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locked in a cafe when I was pregnant

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susia Sat 11-Oct-08 21:31:26

Hi, when I was about 7 months pregnant I was caught short. I was in the middle of London desperate for a toilet and I knew if I didn't find one immediately I would wet myself. There was a McDonalds but it was about 200 yards away and I knew I wouldn't make it. So I ran into the nearest cafe and asked if I could use their toilet. They said No! but I said I had to and I was going to use it anyway. He tried to block the way and I was so desperate I said 'you have to let me because it is against the law to stop a pregnant woman using the toilet' (I'm sure I read that somewhere) and barged past him.

When I came out, he had locked me in until I paid some money for a tea or something.

Maybe I was unreasonable but it didn't feel like it at the time.

Sushipaws Sat 11-Oct-08 21:34:16

Thats farking shocking, you should've pee'd on his bloody floor. Call the police, holding you against your will is illegal

LoveMyGirls Sat 11-Oct-08 21:35:22

OMG what total arse!

Did you complain? Its shocking anyone would treat aanyone like that let alone a pg lady, theres just no need!

goodasgold Sat 11-Oct-08 21:37:03

Agree with Sushipaws.

He kidnapped you!

onepieceoflollipop Sat 11-Oct-08 21:38:20

How long ago did this happen susia?

Sushipaws Sat 11-Oct-08 21:38:30

When was this? How did you get out? Tell us what happened?

TinkerBellesMum Sat 11-Oct-08 21:38:54

I'm pretty sure you're right, you can even ask a policeman for his helmet!

I'm just having a Google now, I should imagine it would come under the discrimination act.

childrenofthecornsilk Sat 11-Oct-08 21:39:46

which cafe was it - name and shame them.

TinkerBellesMum Sat 11-Oct-08 21:40:29

BTW, X-posts, I would have called the police and told them you were being kidnapped or held hostage, it's far worse than using a loo without paying 80p for a cuppa!

susia Sat 11-Oct-08 21:42:58

this happened 5 years ago, I remembered it today because a friend of mine was saying about how in London people were really discourteuos when she is there and is 8 months pregnant. I remember the same, I remember having to ask someone to give me a seat on the bus when I was literally about a week from giving birth and they tutted!

I only got out by giving him the money btw!

susia Sat 11-Oct-08 21:44:08

by the way, I was locked in the cafe not the toilet!

FreakyLadyFrightALot Sat 11-Oct-08 21:45:01

Isn't needing a pee and a place to do so a basic human needs and therefore a human right?/hm

Saturn74 Sat 11-Oct-08 21:46:02

He's obviously been on the same customer care course as everyone at British Gas.
<<bears grudge>>

choccynutter Sat 11-Oct-08 21:57:11

omg what a twat and you are right i'm sure thiers a law about preg ladies having to use loo . you should shame them go to paper ruin there busseiness lol

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