Don’t be a mug, use the damn pan!


The other day I was out with a friend in a restaurant and nature called. I’d had a bit to drink that evening and so the urge was a little more desperate than normal. Upon entering the ladies, I was met with a queue of about four women. There were two normal cubicles (all of which were obviously occupied) and a disabled toilet. This particular cubicle door was wide open, empty and very inviting. I hopped from one foot to the other for a few minutes at the back of the queue and finally thought, ‘to hell with it!’ and dived into the disabled loo to relieve myself. As you can imagine, as I came out of the toilet, I got a series of glares and loud tuts from the sheep still waiting ‘patiently’ in the queue.

Now, my question is, is it really that wrong to use a disabled toilet if you are not disabled? I mean, there were no disabled people waiting to use the toilet and so why leave a perfectly good toilet sitting empty when there is a queue of people waiting to go? Surely a disabled toilet is just a toilet, it’s just been made accessible to people who have wheelchairs? Even if a disabled person did happen to come into the bathroom while an able person was using the disabled toilet, it’s not like they can’t hold it for a few moments like everyone else is it? Just because somebody is disabled, doesn’t mean they can’t occasionally wait like everyone else does it?

So next time you are in a never-ending queue for the toilet and the disabled loo is wide open and deliciously empty, don’t be a mug, just use the damn pan!


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Hello, I am the little voice in the corner. The voice which everyone listens to but nobody hears. The voice which people find amusing or interesting, but never take seriously. This is my blog, my virtual stomping ground; a place where my voice is the only one, where I can express my opinions and ideas without fear of being judged. The opinions and ideas expressed here are mine and I am shouting them out loud! Enjoy.

2 responses »

    • Definitely not! I think that this is a whole different ball game. Disabled parking spaces are specially designed to allow enough space for wheel chair access and are close to the store so that disabled people do not have to travel far to get to it seeing as mobility is often an issue for them. If everyone parked in these then disabled people wouldn’t have anywhere to park and would have to leave. It takes 2 minutes to pee and a disabled person could easily wait 2 minutes for the toilet, however, people leave their cars in spaces for hours at a time and so doing this would stop disabled people being able to shop at all. Good comment though!

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