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Top Text: “THERE IS A PUBLIC BATHROOM LITERALLY A 10 SECOND WALK AWAY.”
Bottom Text: “PEOPLE ACT LIKE IT’S 10 MILES AWAY.”]
I work in a mall within a mall. There IS bathroom inside our tiny mall, but it’s for mall employees only and it’s super tiny and doesn’t have any a/c in it. Which, ergh. (They actually had to change the door to a key instead of a code, because of one stores kept constantly telling shoobies the code.) So, every time someone asks “Do you have a bathroom in here somewhere?”, I chirp back “Nope! Go out the front, two lefts and it’s behind our building!”. Then these people get all irritated (or annoyed or mad or etc) and act like I just told them that it’s 10 miles away. I mean, I’ve used the public bathroom (aka “Comfort Station”) myself, and it’s a nice bathroom? They always have a/c on in the summer, it’s cleaned everyday, and it’s not creepy or anything? I dunno man. I actually had a lady go “Oh this is ridiculous!!” and stomp off after I told her were the bathroom is. Lol, she probably asked everyone else and got the same response or something.
The Bathroom in our store is awful, and customers like to flush stolen or other kinds of stuff down the toilets so we are constantly closing them. So we tell people to use the Mall Bathroom in the foodcourt, that is super close and far better taken care of than ours.
But people act like its a herculean effort to get there. One woman got so angry our bathrooms were closed one time, that she left the store with her kid instead of going to the mall, only for the dad to come back with the kid and have us tell him the same thing. He actually listened to us and took the kid to the mall.