Went 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.