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To not have allowed a workman to use my loo?

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Poppyhat Wed 12-Nov-14 14:40:46

Sorry ,I know this has been asked before but I've forgotten what the answers were .
A rep for a company was here measuring up in the living room , took about 10 mns .
He then asked if it would be ok if he used the loo.
I said sorry but there was a load of kids upstairs playing so I would have to say no .
I am not normally so rude ,but I just wasn't comfortable with him going upstairs when all the kids were there .wibu?

FunkyBoldRibena Wed 12-Nov-14 14:41:57

No, why did he rant, rave, sulk?

NorwaySpruce Wed 12-Nov-14 14:43:36

Yes, a bit.

What on earth did you think he was going to do?

Are the children allergic to workmen?

wfrances Wed 12-Nov-14 14:45:17

id ask the kids to come down for a moment.
everyone needs a pee.

Behoove Wed 12-Nov-14 14:45:24

You could have waited around upstairs if that was concerning you?
Bit weird. Sorry.

spidey66 Wed 12-Nov-14 14:45:29

I can't understand why you thought he was a risk to your children-however even if you did, you could have shown him upstairs and waited there till he'd finished.


MsUumellmahaye Wed 12-Nov-14 14:46:00

Ywbu verysad

divingoffthebalcony Wed 12-Nov-14 14:46:23

I think that was a bit unreasonable. I'd be wary about someone knocking on the door and asking to use the loo, but since he was already in the house I can't see the problem. The "children are upstairs" excuse is like you were worried he'd molest one of them!

LaurieFairyCake Wed 12-Nov-14 14:47:22

What an awful thing to say to a stranger.

I am staggered at how rude people can be shock

pissinmy2shoes Wed 12-Nov-14 14:47:33

what a strange reason

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Wed 12-Nov-14 14:47:55


I don't see why children upstairs stop him having a pee. No doubt he has some of his own.

Don't get this 'workmen using toilet' snobbery. It's designed for people to piss in.

carlsonrichards Wed 12-Nov-14 14:47:56

I'd have said no, too, but plenty of people here think all the loos in private homes should be public.

He can go piss/shit somewhere else.

ilovehotsauce Wed 12-Nov-14 14:48:16

Not again!
Ok so you let him into your home I assume you are home alone with the kids......but you wouldn't let him go upstairs to use the bathroom?

If you are worried he was that "type" of person as you are suggesting why did you let him in at all?

Thebodynowchillingsothere Wed 12-Nov-14 14:48:36

God he must have been both offended and embaressed.

Poor bloke.

Poppyhat Wed 12-Nov-14 14:49:01

He did look a bit petulant ,and no the kids aren't allergic to workmen ,
I just wasn't comfortable with him going upstairs where the kids were playing ( there were 3 all aged under 4) and I could hardly follow him upstairs to supervise .
I was just uneasy about it .
If the kids had been downstairs ,I would t have had any problem with it .

IgnoreMeEveryOtherFuckerDoes Wed 12-Nov-14 14:49:07

Why didnt you escort him upstairs, i once had a workman take a shit (he was gone for ages) not wash his hands, then go from room to room touching door handles the lot but still I wouldn't refuse someone using the loo.

Tykeisagirl Wed 12-Nov-14 14:49:43

What was your concern re children and this man using the loo? I can't quite work it out.

carlsonrichards Wed 12-Nov-14 14:51:03

It's your house. If you felt uneasy, enough said.

stiltonandmerlot Wed 12-Nov-14 14:51:32

i always let workmen use the loo.
Yesterday I had a bloke come round to clean a carpet - he put on sky news, put on the kettle, took off the baby gate (for no reason) and asked me what my wifi code was. Found that exceedingly rude - but use the loo!? Go ahead.
I also used the loo in a house I was viewing to rent. When you gotta go you gotta go. (just a pee!)

LoisWilkerson1 Wed 12-Nov-14 14:51:36

I think yabu, I don't get this attitude to workmen at all! Only on mumsnet have I heard this. Its your house though, your rules.

Calloh Wed 12-Nov-14 14:52:12

I would have let him use it.

Behoove Wed 12-Nov-14 14:52:17

Petulant, no wonder.
You just more or less accused a man of being some kind of deviant!

Mitzimaybe Wed 12-Nov-14 14:52:49

YABU. He wasn't some random off the streets, he was someone you had already allowed into your home. He's probably going from client to client all day long and where else is he supposed to go?

WeirdCatLady Wed 12-Nov-14 14:52:55

Why on earth were you feeling "uneasy" about him being upstairs at the same time as the children???


CaptainAnkles Wed 12-Nov-14 14:52:56

You couldn't have brought the children downstairs? confused How very odd of you to say no for that reason. Or any reason really.

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