The World Might Fall Apart If We Let You p.

mondragonWent to the bank (credit union actually) and while waiting had to pee. Have used the bathroom there many times. Asked the teller if I could use it, it’s upstairs behind where the tellers stand,  always seemed polite to ask previously so I did but this particular teller paused uncomfortably said she had to ask management. She left her customer and walked over to the office of the manager (the same guy I got my mortgage with) returned from seeing him and said nope. What the fuck? I walked over to him

“Hi I just want to use the bathroom before doing the banking I came in to do”

He said “Oh not for you!” (meaning “not for you” did I instruct the teller to say no).

They so ruined my bragging rights over using the credit union over the ordinary commercial banks. Though I know commercial banks wouldn’t even discuss whether I could use the bathroom. What bullshit the business of not letting someone use the can whether or not they are a customer.

Best example of doing it right – Mondragon restaurant, grocery & anarchist bookstore in Winnipeg. They do everything right. When I was performing at the Winnipeg Fringe, upstairs from Mondragon, I watched how they let street people and customers use their bathrooms and feel at ease. Note to self: Consider living in Winnipeg for non-classist pee access.

 

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