Day 77


June 11th, 2010

And a good reason to buy some ice cream.


  1. tim says:

    why don’t they just put out a lock box for donations?

  2. Karen Too says:

    There’s always a good reason for ice cream.

    At least they asked nicely, and, I’m guessing, let you use the restroom even if no purchase was made.

  3. Craig... (Yeah, From NC!) says:

    “And a good reason to buy some ice cream..and ex-lax”

  4. Jeff says:

    Hmmm and for the lactose intolerent….buy ice cream and stay awhile, we can help you there too.

    Most polite Request I have seen ever. And yes, like Karen said, they probably would have let you go anyhow.

  5. Some states require that if you have a bathroom for your employees that it must be open to the public.

  6. Candice in Alabama says:

    OH wow Matt – In the ’80s, my then husband and I drove from Alabama to California, taking in the sights along the way. We were heading to Monument Valley and I needed to make a pit stop. All there was was red dirt and low brush – I wasn’t going to make the pit stop in that terrain – so we headed to the nearest small town, which was Bluff, Utah. As my husband was topping of the gas tank, I went in to ask to use the restroom. They hem-hawed around and finally said, “yes” if I would make a purchase. Well, being from the South and not used to such treatment, and I really had to “GO” – I bought an ice cream, dropped it into the trash can and then went and used their rest room. I was incensed! But much relieved after the potty visit. Of course, once we made it to the Grand Canyon and realized how water had to be brought in on trucks, I understood the WHY of what I considered Bluff’s in-hospitality. This sign sure makes me remember THAT small town in Utah.

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