To be pissed off at the theft of 20p?

(19 Posts)
dashoflime Fri 16-Nov-12 14:09:26

Not so much the loss of the money: more the way it was done. So Im on my way to the toilets, which costs 30p to get into. I've put 20p in the slot and I'm faffing about in my bag for another 10p but it's taking a while as Ive got DS in a sling and Im having to reach around him IYSWIM. Bloke comes up behind me, puts 10p in the slot and pushes past, leaving me fumbling for another 30p.
IABU or is this just absurdly rude and selfish?!

LavenderPots Fri 16-Nov-12 14:15:54

I would be annoyed but I would also have made sure I had the right change ready before putting the money in...also did they not have baby change facilities? as they don't (normally)charge for these and they usually have a toilet in so you may not have had to pay at all

dashoflime Fri 16-Nov-12 14:19:32

Yes, I was at fault for not having money ready you are right. Didn't know about baby change, just assumed they would be in main toilets but turned out not to be the case

MrsCantSayAnything Fri 16-Nov-12 14:21:07

Maybe he has a bowel problem. Just imagine him crapping himself and you'll feel better about it. grin Yanbu but it COULD have been a case of "cant wait"

JohnBender88 Fri 16-Nov-12 14:24:40

YANBU. I don't care if he had a turtle's head, that was just rude!

MrsCantSayAnything Fri 16-Nov-12 14:26:04

was THIS the man who pushed past you OP?

Cheeky fucker! That is against all the toilet turnstile rules.

though you do get a filthy glare for not having your money ready

degutastic Fri 16-Nov-12 14:27:04

you're clearly very annoyed about it, given the double post grin

Rude yes, but I like MrsC.S.A.'s perspective wink

JohnBender88 Fri 16-Nov-12 14:32:00

Wow, that mask is horrific!

musicmadness Fri 16-Nov-12 16:10:13

I've sort of done this before blush, but I did leave the fumbling person the 20p I had in my hand on the top of the turnstile so she wasn't out of pocket and shouted sorry as I ran in. I had a massively upset stomach and literally made it to the toilet with milliseconds to spare.

Hopefully it was a situation like that with this guy and he wasn't just being extremely rude for no reason.

diddl Fri 16-Nov-12 16:12:37

If that was me I´d have assumed he was putting the money in for me!

How did he know that only 10p would be enough??

WorraLiberty Fri 16-Nov-12 16:16:14

Yes how did he know 10p would be enough?

If he'd seen you put 20p in, he should have given you the 10p and a "Hurry the fuck up" look.

That's what I would have done whilst seething under my breath grin

dashoflime Fri 16-Nov-12 16:16:46

Diddl: that was what I thought! I almost thanked him. Then he pushed past. angry

dashoflime Fri 16-Nov-12 16:18:36

Diddl: that was what I thought! I almost thanked him. Then he pushed past. angry

Sparklingbrook Fri 16-Nov-12 16:19:29

30p for a wee? shock It's only 15p here and not unisex either.

ChunkyPickle Fri 16-Nov-12 16:20:22

That's very rude!

The other day I was behind a girl trying to get into the toilets who was clearly completely unfamiliar with British coins - I just gave the the coins I had ready and pulled out 30p more - seemed simpler all round (and made me feel good, and hopefully made her feel happy too)

MunchMunch Fri 16-Nov-12 21:29:22

Talk about spending a penny, 30p to use the bog?!? shock

I don't think I've ever seen a toilet that you have to pay to use.

YANBU, cheeky get.

LadyBeagle Fri 16-Nov-12 21:49:30

The toilet in our nearest bus station charges 30 pence.
Bloody rip off it is, as there's only 3 and they're always running out of soap and toilet paper
If there's no one around I just nip under the turnstile, but I only go if I'm desperate.

MegaClutterSlut Fri 16-Nov-12 22:34:21

There are places that charge you for using the toilet?!!!! shock

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