or what

United States
February 7, 2007 9:27pm CST
I have a friend, and she was telling me this story. She said that she and her friend were shopping down town. She had to pee and there was this small cafe. She went in there to use the restroom, and a sign said for customers only. When she asked for the key to use the bathroom, the manager asked her if she was going to buy something to eat. She said no, and he said well then you can't use my restroom. She said why?? He replied, because I am sick and tired of people coming in here and using my bathrooms, but don't buy anything. It cost me money for water, and other stuff. I had no choice but to change policy. She got in a huff, and said well, fine, I will go right here, and she proceeded to squat, and act like she was doing it there, and then she got up and left. She was so furious over him not letting her use the restroom. I told her, he had every right, and why couldn't you at least bought a small drink, and she said, I didn't want to spend the money. I said well that is how he feels. His business isn't a bathroom. I said it would have been different had you been sick, but you are in the wrong here. So I am curious, do you agree with me? Or do you think he should have let her use the restroom.
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5 responses
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
I think the management has the right to make the decision about their washrooms. They have to provide the toilet paper and paper towel. They have to clean the washrooms. I think what the girl did was not very lady like. I agree if she was sick, well then he could have let her used the bathroom. I think the owner was well within his right and alot more business are starting to stick with this policy.
• United States
9 Feb 07
Good I am glad someone agrees with me.
@rosie_123 (6118)
25 Feb 07
I think he was right to refuse her. After all, it is his business, and he can do what he wants. I guess he could have made an excepton if she was sick, or perhaps heavily pregnant, but otherwise he was within his rights. And surly she could have bought a can of coke or something from him?
@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
25 Feb 07
hey, she cant get mad at what the owner did, alot of time i let people use it because i am just being nice, and she cant just get mad at him for not letting her to use the bathroom because it is his bathroom and he owns so she cant get mad at hime for it.
• United States
23 Feb 07
If they post that there are no public restrooms on site, they have the right to not let people use their bathrooms. I feel in the case of a small child they should be accomodating. Many times I have had a small child in tow and they are jumping up and down with the need to relieve themselves and the proprieter refuses to let them use their toilet. I have had to bring them outdoors behind the building to go pee.
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
13 Feb 07
I also agree, he doesn't operate a free public toilette and he has to pay utilities and clean it, etc. Actually I think it's polite that people buy a thing when they use some shop's restroom just as a thank you, even if they are not required to.