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(Yahoo)   Not news: Woman has to use bathroom and stops at restaurant. News: Restaurant charges $5 for non-customers but she doesn't pay. FARK: Sheriff tracks down the woman and the restaurant sends a bill. Double Fark: They won't take her $5   (shine.yahoo.com) divider line 149
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2013-03-01 01:56:18 PM
Turns out the local sheriff helped track Barnes down by running her license plate, all as a favor to the owner of the restaurant.

According to the Houston County Sheriff, Darrell Allison, though, it was no biggie.

But, countered local state Rep. John C. Tidwell, "The way I interpret it, it would be illegal," he said, explaining that license plate information is to be used only for law enforcement purposes. "The information should not have ever been given over to the business. That is information that is supposed to be dealt with by the state's agency or the official."


Choosing sides between pigs and politicians isn't easy but I'm gonna have to go with the politician on this one.
 
2013-03-01 01:57:48 PM
Are you, Alice, menstruating right now?
 
2013-03-01 01:58:47 PM

Walker: Turns out the local sheriff helped track Barnes down by running her license plate, all as a favor to the owner of the restaurant.

According to the Houston County Sheriff, Darrell Allison, though, it was no biggie.

But, countered local state Rep. John C. Tidwell, "The way I interpret it, it would be illegal," he said, explaining that license plate information is to be used only for law enforcement purposes. "The information should not have ever been given over to the business. That is information that is supposed to be dealt with by the state's agency or the official."

Choosing sides between pigs and politicians isn't easy but I'm gonna have to go with the politician on this one.


Guess the owner of the restaurant never heard of publicdata.com.
 
2013-03-01 01:58:54 PM
Wow, I love how the sheriff is an idiot.  I guess if I'm working on his computer next time I can legally dig around in it and open any files I want to.
 
2013-03-01 02:00:06 PM
This is one of those cases where the asinine tag could be used for everyone.  But, of course, some get a bigger tag than others.
 
2013-03-01 02:00:10 PM
instead of taking up their problem with the 'toilet broken' service station across the street they get free publicity they probably don't want.

manager/owner fail.
 
2013-03-01 02:01:11 PM
According to the Houston County Sheriff, Darrell Allison, though, it was no biggie.
"I would say that happens every day," he told the TV station. "It's a very common occurrence."


Oh, well, that's okay then. Go back to watching the security feed from that restroom. Keep us safe, officer.
 
2013-03-01 02:01:20 PM
I am not sure who is dumber, Lisa thinking she can charge $5 for toilet use or the cops giving personal information to someone that used to have a PPO against them.

I recall a Bojangles' in downtown Columbia, SC that had a combination lock put on their bathroom, since they had the only public restroom for blocks.  They would give the combination to paying customers only and changed it daily.  That came to an end when enough people complained that got a state law passed forbidding such practices.  I have worked in restaurants and know the pain involved in keeping the bathroom clean and functional, however that is cost of business.
 
2013-03-01 02:02:19 PM
How hard would it have been just to get a cup of coffee? This is just another example of how the "on demand" world thinks. I don't have to pay for my music and movies. I can pause live TV. I can just go to the bathroom anywhere I please. I am all for businesses putting locks on the facilities. If someone wants to use it, sign out a key and leave your driver's license, so if you get buckshot on the seat, they will send a cleaning bill.
 
2013-03-01 02:02:32 PM
Lana.Lana. Lana! LANA! LANA!!! LAANNNAA!!!

FLOOD ZONE!
 
2013-03-01 02:03:04 PM
FTA: "I just feel like I've been violated".

wtf is up with that? Violated? That's become a word like "disrespected". People are hauling it out for every and any time someone confronts them.

I'm with Watubi on this one- asinine tag all around.
 
2013-03-01 02:03:19 PM
mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-03-01 02:05:05 PM
i have no problem with charging non-customers to use a restroom.  if you don't like it, pee in a bush
 
2013-03-01 02:05:35 PM

Sass-O-Rev: FTA: "I just feel like I've been violated".

wtf is up with that? Violated? That's become a word like "disrespected". People are hauling it out for every and any time someone confronts them.

I'm with Watubi on this one- asinine tag all around.


"Humiliated" is another one.  Oh, someone asked you a question at a checkpoint?  You felt "humiliated"?  Poor baby.
 
2013-03-01 02:06:02 PM
I'd bet $5 both the sheriff and business owner biatch about government spending.
 
2013-03-01 02:06:52 PM

animesucks: i have no problem with charging non-customers to use a restroom.  if you don't like it, pee in a bush


i have a feeling that after 20min, she most likely upper-decked the toilet
 
2013-03-01 02:07:44 PM

Sass-O-Rev: FTA: "I just feel like I've been violated".

wtf is up with that? Violated? That's become a word like "disrespected". People are hauling it out for every and any time someone confronts them.

I'm with Watubi on this one- asinine tag all around.


Breaking the law by gathering license plate info and passing on personal information "as a favor" is more than disrespect.

But what a GREAT, efficient use of taxpayer money!
 
2013-03-01 02:08:24 PM
Enjoy your shiatty publicity shiatty restaurant.
 
2013-03-01 02:09:13 PM
Just a real quick point - Texas license plates, VINs, and driver licenses are all public information. You can request the owners name & address at any DMV (they charge something like a $3.00 fee). No police report required.
 
2013-03-01 02:09:55 PM
That cop needs to be fired. Next it will be "Can you track down this cute girl I saw on the freeway? I won't rape her I just want to send her a note." Or "I just want to talk to that asshole that cut me off, can you hook me up?"
 
2013-03-01 02:10:35 PM

JohnAnnArbor: "Humiliated" is another one. Oh, someone asked you a question at a checkpoint? You felt "humiliated"? Poor baby.


Hmmm. I wonder what word you would use if someone showed up at your door after illegally getting your personal information via the cops, and demanded something from you. Hell, even had you arrested. Let's just go with that.

Poor baby...
 
2013-03-01 02:13:37 PM
I'm a farktard and I have no problems with law enforcement abusing their databases as a personal favors for vindictive members of the general public. Herpity derpity doo! I just want to belong to the retard chorus, I hear they get sweet robes and go on field trips.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2013-03-01 02:13:50 PM
I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.
 
2013-03-01 02:13:55 PM
Not News: This is locally owned restaurants all over the country. The smaller the joint, the bigger the egos. Fark: The Sheriff actually incriminating himself in an interview.
 
2013-03-01 02:14:25 PM
Anyone that thinks the cop doing a favor for the restaurant owner is out of line, is wrong. People do favors within their profession all the time. That cop probably gets a free meal every so often for that.
 
2013-03-01 02:16:12 PM

animesucks: i have no problem with charging non-customers to use a restroom.  if you don't like it, pee in a bush


And be labelled as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
 
2013-03-01 02:16:35 PM

animesucks: i have no problem with charging non-customers to use a restroom.  if you don't like it, pee in a bush


That's illegal unless you can find one that isn't "in public".
 
2013-03-01 02:16:51 PM

spentmiles: I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


That's funny. So do I.
 
2013-03-01 02:17:14 PM
Cop should not have done that.
Restaurant owner should be able IMHO to charge $5 but was an arse for sending the bill. Double arse if he didn't even want the money.
Lady is over-reacting but has a point.
 
2013-03-01 02:17:16 PM
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2013-03-01 02:17:48 PM
And that state had the Ally Law, where a business is supposed to let people use their bathrooms.

And if you're ever in a city looking for a bathroom, don't look for a restaurant. Look for a hotel instead. They hardly ever say no to someone using the bathrooms and they are much cleaner than fast food bathrooms.
 
2013-03-01 02:18:25 PM
Um, this seems unusual to you guys? You've never gotten a cop to give you info on someone?

/not that I've ever done that, or anything...
 
2013-03-01 02:18:25 PM
Like Homer Simpson, I found you can just forget it if you need to go in New York City...or just poop in the subway like everybody else
 
2013-03-01 02:20:00 PM
"I do what I want!"

/the American way.
 
2013-03-01 02:20:18 PM

mediablitz: JohnAnnArbor: "Humiliated" is another one. Oh, someone asked you a question at a checkpoint? You felt "humiliated"? Poor baby.

Hmmm. I wonder what word you would use if someone showed up at your door after illegally getting your personal information via the cops, and demanded something from you. Hell, even had you arrested. Let's just go with that.

Poor baby...


Um, not what I was talking about, but OK, this is Fark, putting words into people's mouths is standard practice.
 
2013-03-01 02:20:18 PM
I work at a second hand store, we lock the bathroom but will unlock it for anyone who needs it.  We lock it only so if someone gota use it at lest one employee knows.  We have had to many issues with people going in and taking tags off of stuff to get a lower price or taking the tags off and putting the item on and saying it was theirs or, putting it under the cloth they had on(way to many times we see people come in wearing cloth bout 4 sizes to big and leave looking like the same set is tight on them).  we also had people go in and destroy the bathroom if they are mad at us.  had one destroy the toilet. Another kicked it so much and hard it fell over.
 
2013-03-01 02:20:40 PM
This cop is a hero. Anyone questioning him are probably criminals.
 
2013-03-01 02:22:13 PM

animesucks: i have no problem with charging non-customers to use a restroom.  if you don't like it, pee in a bush


Have you seen Big Daddy?  Expect it.

Have a good day, pal.
 
2013-03-01 02:23:04 PM
Charging for the restroom?  What is this, Europe?
 
2013-03-01 02:24:40 PM
What a pisser.
 
2013-03-01 02:26:05 PM
Have a friend in the border patrol that refused another friend's request for info from a plate number. It's against the law therefor sheriff should be terminated.
 
2013-03-01 02:26:56 PM

Gifted Many Few: How hard would it have been just to get a cup of coffee? This is just another example of how the "on demand" world thinks. I don't have to pay for my music and movies. I can pause live TV. I can just go to the bathroom anywhere I please. I am all for businesses putting locks on the facilities. If someone wants to use it, sign out a key and leave your driver's license, so if you get buckshot on the seat, they will send a cleaning bill.


5/10
 
2013-03-01 02:28:04 PM
The woman wasn't asking to use the restaurant's stove to grill up her own food, or their tables to set out a picnic she'd brought from home.  They're not in the bathroom-providing business, so the "these are for our customers only" argument is ridiculous.  The restaurant is a place of public accommodation, as already defined in lots of legal precedent, so occasionally letting people take care of a natural (and sometimes urgently unavoidable) biological need in the facilities they're providing anyway is a normal cost of doing business.

I get that they may be trying to keep out homeless people, but that's not an excuse.  If your neighborhood is that run-down that it's full of homeless people or whatever, maybe do something to improve the neighborhood (and its residents) instead of adding one more dickish punishment to the most vulnerable people in our society?

"It's her business; she can do what she wants."  Nope.  When your business manages to completely disentangle itself from the rest of society, then you can do whatever you want with it.  Until then, you are a part of a larger system of humans working together--no matter how bootstrappy you've fantasized yourself to be--and there are ethical limits to how much of an assbag you can be to the rest of us.

/Grumpy today.
 
2013-03-01 02:28:55 PM

mediablitz: Sass-O-Rev: FTA: "I just feel like I've been violated".

wtf is up with that? Violated? That's become a word like "disrespected". People are hauling it out for every and any time someone confronts them.

I'm with Watubi on this one- asinine tag all around.

Breaking the law by gathering license plate info and passing on personal information "as a favor" is more than disrespect.

But what a GREAT, efficient use of taxpayer money!


That was time the sheriff could have spent driving around with his siren on, or parked behind a tree running a speed trap.
 
2013-03-01 02:29:44 PM
The resturant has a right to charge. They farked up though when they didn't pay enough attention to ask her about the money up front. If you're that serious about not letting people use your restroom then make them put down a deposit. You're obviously not worried about bad publicity or you wouldn't be charging in the first place. Don't rely on the local police, who we all pay, to do your dirty work. You didn't think your brilliant policy through and someone got around your controls? Though shiat. Nothing tangible was taken from you. Let this be a lesson and adjust.
 
2013-03-01 02:30:40 PM

Katolu: 5/10


I know that is supposed to be some sort of troll rating. But I mean what I say. This country is too damn entitled  People need to start taking responsibilities for their actions. I feel bad for spentmiles having to endure what that woman put him through.
 
2013-03-01 02:31:19 PM
Panicking customer: Do you have a restroom?  <:-0

Clerk: NO!

Relieved customer: That's okay...  Do you have a mop?  :-)
 
2013-03-01 02:32:54 PM
l2.yimg.com

Did "she" use the mens room because she sure as shiat does look like a lady to me.
 
2013-03-01 02:33:26 PM

jumac: I work at a second hand store, we lock the bathroom but will unlock it for anyone who needs it.  We lock it only so if someone gota use it at lest one employee knows.  We have had to many issues with people going in and taking tags off of stuff to get a lower price or taking the tags off and putting the item on and saying it was theirs or, putting it under the cloth they had on(way to many times we see people come in wearing cloth bout 4 sizes to big and leave looking like the same set is tight on them).  we also had people go in and destroy the bathroom if they are mad at us.  had one destroy the toilet. Another kicked it so much and hard it fell over.


This seems like a pretty reasonable way of handling things.  You're controlling access for legitimate business reasons, but you're not being dicks about it.

/I am curious why some of your customers are so mad at you; that seems troubling.
 
2013-03-01 02:34:27 PM

Gifted Many Few: Anyone that thinks the cop doing a favor for the restaurant owner is out of line, is wrong. People do favors within their profession all the time. That cop probably gets a free meal every so often for that.


Hah, this was and is a huge problem in NYC with police officers "forgiving" parking tickets for friends and family.  A few boneheaded ones actually tried to justify this by saying it's an occasional courtesy.  There's no courtesy when you're taking money out of the public treasury to help your buddy.  You want to be courteous, open your wallet and pay his ticket.  Or open up a business, and give free stuff away.  You know, as a courtesy.
 
2013-03-01 02:34:48 PM
 Managed a small store in the wilds of Vermont.
I found the best way to keep the bathroom clean was to put a mannequin in there with his pants down around his ankles and his head in his hands and leave the door unlocked.

CSB: Had a certain congress critter ask to use the john, but it was out of order. for real. Cold winter night,
He went outside to pee in the snowbank, because, well, that's what we do in Vermont. While he's out there, this tourist, ski dad asks to use the bathroom. Sorry, it's not working. He starts sputtering about that being against the law, and a pile of other bullshiat, and ends up with and what does your local lawmakers think about this outrage!?!?! Just as Bernie, yes, THAT Bernie walks back in, actually zipping up.
I said, well, why don't you ask him?
Dude about lost it.
Bernie said, I can vouch for this guy, (pointing at me) it's really out of order. You need to go outside.
End CSB.

Also, found it you pour a quart of baked beans after they have gone bad in the bowl, people tend to avoid the bathroom, too.
 
2013-03-01 02:35:54 PM

skinink: hey hardly ever say no to someone using the bathrooms and they are much cleaner than fast food bathrooms.


many hotels have bathrooms just off the lobby and as long as you don't look like you've spent a week on the sidewalk they don't give a damn who uses them.
 
2013-03-01 02:36:41 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


No you didn't.
 
2013-03-01 02:36:56 PM
In Canada, that would have been a serious breach of the privacy act, what the Sherrif did.

If I were her, I'd just shiat my self while standing and reading the menu - hop skip and a shaken leg and I'm outta there.

/NOTE to self - Don't read a spentmiles post with a mouthful of coffee....you had me at Duraflame
 
2013-03-01 02:37:27 PM
CSB:

Driving back country roads, and had to piss. Finaly found a gas station. Gas station had a sign "Water ain't free! Bathroom is for paying customers only" So I peed, and checked the store for snacks, but they didn't have anything I wanted so I figured 'eff it' and went to leave. The manager starts flipping out saying I had to buy something. I grabbed 4 cents from my pocket and said "How about I just pay for the water instead?" and tossed the pennies on the counter, and left.

I didn't have the heart to tell him I didn't actualy cost him any money, since I didn't flush.
 
2013-03-01 02:37:38 PM

SovietCanuckistan: Lana.Lana. Lana! LANA! LANA!!! LAANNNAA!!!

FLOOD ZONE!




get out of my head.

 
2013-03-01 02:37:40 PM

spentmiles: I was ther.... disease.



Sides...hurt....now...
 
2013-03-01 02:39:03 PM
From recent Yelp reviews, where soon there weill be only a smoking crater:

[Five stars] Incredibly clean bathroom. It is as if nobody every used it. Stocked with fresh toilet paper, and quality antibacterial soap. Tech tip: order the small coke for $1.09 and save $3.91 on the bathroom charge.
 
2013-03-01 02:39:29 PM

katerbug72: Are you, Alice, menstruating right now?


Back off man, I'm a scientist.
 
2013-03-01 02:41:25 PM

Lochsteppe: This seems like a pretty reasonable way of handling things. You're controlling access for legitimate business reasons, but you're not being dicks about it.

/I am curious why some of your customers are so mad at you; that seems troubling.


It's reasonable at a second hand store.  It'd be a pain in the ass at a restaurant, you'd end up with someone spending half their time just keeping track of keys.
 
2013-03-01 02:42:18 PM

Southern100: Just a real quick point - Texas license plates, VINs, and driver licenses are all public information. You can request the owners name & address at any DMV (they charge something like a $3.00 fee). No police report required.


This used to be the case in Massachusetts as well... and Massachusetts used to use SSNs as default licence numbers, and few bothered to request an arbitrary one (several digits with an "S" prefix).

I used to have in my possession - on microfiche - A copy of the "Massachusetts Tax License File" dated January, 1988. It listed every licensed driver in MA, one per line with name, home address, DOB, LIC# (SSN in 98% of cases), expiration date, and license restrictions. -- it was one of a few hundred copies distributed to local police departments as a backup to the online system they operated then. Well, an extra copy I made "for quality control" - I worked at the service bureau that did film for the State Police.

Had I known what that information would be worth to identity thieves today, I would not have destroyed it in the mid 1990s. Maybe. Eh, I think my ethics would have prevented me from using it for evil, beyond looking up the SSNs of elected officials.

/Boring Story, Bro.
 
2013-03-01 02:44:48 PM
So where exactly does ET piss from?
 
2013-03-01 02:45:10 PM
I work at a pet supply store. To our right is a Dunkin Donuts. To our immediate left is a Subway. Neither establishment allows people to use their bathroom. I let everyone use ours. WTF are people supposed to do? You're fed food and drink, but you can't use the facilities?

/no weird issues ... yet
 
2013-03-01 02:46:16 PM
This happened to us when my brother was like 5 years old and really had to pee. We stopped at a campsite and they wouldn't let him use the bathroom because we weren't campers there, so he peed on the wall of the restroom. Win win!
 
2013-03-01 02:47:21 PM

AndreMA: Southern100: Just a real quick point - Texas license plates, VINs, and driver licenses are all public information. You can request the owners name & address at any DMV (they charge something like a $3.00 fee). No police report required.

This used to be the case in Massachusetts as well... and Massachusetts used to use SSNs as default licence numbers, and few bothered to request an arbitrary one (several digits with an "S" prefix).

I used to have in my possession - on microfiche - A copy of the "Massachusetts Tax License File" dated January, 1988. It listed every licensed driver in MA, one per line with name, home address, DOB, LIC# (SSN in 98% of cases), expiration date, and license restrictions. -- it was one of a few hundred copies distributed to local police departments as a backup to the online system they operated then. Well, an extra copy I made "for quality control" - I worked at the service bureau that did film for the State Police.

Had I known what that information would be worth to identity thieves today, I would not have destroyed it in the mid 1990s. Maybe. Eh, I think my ethics would have prevented me from using it for evil, beyond looking up the SSNs of elected officials.

/Boring Story, Bro.

,

You could be living on your own skull-shaped, volcanic island right now plotting your next villainous scheme.
 
2013-03-01 02:47:27 PM
i have a bladder condition.  i would love for someone to try this shiat on me.  though i do try to buy things when i use a restroom.  but if you don't like cleaning a public restroom, to provide a public restroom.
 
2013-03-01 02:47:52 PM

spentmiles: I was there ~~~~~~~~~~  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


God damn it man.... one of these days you are going to be responsible for a cardiac arrest!
 
2013-03-01 02:48:39 PM

Frankenstorm: I work at a pet supply store. To our right is a Dunkin Donuts. To our immediate left is a Subway. Neither establishment allows people to use their bathroom. I let everyone use ours. WTF are people supposed to do? You're fed food and drink, but you can't use the facilities?

/no weird issues ... yet


That seems odd. I thought it was the law in most places that if you serve food or beverages, you must provide facilities to deal with the ultimate end product of those items being consumed.

A pet supply store I'd let slide, actually.
 
2013-03-01 02:48:54 PM
don't not to, damnit.  my point is foiled!
 
2013-03-01 02:49:32 PM
As someone who's had Crohn's disease-like problems (thankfully not the real thing), the ability to reach a bathroom fast is of paramount importance.My buying decisions have been strongly affected by the availability of washrooms in stores, gas stations, and so forth.

So while I get that evil crapping criminals make work hard for many people (and I've walked into a bathroom or two that made me blanch), how you manage your bathroom-customer plans can effect your income.
 
2013-03-01 02:49:40 PM

WhyteRaven74: skinink: hey hardly ever say no to someone using the bathrooms and they are much cleaner than fast food bathrooms.

many hotels have bathrooms just off the lobby and as long as you don't look like you've spent a week on the sidewalk they don't give a damn who uses them.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-03-01 02:49:51 PM
Turns out the local sheriff helped track Barnes down by running her license plate, all as a favor to the owner of the restaurant.


Let me guess:  Lisa called Hattie down at the telephone company and asked her to put her through to Jim Bob after a 20 minute discussion of punkin pie recipes.
 
2013-03-01 02:50:08 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.

 
2013-03-01 02:50:09 PM
I went to Mardi Gras 15 years ago and there are no restrooms anywhere downtown.  The restaurants and bars all have a customers only policy. I noticed TGIFridays was selling drink "coins" for $5, so I bought one.  I used that same coin for my whole trip using their restroom.  I would just flash it as I walked by the bar, no hassle whatsovever. At the end of the trip I had a large beer, used the restroom and left relieved.  Still got pickpocketed though.  Standard in Nawlins I hear.
 
2013-03-01 02:50:10 PM

StaleCoffee: You could be living on your own skull-shaped, volcanic island right now plotting your next villainous scheme.


Or more likely sitting in a cell in a PMITA Federal Prison, having not correctly identified my buyer as undercover FBI. I hate it when that happens...
 
2013-03-01 02:50:48 PM
I predict a surge of poop on doorsteps and puddles of piss in the restaurant's future
 
2013-03-01 02:50:57 PM

AndreMA: Frankenstorm: I work at a pet supply store. To our right is a Dunkin Donuts. To our immediate left is a Subway. Neither establishment allows people to use their bathroom. I let everyone use ours. WTF are people supposed to do? You're fed food and drink, but you can't use the facilities?

/no weird issues ... yet

That seems odd. I thought it was the law in most places that if you serve food or beverages, you must provide facilities to deal with the ultimate end product of those items being consumed.

A pet supply store I'd let slide, actually.


Maybe it's changed since I was a teenager but I thought the law was that you were only required to have a restroom if you served alcohol intended to be consumed on premises.
 
2013-03-01 02:50:58 PM

Aidan: As someone who's had Crohn's disease-like problems (thankfully not the real thing), the ability to reach a bathroom fast is of paramount importance.My buying decisions have been strongly affected by the availability of washrooms in stores, gas stations, and so forth.

So while I get that evil crapping criminals make work hard for many people (and I've walked into a bathroom or two that made me blanch), how you manage your bathroom-customer plans can effect your income.


Damn. Can have an effect on your income. :P
 
2013-03-01 02:52:12 PM

Step 1: Install doors on outside.
Step 2: Install these:


image.shutterstock.com

Step 3: profit
 
2013-03-01 02:52:48 PM

vudukungfu: spentmiles: I was ther.... disease.


Sides...hurt....now...


Is there a place where these comments are just all gathered up with links to the news reports? Hilarious....
 
2013-03-01 02:53:03 PM

Lochsteppe: jumac: I work at a second hand store, we lock the bathroom but will unlock it for anyone who needs it.  We lock it only so if someone gota use it at lest one employee knows.  We have had to many issues with people going in and taking tags off of stuff to get a lower price or taking the tags off and putting the item on and saying it was theirs or, putting it under the cloth they had on(way to many times we see people come in wearing cloth bout 4 sizes to big and leave looking like the same set is tight on them).  we also had people go in and destroy the bathroom if they are mad at us.  had one destroy the toilet. Another kicked it so much and hard it fell over.

This seems like a pretty reasonable way of handling things.  You're controlling access for legitimate business reasons, but you're not being dicks about it.

/I am curious why some of your customers are so mad at you; that seems troubling.


Secondhand stores tend to not be in very nice parts of town, with interesting and colorful customers of all sorts. Particularly if they're a charity scraping up rent each month. "Antique" stores tend to be nicer and more upscale, despite mostly just putting much higher prices on marginally higher quality goods.
 
2013-03-01 02:53:32 PM

tzzhc4: [l2.yimg.com image 300x225]

Did "she" use the mens room because she sure as shiat does look like a lady to me.


Looks like James Carville in drag.

/I cannot unsee it
 
2013-03-01 02:53:51 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


Why the fark aren't you working for Jay Leno or SNL as a writer?
 
2013-03-01 02:55:13 PM

AndreMA: Frankenstorm: I work at a pet supply store. To our right is a Dunkin Donuts. To our immediate left is a Subway. Neither establishment allows people to use their bathroom. I let everyone use ours. WTF are people supposed to do? You're fed food and drink, but you can't use the facilities?

/no weird issues ... yet

That seems odd. I thought it was the law in most places that if you serve food or beverages, you must provide facilities to deal with the ultimate end product of those items being consumed.

A pet supply store I'd let slide, actually.


I agree with you. We're in Queens, NY. The Dunkin Donuts is 24 hours and Subway is open until 11, I think. There can be some questionable people in the area, so I think these places are afraid of having their bathrooms wrecked. Ergo, they allow the bathrooms for no one. I get their normal customers that just want to pee and go and I'm not about to let them suffer.
 
2013-03-01 02:55:23 PM
Flood Zone Yelp page takes a nose dive.

$5 well earned.

According to law, you can't deny access to bathrooms in a place of public accomodation, which a business selling food and/or beverage is defined as.

The owner didn't take the $5 because it would have constituted a violation of the ADA, which they probably found out after sending the letter.
 
2013-03-01 02:57:13 PM
Smeggy Smurf:
Why the fark aren't you working for Jay Leno or SNL as a writer?

Maybe because spentmiles is creative and hilarious?

/was surprised that in Europe, not only do they charge you to use the bathrooms, but that the 3 bucks you pay to use them doesn't guarantee it being clean or having toilet paper.
 
2013-03-01 02:58:45 PM

AndreMA: That seems odd. I thought it was the law in most places that if you serve food or beverages, you must provide facilities to deal with the ultimate end product of those items being consumed.


fozziewazzi: Maybe it's changed since I was a teenager but I thought the law was that you were only required to have a restroom if you served alcohol intended to be consumed on premises.


All of this depends on state and local laws. There is no federally mandated bathroom requirement.

Chains will almost always provide a bathroom just for consistency nationwide, but I've met more incredibly rude assholes owning Subways than I can count, so I can believe it even if it was the law.
 
2013-03-01 02:59:02 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon...


Just be grateful it wasn't Kim Kardashian ...
 
2013-03-01 03:00:22 PM

AndreMA: StaleCoffee: You could be living on your own skull-shaped, volcanic island right now plotting your next villainous scheme.

Or more likely sitting in a cell in a PMITA Federal Prison, having not correctly identified my buyer as undercover FBI. I hate it when that happens...


As "If only I'd done..." fantasies go, I think super villain beats prison rape by a couple orders of magnitude, but whatever works.
 
2013-03-01 03:01:12 PM

Smeggy Smurf: spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.

Why the fark aren't you working for Jay Leno or SNL as a writer?


Because he actually made people laugh?
 
2013-03-01 03:02:05 PM
by federal law, it is illegal to restrict the use of restrooms. I doubt that these mom and pops stores realise that, some do, some don't. They like to think they do because they own the joint. However they don't. Like it or not. Paying for the use of the facilities, is an indirect violation of these laws Any and all establishments that retain a bathroom and or /facilities may be used by the public. This is without discrminiation of all races and thus, remain public.
 
2013-03-01 03:02:37 PM

JNowe: Turns out the local sheriff helped track Barnes down by running her license plate, all as a favor to the owner of the restaurant.


Let me guess:  Lisa called Hattie down at the telephone company and asked her to put her through to Jim Bob after a 20 minute discussion of punkin pie recipes.


Pretty much spot on. Remember this is Erin, TN we're talking about. 2 stop lights in the whole town.

/BR549
 
2013-03-01 03:02:52 PM

Smeggy Smurf: I predict a surge of poop on doorsteps and puddles of piss in the restaurant's future


I'm gonna say I doubt it. Small towns...these people have big egos because their ego is tolerated, accepted and pretty much everyone else agrees with them. They aren't very cool places to live if you have a way of thinking that is unconventional to the norm. I heard this morning that her issues were due to vandals. Never heard one cited instance of vandalism, now it's changed to how inconvenient it is for her. All she has to do is tell paying customers how these degenerates are messing up her bathroom and taking her attention away from them and they'll fill in the blank with whatever they feel like a degenerate is. Bonus if she knows them well enough to manipulate them (Example: "It's like that time that lil Bobby..." relate it to anything the kid may have done to slight the customer.
 
2013-03-01 03:06:43 PM

Southern100: Walker: Turns out the local sheriff helped track Barnes down by running her license plate, all as a favor to the owner of the restaurant.

According to the Houston County Sheriff, Darrell Allison, though, it was no biggie.

But, countered local state Rep. John C. Tidwell, "The way I interpret it, it would be illegal," he said, explaining that license plate information is to be used only for law enforcement purposes. "The information should not have ever been given over to the business. That is information that is supposed to be dealt with by the state's agency or the official."

Choosing sides between pigs and politicians isn't easy but I'm gonna have to go with the politician on this one.

Guess the owner of the restaurant never heard of publicdata.com.


THIS!

/Subscriber for over 10 years
//Loves layin the smackdown on people that park in 2 spaces
 
2013-03-01 03:11:02 PM
The story is full of dickbags.
 
2013-03-01 03:11:57 PM
This is why I always have an empty Starbucks cup in my cup holder (Venti).
 
2013-03-01 03:12:07 PM

jumac: I work at a second hand store, we lock the bathroom but will unlock it for anyone who needs it.  We lock it only so if someone gota use it at lest one employee knows.  We have had to many issues with people going in and taking tags off of stuff to get a lower price or taking the tags off and putting the item on and saying it was theirs or, putting it under the cloth they had on(way to many times we see people come in wearing cloth bout 4 sizes to big and leave looking like the same set is tight on them).  we also had people go in and destroy the bathroom if they are mad at us.  had one destroy the toilet. Another kicked it so much and hard it fell over.


You need to move your store to Amazin.com
 
2013-03-01 03:16:45 PM

foxyshadis: Not News: This is locally owned restaurants all over the country. The smaller the joint, the bigger the egos. Fark: The Sheriff actually incriminating himself in an interview.


Dissatisfied with the approved headline?  Not to worry, you can hijack subby's thunder and do it yourself in the comments section!
 
2013-03-01 03:17:25 PM
 
2013-03-01 03:19:32 PM

LtDarkstar: Southern100: Walker: Turns out the local sheriff helped track Barnes down by running her license plate, all as a favor to the owner of the restaurant.

According to the Houston County Sheriff, Darrell Allison, though, it was no biggie.

But, countered local state Rep. John C. Tidwell, "The way I interpret it, it would be illegal," he said, explaining that license plate information is to be used only for law enforcement purposes. "The information should not have ever been given over to the business. That is information that is supposed to be dealt with by the state's agency or the official."

Choosing sides between pigs and politicians isn't easy but I'm gonna have to go with the politician on this one.

Guess the owner of the restaurant never heard of publicdata.com.

THIS!

/Subscriber for over 10 years
//Loves layin the smackdown on people that park in 2 spaces


Curious about what you mean by layin the smackdown. What do  you do to them?
 
2013-03-01 03:21:05 PM

WhyteRaven74: skinink: hey hardly ever say no to someone using the bathrooms and they are much cleaner than fast food bathrooms.

many hotels have bathrooms just off the lobby and as long as you don't look like you've spent a week on the sidewalk they don't give a damn who uses them.


I regularly drive a lot for work, so this is a resource I've known about for a while.  Another one in my bag of tricks is drug stores.  If you gotta go and don't want to use the local truck stop or convenience store...the chain drug stores usually have some pretty clean restrooms.  Of course, I usually pick up a soda or something while I'm there.
 
2013-03-01 03:22:30 PM

spentmiles: I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.


Have you in green for a reason!
 
2013-03-01 03:24:28 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


LMBO!  This is why you're favourited in bright yellow.
 
2013-03-01 03:25:51 PM
I read this before it appeared on Fark™.

My takes:
1. This woman is a biatch and justifiably so. The rules don't apply to you? Well go right ahead and do whatever you want then. Damn the consequences!

2. The Sheriff is an asshat for using his power and influence to help a business, instead of going after real criminals. If there were in fact, NO crimes being committed at that time, then he should do what every good sheriff does - take a farking nap with his feet on his desk!

3. If the business owner is refusing to take the money, then why did they call the sheriff in the first place?

I think all of the parties involved need to take a trip on Darwin Airlines and see what happens.

/DNRTComments
//difficulty: NOT trolling
 
2013-03-01 03:28:18 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


You should write children's books. You have a gift.
 
2013-03-01 03:28:59 PM

diabloninja: Flood Zone Yelp page takes a nose dive.

$5 well earned.

According to law, you can't deny access to bathrooms in a place of public accomodation, which a business selling food and/or beverage is defined as.

The owner didn't take the $5 because it would have constituted a violation of the ADA, which they probably found out after sending the letter.


Tell that to the BP gas station at the corner of Mequon Rd and Port Washington Rd in Mequon, WI. They have the same sort of thing and you have to buy something or pay them to use their bathroom. It's a GAS STATION for crying out loud!  I decided to go ahead and hold it until I got to a supermarket or somewhere else. But for this reason (and this reason alone) I will *NEVER* *EVER* buy any gas or *anything* else at that gas station EVER. I found their signs and the way they treated customers quite insulting.
 
2013-03-01 03:32:33 PM

spentmiles: *snip*


You should write a book.
 
2013-03-01 03:37:30 PM

LtDarkstar: diabloninja: Flood Zone Yelp page takes a nose dive.

$5 well earned.

According to law, you can't deny access to bathrooms in a place of public accomodation, which a business selling food and/or beverage is defined as.

The owner didn't take the $5 because it would have constituted a violation of the ADA, which they probably found out after sending the letter.

Tell that to the BP gas station at the corner of Mequon Rd and Port Washington Rd in Mequon, WI. They have the same sort of thing and you have to buy something or pay them to use their bathroom. It's a GAS STATION for crying out loud!  I decided to go ahead and hold it until I got to a supermarket or somewhere else. But for this reason (and this reason alone) I will *NEVER* *EVER* buy any gas or *anything* else at that gas station EVER. I found their signs and the way they treated customers quite insulting.


I'm not sure whether or not a gas station counts as a place of public accomodation.  Your best bet is just to vote with your wallet, when enough people get tired of the bathroom police, that establishment will go out of business.
 
2013-03-01 03:47:02 PM

Nagle: LtDarkstar: Southern100: Walker: Turns out the local sheriff helped track Barnes down by running her license plate, all as a favor to the owner of the restaurant.

According to the Houston County Sheriff, Darrell Allison, though, it was no biggie.

But, countered local state Rep. John C. Tidwell, "The way I interpret it, it would be illegal," he said, explaining that license plate information is to be used only for law enforcement purposes. "The information should not have ever been given over to the business. That is information that is supposed to be dealt with by the state's agency or the official."

Choosing sides between pigs and politicians isn't easy but I'm gonna have to go with the politician on this one.

Guess the owner of the restaurant never heard of publicdata.com.

THIS!

/Subscriber for over 10 years
//Loves layin the smackdown on people that park in 2 spaces

Curious about what you mean by layin the smackdown. What do  you do to them?


He parks close to their car so that they have to squeeze themselves into the car when they return. They leave and don't think twice about it, while he has to spit-buff the small paint chips out of his own car door caused when the other guy had to push himself into the car that took up two spaces.

Its a solid plan.
 
2013-03-01 03:53:30 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Nagle: LtDarkstar: Southern100: Walker: Turns out the local sheriff helped track Barnes down by running her license plate, all as a favor to the owner of the restaurant.

According to the Houston County Sheriff, Darrell Allison, though, it was no biggie.

But, countered local state Rep. John C. Tidwell, "The way I interpret it, it would be illegal," he said, explaining that license plate information is to be used only for law enforcement purposes. "The information should not have ever been given over to the business. That is information that is supposed to be dealt with by the state's agency or the official."

Choosing sides between pigs and politicians isn't easy but I'm gonna have to go with the politician on this one.

Guess the owner of the restaurant never heard of publicdata.com.

THIS!

/Subscriber for over 10 years
//Loves layin the smackdown on people that park in 2 spaces

Curious about what you mean by layin the smackdown. What do  you do to them?

He parks close to their car so that they have to squeeze themselves into the car when they return. They leave and don't think twice about it, while he has to spit-buff the small paint chips out of his own car door caused when the other guy had to push himself into the car that took up two spaces.

Its a solid plan.


*snort*  hee hee
 
2013-03-01 03:56:37 PM
Oh, FFS. It is NOT that hard to find a bathroom. The Walgreens around here have decent bathrooms. The 24-hr one does close their's overnight. There are also hotels. I think previous posters have mentioned drug stores and hotels.

Fast food establishments. I have slipped in to use the restroom at a Wendy's or McDonald's before.

Everyone in the story is a jerk. I think the Sherriff is the biggest jerk for sharing the woman's information like that, though.
 
2013-03-01 04:01:45 PM
Just posted my Yelp review:


"I took a 5 dollar dump here and left feeling like a million. Thanks, Flood Zone!"
 
2013-03-01 04:29:03 PM

Gifted Many Few: How hard would it have been just to get a cup of coffee? This is just another example of how the "on demand" world thinks. I don't have to pay for my music and movies. I can pause live TV. I can just go to the bathroom anywhere I please. I am all for businesses putting locks on the facilities. If someone wants to use it, sign out a key and leave your driver's license, so if you get buckshot on the seat, they will send a cleaning bill.


That's one perspective.  Another is that providing public restrooms comes with the privilege of profiting off the public.

I'm OK with controlling access but not with demanding ID.  The potential for ID theft is obvious.
 
2013-03-01 04:33:44 PM
I had them try that at a Taco Bell once. They told me they don't allow customers to use the restroom.  I was getting food to go and lived close, but I was really incensed.
 
2013-03-01 04:40:16 PM

vabeard: "I do what I want!"

/the American way.


You forgot, "Whatever, whatever..."
 
2013-03-01 04:42:50 PM

foxyshadis: Lochsteppe: jumac: I work at a second hand store, we lock the bathroom but will unlock it for anyone who needs it.  We lock it only so if someone gota use it at lest one employee knows.  We have had to many issues with people going in and taking tags off of stuff to get a lower price or taking the tags off and putting the item on and saying it was theirs or, putting it under the cloth they had on(way to many times we see people come in wearing cloth bout 4 sizes to big and leave looking like the same set is tight on them).  we also had people go in and destroy the bathroom if they are mad at us.  had one destroy the toilet. Another kicked it so much and hard it fell over.

This seems like a pretty reasonable way of handling things.  You're controlling access for legitimate business reasons, but you're not being dicks about it.

/I am curious why some of your customers are so mad at you; that seems troubling.

Secondhand stores tend to not be in very nice parts of town, with interesting and colorful customers of all sorts. Particularly if they're a charity scraping up rent each month. "Antique" stores tend to be nicer and more upscale, despite mostly just putting much higher prices on marginally higher quality goods.


actual we are not in a bad part of town we are right in the middle of the part of town where walmart/bestbuy/mall area is.  Most of the people that get mad at us fall into 3 types. 1st is the person who is mad that we don't have x item in stock or that they saw an item the day before came back to get it and its gone and they are mad we sold it on them.  2nd is the person who sees an item and don't like the price(wants it dirt cheap) but the store won't go as low as they want on the item.(we part of a nonprofit chain of stores that fund group homes for the disabled).  3rd is the person who is mad we won't accept a return(we do returns if they meet the rules) because they don't have a receipt or are pass the 7 day window
 
2013-03-01 05:03:17 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


For this, my day has suddenly been turned around!  Thank you, sir, for your contributions.
 
2013-03-01 05:06:26 PM
I'd be scared to use the bathroom at a place called "Flood Zone".

/or I just wouldn't flush
 
2013-03-01 05:13:20 PM
Step away from a woman that takes a dump in public restroom.
Run like hell from a woman that takes a 20 minute dump in a public restroom.
Goes for men also.

Disgusted
 
2013-03-01 05:18:08 PM

ArcadianRefugee: animesucks: i have no problem with charging non-customers to use a restroom.  if you don't like it, pee in a bush

That's illegal unless you can find one that isn't "in public".


Get a hose and a catheter.
 
2013-03-01 05:20:28 PM
My Yelp review:

Enjoyed the Afghani food, after enjoying my spicy meal, I can assure you that The Flood Zone isn't just the name of the restaurant.  Bathroom facility was not adequate.
 
2013-03-01 05:28:49 PM

99.998er: Step away from a woman that takes a dump in public restroom.
Run like hell from a woman that takes a 20 minute dump in a public restroom.
Goes for men also.

Disgusted


May you be struck with constipation, cramps, gas, and a backlog of diarrhea just waiting to spring forth.

Sometimes somebody is in there longer because they bother to wipe and wash their hands, instead of licking them clean at the next meal.
 
2013-03-01 05:31:10 PM

Fish in a Barrel: Charging for the restroom?  What is this, Europe?


Might as well  . We started tipping and using bottled water here because thats what the Europeans do .
 
2013-03-01 05:36:10 PM
Wish in one hand for my five bucks
shiat in the other hand,
see which one fills up first.

In other words, fark you, you're not getting a nickel from me for using a public restroom. You can hang whatever sign you want, as long as some can use it, all can. Hence the word "public", not "private". You have a business, sometimes people REALLY have to use the restroom. Maybe she should have shiat on the front step. Would that have been better for your business? Deal with it biatches.
 
2013-03-01 05:37:44 PM

LtDarkstar: Tell that to the BP gas station at the corner of Mequon Rd and Port Washington Rd in Mequon, WI.


Ha!

Going back and forth to college, I always used to stop at the Mobil diagonally across that intersection. That exit is the first one outside the general Milwaukee madness.
 
2013-03-01 05:58:37 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


that was beautiful... thank you.
 
2013-03-01 06:16:36 PM
This is shocking, because sheriffs are usually brilliant people who are well-versed in their legal duties and restraints.
 
2013-03-01 06:53:02 PM

spentmiles: I was there that afternoon and actually used the restroom after this woman left.  She had to have been in there for twenty or thirty minutes.  Christ, it sounded like she was being raped with a Duraflame log.  Toward the end, I heard the toilet flush a few times then the door opened - the sink never running...  As she walks past the line of people waiting on the facilities, she can't even make eye contact with anyone.  It was the deepest shame-shiat I've ever witnessed.  And my God....

When I walked in there, I wished that I'd brought along an Indian snake charmer.  This farking monstrosity was curled up in the toilet, its head raised, corny-teeth bared, just waiting to strike the bare-ass of the next person to sit down.  Sit down?  Who am I kidding.  You would've had to of stomped on it with both feet for ten minutes to get a level playing surface.  The whole point of shiatting is leaving shiat behind, not getting additional shiat force fed up your pipes.  There was no way I could've used the toilet.

So, at my inconvenience, I took the tank lid off, laid it across the mounded bowl, and used it as a platform to fill the aquarium with my stinking brown trout.  That "restaurant" is a bulimics dream, or anyone else who wants to shiat immediately.  I hate the manager of the place too - she's always showing me her pussy and bumpy nipples.

Anyway, the dump-and-run lady got off light.  That was fifty pounds of raw sewage.  But fark the restaurant because all their meat tastes like it was carved off an AIDS patient.  I hope everyone involved in this story dies of the wasting disease.


Enjoy your month of TotalFark
 
2013-03-01 07:24:38 PM
my wife and I stopped at some gas station outside of Atlanta and when they wouldn't let her use their bathroom she peed in their parking lot.
 
2013-03-01 07:26:34 PM
If the restaurant has a 50 cent fee for bathroom usage I could understand. $5.00.  Nope. That is ridiculous.  It is common courtesy as a business to let people use facilities when the need is urgent. It is common courtesy as a person.
 
2013-03-01 07:27:50 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Sass-O-Rev: FTA: "I just feel like I've been violated".

wtf is up with that? Violated? That's become a word like "disrespected". People are hauling it out for every and any time someone confronts them.

I'm with Watubi on this one- asinine tag all around.

"Humiliated" is another one.  Oh, someone asked you a question at a checkpoint?  You felt "humiliated"?  Poor baby.


You make it sound like "checkpoints" are ok and legal and fine and all.  Papers please?
 
2013-03-01 07:31:59 PM

Nagle: //Loves layin the smackdown on people that park in 2 spaces

Curious about what you mean by layin the smackdown. What do you do to them?


Slip a note under the windshield wiper that reads,

"I figured if you really wanted to avoid damage to your car, you wouldn't have parked like this."

They'll go nuts looking for damage. :-)
 
2013-03-01 07:32:54 PM

sethen320: WhyteRaven74: skinink: hey hardly ever say no to someone using the bathrooms and they are much cleaner than fast food bathrooms.

many hotels have bathrooms just off the lobby and as long as you don't look like you've spent a week on the sidewalk they don't give a damn who uses them.

I regularly drive a lot for work, so this is a resource I've known about for a while.  Another one in my bag of tricks is drug stores.  If you gotta go and don't want to use the local truck stop or convenience store...the chain drug stores usually have some pretty clean restrooms.  Of course, I usually pick up a soda or something while I'm there.


Do you pay for the soda?
 
2013-03-01 07:37:29 PM

diabloninja: LtDarkstar: diabloninja: Flood Zone Yelp page takes a nose dive.

$5 well earned.

According to law, you can't deny access to bathrooms in a place of public accomodation, which a business selling food and/or beverage is defined as.

The owner didn't take the $5 because it would have constituted a violation of the ADA, which they probably found out after sending the letter.

Tell that to the BP gas station at the corner of Mequon Rd and Port Washington Rd in Mequon, WI. They have the same sort of thing and you have to buy something or pay them to use their bathroom. It's a GAS STATION for crying out loud!  I decided to go ahead and hold it until I got to a supermarket or somewhere else. But for this reason (and this reason alone) I will *NEVER* *EVER* buy any gas or *anything* else at that gas station EVER. I found their signs and the way they treated customers quite insulting.

I'm not sure whether or not a gas station counts as a place of public accomodation.  Your best bet is just to vote with your wallet, when enough people get tired of the bathroom police, that establishment will go out of business.


IDK what federal law the OP means.  The ADA requires only equal access to whatever accommodations are made available to the public.

But yeah, gas stations are places of public accommodation.
 
2013-03-01 07:40:23 PM
It's a crime to disseminate information gathered from the FBI's NCIC database as well as any associated state database. It can actually get the entire department's NCIC use privileges suspended. All that information is only to be used for law enforcement purposes only.

The abuse of Florida's DAVID system, DHSMV database, actually lead to them adding a requirement to provide why you are requesting information after the incident where FHP Trooper Donna Watts arrested Miami Police Officer Fausto Lopez and officers from all over began running her name to see what she looked like.
 
2013-03-01 08:51:05 PM

CutBoard: by federal law, it is illegal to restrict the use of restrooms. I doubt that these mom and pops stores realise that, some do, some don't. They like to think they do because they own the joint. However they don't. Like it or not. Paying for the use of the facilities, is an indirect violation of these laws Any and all establishments that retain a bathroom and or /facilities may be used by the public. This is without discrminiation of all races and thus, remain public.


You need to ask for a refund on your GED in law. And your GED in English.
 
2013-03-01 09:17:00 PM
Sounds like it's time for an upper decker.
 
2013-03-01 09:18:33 PM
She should've pinched one off in the candy section.
 
2013-03-01 09:19:41 PM

Your Average Witty Fark User: She should've pinched one off in the candy section.


It was a restaurant, not a kwik e mart. That was across the street.

She still should've taken a dump right there, right outside the bathroom.
 
2013-03-01 10:00:44 PM
Not to be a jerk about it, but if they really wanted to control the use of their bathroom, the restaurant should have locked the bathroom and provided the key to customers attached to a heavy object.

www.motorera.com
 
2013-03-01 10:12:12 PM
from TFA: The bizarre tale began when Patricia Barnes stopped into the Flood Zone to use the restroom

so menstruating women have to go to the flood zone now?
 
2013-03-01 11:31:18 PM
During one year of my life I was making weekly drives between Chicago and Indianapolis. To Indy on Friday evening, back to Chicago on Sunday night. I-65 is a vast, empty stretch of nothing. There's one gas station on one particular stretch that's the only place to stop for a solid 20 minutes or so. I had to use the restroom pretty bad one day so I pulled off the highway, went in, and used the restroom. I noticed a sign that said that the restrooms is for customers only.

I get annoyed by cheap, petty bullshiat like that but I was in kind of a good mood. I had almost a full tank of gas so I went to the cooler and grabbed a pair of energy drinks for the long, late night drive. The owner (as far as I could tell) saw me use the restroom and was watching me the whole time that I was in there. As he's ringing me up he asks in a very accusatory and annoyed tone, "Is that all?"

Yes, motherfarker, that's all. What do you want? I used pennies worth of water and TP and bought a pair of overpriced drinks from you in exchange. In the following several months I never stopped at that gas station again out of principle. Petty assholes don't deserve my money.
 
2013-03-01 11:36:48 PM

BarkingUnicorn: sethen320: WhyteRaven74: skinink: hey hardly ever say no to someone using the bathrooms and they are much cleaner than fast food bathrooms.

many hotels have bathrooms just off the lobby and as long as you don't look like you've spent a week on the sidewalk they don't give a damn who uses them.

I regularly drive a lot for work, so this is a resource I've known about for a while.  Another one in my bag of tricks is drug stores.  If you gotta go and don't want to use the local truck stop or convenience store...the chain drug stores usually have some pretty clean restrooms.  Of course, I usually pick up a soda or something while I'm there.

Do you pay for the soda?


No. I left them a turd. What do they expect?
 
2013-03-02 12:06:13 AM

chumboobler: JohnAnnArbor: Sass-O-Rev: FTA: "I just feel like I've been violated".

wtf is up with that? Violated? That's become a word like "disrespected". People are hauling it out for every and any time someone confronts them.

I'm with Watubi on this one- asinine tag all around.

"Humiliated" is another one.  Oh, someone asked you a question at a checkpoint?  You felt "humiliated"?  Poor baby.

You make it sound like "checkpoints" are ok and legal and fine and all.  Papers please?


I live near Canada.  I'm used to crossing the border.  Maybe you aren't; not my problem.
 
2013-03-02 02:21:49 AM

CtrlAltDestroy: During one year of my life I was making weekly drives between Chicago and Indianapolis. To Indy on Friday evening, back to Chicago on Sunday night. I-65 is a vast, empty stretch of nothing. There's one gas station on one particular stretch that's the only place to stop for a solid 20 minutes or so. I had to use the restroom pretty bad one day so I pulled off the highway, went in, and used the restroom. I noticed a sign that said that the restrooms is for customers only.

I get annoyed by cheap, petty bullshiat like that but I was in kind of a good mood. I had almost a full tank of gas so I went to the cooler and grabbed a pair of energy drinks for the long, late night drive. The owner (as far as I could tell) saw me use the restroom and was watching me the whole time that I was in there. As he's ringing me up he asks in a very accusatory and annoyed tone, "Is that all?"

Yes, motherfarker, that's all. What do you want? I used pennies worth of water and TP and bought a pair of overpriced drinks from you in exchange. In the following several months I never stopped at that gas station again out of principle. Petty assholes don't deserve my money.


1.bp.blogspot.com  ?
 
2013-03-02 09:53:57 AM

CtrlAltDestroy: Yes, motherfarker, that's all. What do you want? I used pennies worth of water and TP and bought a pair of overpriced drinks from you in exchange. In the following several months I never stopped at that gas station again out of principle. Petty assholes don't deserve my money.


I think he's the winner in that bargain.
 
2013-03-02 11:36:03 AM

Gifted Many Few: Katolu: 5/10

I know that is supposed to be some sort of troll rating. But I mean what I say. This country is too damn entitled  People need to start taking responsibilities for their actions. I feel bad for spentmiles having to endure what that woman put him through.


People are, in fact, entitled to relieve themselves when they need to. "Entitlement" in the sense you mean is the feeling that you deserve things which you have not earned. Nobody needs to earn the right to go to the bathroom. We don't get a choice about our bodily functions. If you think it's cool to deny people the right to take a piss, you had better legalize pissing on the sidewalk.

I've been denied access to the bathroom in a couple places before. I never visit those establishments again. They go on the shiat list along with places where the manager is rude to the customers, or rude to their own employees.
 
2013-03-02 01:59:43 PM
petrified.  by what you've done and you've just begun

i hope you get your way

and what a price to pay.
 
2013-03-02 02:13:16 PM
JohnAnnArbor:I live near Canada.  I'm used to crossing the border.  Maybe you aren't; not my problem.
Ha-I'm pretty tired of that fascist Ontario Children's Choir they pass off as the Windsor Border Guards
/just let us go to the Ballet in peace...
 
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