So my family is returning from our vacation in Whistler last week and my four-year-old has to “really go.” We’re in traffic, and we’re not sure when we’ll get to the next gas station. Parents, are you tensing up a bit?
Finally, there’s one on the corner. What a relief.
We pull in, I unbuckle my son and run to the bathroom. Posted below the bathroom sign is a note, “Bathroom for Employee Use Only.” Yikes!
I get it – it’s a cost thing. It costs to keep a bathroom clean for public use and though the oil companies are making record profits now, gas stations themselves live on thin margins. But at that moment in time, I wasn’t thinking about their costs. Wouldn’t it have been better if there was no sign on on the door?
About two hours later, another emergency potty break is needed so we stopped at a different station. What a difference. The minute I walk in, I’m greeted by not one, but two people that seem almost too friendly. The restroom was spotless and actually smelled good. Seriously. I wish every bathroom smelled that good.
So, where do you think we filled our tank that day?