So this (or some variation of it) happens literally every shift I work. I work in a sports bar, usually either the night shift, or during football games, so people are drinking. I’m a hostess, so it’s my job (along with the other—almost entirely female—hostesses) to clean the bathrooms. For the men’s room, we put a sign in front of the door, and occasionally a mop bucket. A pretty clear signal that says, “We are in here cleaning, give us a few minutes.” In fact, that is EXACTLY what the sign says.
However, every single time we are in there cleaning, someone comes in and says they need to use the bathroom. And we tell them no, that we will just be a few minutes longer. Sometimes it works and sometimes the conversation goes as such:
"I’m sorry, sir, the bathroom is closed for cleaning right now. It’ll be open again in just a few minutes."
"You’re a girl."
"Is this the men’s room?"
"Well you can keep cleaning, I don’t mind, I’ll just be right over here."
And then he just proceeds to use the bathroom while I’m in there cleaning! This has happened more times than I can count and I’ve done pretty much everything I could apart from forcibly removing people from the bathroom and they won’t listen to me.
I have walked out of cleaning the stalls to find them using the urinals, and they’ve even tried to use the women’s restroom.
I am about at the end of my rope and about to start refusing to clean the men’s room until we can lock the door or something because it is absolutely ridiculous how entitled people think they are that they can’t wait two minutes for me to change a toilet paper roll.
You work in a sports bar…. people drink alcohol. They have to pee… it’s kinda like a non-negotiable. Get over yourself and either do your job or find a better one.