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thank god there's a sign to set me straight.... [Mar. 20th, 2005|03:50 pm]
Just me.
Sign seen (in multiple locations) in a North Seattle thrift store:


I'm horrifyied for the obvious reason that the staff thinks a sign would stop someone who presumably didn't know it wasn't okay to take a dump on the floor.
I also like the euphemism "use the restroom", since one presumes that there must BE a restroom for one to USE a restroom, and clearly if there was a Restroom, it would be okay to use it.

Related note: If you're ever in a thrift store that doesn't have a public restroom that DOES have fitting rooms, and you see a purse abandoned in the fitting room....don't open it. I think you can guess why. (no, this hasn't happened to me, but I read about it in a zine once).

[User Picture]From: das_prompt
2005-03-20 11:47 pm (UTC)
When I used to sell electronics, I once saw a little kid drop his drawers and poop right on the floor in the big screen section.

Shoulda had a sign.
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[User Picture]From: tyrven
2005-03-21 12:25 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: rwx
2005-03-21 01:27 am (UTC)
no, this hasn't happened to me, but I read about it in a zine once

the internet has done more to increase the power of modern communication than anything else.
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[User Picture]From: redmenace
2005-03-21 02:04 am (UTC)
In a similar vein, when you hear the woman announce "We need somebody to clean up the blood in toys," you better BELIEVE there's a big pool of blood in the toys section.
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[User Picture]From: plymouth
2005-03-21 03:38 am (UTC)
hmm, see without context I would read that sign as "go up or down a floor and use the restroom on THAT floor!"

I once saw someone cleaning up poo on the floor at the laundromat. She was jumping around saying "ew ew ew ew ew!" a lot. And it was kinda funny at the same time that I felt bad for her.
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