Its happened to me twice now. Both times in Arkansas… perhaps a coincidence but for now I’m holding it against the state.
We were traveling between Texas and Tennessee (which might be obvious since I already said this happened in Arkansas) and needed to fuel the truck. Thank heavens since I was doing the, “I gotta pee dance.”
My husband gets out to fuel, I bolt for the store to pee. Only to be denied.
The first time, “The restrooms are locked at 10 because I don’t want to be back there cleaning them all the time.” I am pretty sure I almost broke down in tears. I ran out, told my husband to quit fueling. I would NOT give that store another penny. We went across the street where I was able to relieve my screaming bladder and my finish filling the gas tank.
I wrote several scalding reviews on social media for the offending station…
The second time I wasn’t in as dire a need. As my husband fueled, I strolled to the store. I could see the woman inside sweeping. I knew they were closing in about 20 minutes.
I stepped inside and was promptly told, “Ma’am the restrooms are closed.” I stared at her. I sighed loudly and walked out.
I told my husband. I considered stopping fueling again until I realized we were almost done already. My husband went to talk to the lady but didn’t get anywhere either. I made a quick “tip” on Foursquare about what happened, ending it with, “Why did I spend over $60 in fuel here?”
My husband informed me it was more like $75. Which just irritated me more.
I finally stopped to pee later when I finally reached the pee dance stage. I picked a truck stop I knew wouldn’t deny me. Thankful for them atleast!
Tell me… anyone else run into this? What did you do? Am I wrong to be highly annoyed to be told the restroom is closed when I’m spending a LOT at the pump? Thoughts?