Random funny moment

A shop I did this week. The guidelines say they've had problems with mystery shoppers being spotted ... because a shopper checks both the men's and women's bathrooms. Ha!

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Do they? I don't unless it's a revealed audit.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
In California it seems more and more are now unisex. I have to remember to leave the seat down. Your welcome.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/10/2019 08:13PM by kenasch.
The guidelines kindly pointed out DO NOT check both gender bathrooms otherwise you look odd and suspicious.
We have many that use one bathroom, but not all. Starbucks has one bathroom, I never use it, but there not shopped. Why would a woman use the men's bathroom when the woman's is available, doesn't make sense.

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Oh, I guess only if they are gender binary or maybe identify with the other gender, something along those lines...
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Oh, I guess only if they are gender binary or maybe identify with the other gender, something along those lines...
It's a complicated world.....

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I have seen women use the men's room at a Sonic I occasionally shop for. In both cases there was a line for the women's bathroom and no one was using the men's.
When I was in my late teens and early 20s and went to concerts, sometimes girls didn't want to wait in the line to use the women's room and they would go in the men's room. Gross.
I'm a Texas male and can be a slob sometimes, and heck, I don't even wanna use the men's room most of the time. So many of them are disgusting.
I pee-waddled out of a place today without buying anything and without using the facilities (not a shop) because the restroom was gross. I really wanted their product, too. Butt...

Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise. - Gladys Taber


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I often use 'the other' restroom because many times they are out of soap & I won't touch anything unless I am able to wash up afterward. Most the time I'm only in there just to wash anyway. I always knock first.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/17/2019 12:49AM by Aquiest.
Not on a shop, but I really had to use the bathroom when I was in a grocery store. The women's bathroom was out of order, so I went to use the men's bathroom. It was disgusting. I ended up holding it until I was blue in the face. I went home.

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When I do shops that have individual single-stall restrooms, I suggest that they both be made into unisex restrooms. This is just more practical, since it reduces waiting when there are two available, and with gender identity issues being more common it is just more modern. If men's rooms are often dirty, they just need to be checking their restrooms more often, since both genders should have clean restrooms.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/18/2019 02:47AM by mjt9598.
Every time I've been in a Starbucks and the men's room was being cleaned, I've been told use the women's they're the same.

In the newer Starbucks the two restrooms are unisex. Makes more sense.

I've often heard from women, women's rooms are the worst.

A Dad shopping the Ark-LA-Tex and beyond.
I've only been in the mens restroom once and that was not secret shopping, In college I worked in the Computer Lab and when I was changing a color cartridge of powder toner in a huge copy/printer. It said to tap it a few times to loosen up the powder. Well I did and it exploded and went all over me. It was the cyan. I was a blue smurf. I was covered, my face, hands, arms and clothes were blue. I was so embarrassed that I ran down the hall to slip into the bathroom and wash it off. I ran into the wrong bathroom, with two guys in there at urinals. I was horrified. I could not even get out because the door was shut and my hands were full of blue toner, so I faced the door and one guy came and opened it for me.
I can only think of one company that insists on shoppers checking both bathrooms. I suppose it's possible there were crossed wires with someone thinking that was standard for the industry. So many habits are developed based on the shops you have the most experience doing.

That said, I do encounter a lot of people who are uncomfortable with me using the "wrong" bathroom even when it's single use. It's a room. Don't tell me that I can't use either one. Do people have gendered bathrooms in their own homes? I guess anything is possible.
Once, in my bladder's haste to find relief, I saw -en on a sign and flew in just in time to do my business in the designated place for that. As I was leaving, I saw the word women on the other restroom. Oh, well. It was early, no one else was around, and I was outta there quickly.

Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moon rise. - Gladys Taber
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