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Unread 11-30-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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Originally Posted by tessie425 View Post
The bathroom in my morning Starbucks is usually pretty clean, but one day I saw a homeless person coming out of it. It really grossed me out. I can understand why they are doing this, but I do think that the restrooms should be available to customers. I guess it would be hard for them to monitor this though so it's easier to just close them off to everyone.
I saw a homeless person once, it really grossed me out.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I saw a homeless person once, it really grossed me out.


Where? I'll be careful to avoid that part of town...at least until I become homeless.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Of course not! That is Restroom 101 for girls and women. Do guys really think we sit on those things? Eccchhhhh!!! I am always mystified at how a guy doesn't mind lifting up a seat in a public restroom. I wouldn't want to touch that.


I do it with the toe of my shoe.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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If you have to go, you have to go.

I would think sh@tting in the Park Avenue median would me more problematic than lines for restrooms.

How do they know people using the restrooms aren't regular customers anyway?
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Unread 03-28-2014, 03:37 AM
 
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Its totally rediculous. How does a city that relies on tourism allow itself to smell like a toilet bowl all Summer long, lol? Can you imagine what people tell others about NYC when they get back home?

"I dont know why they call it the "Big Apple", when surely no apple tree could survive all the urine. It would be more truthful for T-shirts and ball caps to read "The Big Urinal" If we ever go again, we will try late Fall season to avoid repulsive and overwhelming at times odors!!!"

Its also discriminatory. Men can simply open their car door and stand there and pee on the ground, women have no such luck; and, I have been a paying customer at many Manhattan establishments, and still not been allowed to use their restroom. It's not like I look homeless or anything, and I did patronize the business. Wtf?? Honestly makes you want to stand right there, say, "okay" and with a smile on your face pee on their floor. Of course, I wouldnt, but really.

Other states have public health laws that make it illegal for restaurants NOT to have public restrooms - I mean if you are going to sell food and drink, it makes sense that you need to provide a place for people to eliminate the products you sell, doesn't it?

A+ to Starbucks Execs for keeping their Nationwide chain policies consistent!

If their employees dont want to clean the restrooms, they dont need to work at Starbucks. There are plenty of others who wouldnt mind the jobs.

And, shame on the Department of Health for allowing restaurants to operate without facilities at least for patrons.

The City's excuse for not having public restrooms is retarded. If they can acess plumbing for high-rise buildings, it doesnt make sense that they cant acess it for restroom. Many parks have public restrooms that are kept closed year around. Whats the excuse for that??!! Im sure a new immigrant at least wouldnt mind a job attending to it, until they have the skills to get a better job.

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Unread 03-28-2014, 03:45 AM
 
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LADIES: How to use a public toilet

1.) If you dont want to sit on the seat, flip it up with your toe.

There are plenty of disabled and elderly people that simply have no choice as to whether they will sit or not. Show some common courtesy. Act like someone actually spent time raising you. Dont be so selfish and trifling.

2.) Use your foot to flush.

But only if you dont think whatever microbes you may come in contact with will NOT be removed when you either wash your hands, or use a hand sanitizer (assuming you have sense enough to wash your hands after using the toilet).


Seems like common sense, but from what Ive seen even at my job in a hospital on toilets limited to employees, some people are just plain stupid, careless or both.

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Unread 03-28-2014, 05:30 AM
 
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Ordering a coffee is not going to get you into a bathroom at one of these Starbucks branches where the bathrooms are closed to all customers. Employee-only bathrooms means no one uses them except the employees.
I would not return to a drinking/eating location that does not allow its paying customers to use its restrooms.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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and where do people go to the bathroom when you need to . i hate the policy of having to be a customer.


you would think people would have compassion for another human when they need the bathroom.

man really is rotten.

What ? is this your first day in NYC. If you want compassion go look out in the suburbs. Never had that problem out there. Here it is not who you know but where you know... Just as a secret I use the Sheraton Towers on 7th avenue in Midtown when I am near there. I am also the proud holder of a key to the men's room at the Hotel Pennsylvania (until they tear it down) . I just went to the desk and asked looked like I belong there and they gave me an undated key that has worked for months. Ah the luxury life of a salesman working his way around Manhattan.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: New York City
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LADIES: How to use a public toilet

1.) If you dont want to sit on the seat, flip it up with your toe.

There are plenty of disabled and elderly people that simply have no choice as to whether they will sit or not. Show some common courtesy. Act like someone actually spent time raising you. Dont be so selfish and trifling.

2.) Use your foot to flush.

But only if you dont think whatever microbes you may come in contact with will NOT be removed when you either wash your hands, or use a hand sanitizer (assuming you have sense enough to wash your hands after using the toilet).
1) Metal is hard

2) 1 plus 1 equals 2

3) We need air to breathe
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Unread 03-28-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: NY
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Smart move on Starbucks and as narsty as they are, no amount of grossness beats a particular famous restaurant chain ladies restroom near Queens Center Mall exact location within the Target shopping area. I complained to the manager that either an elephant took a poo and had her period in all the toilets or they were JUST that nasty that they could not be bothered to clean the restroom. She gave me a gift certificate to a free meal which I did not use!
Outback?

Red Lobster?
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