Pregnant woman short 30p denied toilet at Burger King in Brighton

Pregnant woman denied toilet by fastfood chain

Pregnant woman denied toilet by fastfood chain

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Staff at a fast food chain sent a pregnant woman crying from their restaurant after refusing to let her use the loos.

Distraught Natalie Brown, who is five months pregnant, was desperate to use the toilet and asked to use facilities in Burger King on North Street, Brighton.

But staff refused to let her use the loos unless she paid £1.


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Embarrassed Natalie, 24, of Worthing, offered the manager the only cash she had on her – 70 pence – but was told she would have to leave with her legs crossed.

Natalie, who even begged the staff to show some leniency and left the fast food chain in tears, said: “I just wasn’t expecting it.

“I had been at work all day and was on my way home and desperate.

“A member of staff told me I couldn’t use the toilets.

“I told him I was pregnant. He got his supervisor but they still refused.

“Regardless of my pregnancy the manager was unwilling to let me use the toilet. All I had on me was 70p in cash which I offered him and he refused.

“He told me I could pay the £1 on my card but by this point I was too furious to comply with such a ridiculous and cold hearted request. After pleading with them I was still refused and asked to leave and left the place in tears.

“It was grossly insensitive and uncaring and I am very unhappy about it. I feel it was a disgusting way to treat a pregnant woman.

“I was very upset by the whole experience.”

A Burger King spokesman said: “Providing a superior guest experience is a top priority at Burger King restaurants globally.

“We are aware of the incident that occurred at a Burger King restaurant in Brighton, which is independently owned and operated by a franchisee.

“We take this matter very seriously and the franchisee that owns and operates this store has reached out to this guest directly to apologize for any inconvenience that was caused.”

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8:16am Sun 30 Mar 14

LeonBIank666 says...

A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!! LeonBIank666
  • Score: -67

9:04am Sun 30 Mar 14

Hove marauder says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
The store in question was plagued for years by street and drunken scum using and smashing the facilities. The charge has been in place for a good few years. If she was that desparate she'd have paid it.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!![/p][/quote]The store in question was plagued for years by street and drunken scum using and smashing the facilities. The charge has been in place for a good few years. If she was that desparate she'd have paid it. Hove marauder
  • Score: -30

9:13am Sun 30 Mar 14

scuba1 says...

For gods sake the woman needed a quick pee what harm would it have really done eh ? Have a heart she wasn't asking for much , shame on you Burger King for employing nasty little scrotes !!
For gods sake the woman needed a quick pee what harm would it have really done eh ? Have a heart she wasn't asking for much , shame on you Burger King for employing nasty little scrotes !! scuba1
  • Score: 87

9:14am Sun 30 Mar 14

Bob_The_Ferret says...

"Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"
"Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!" Bob_The_Ferret
  • Score: 110

9:31am Sun 30 Mar 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

'apologize for any inconvenience'....go
tta love it !
'apologize for any inconvenience'....go tta love it ! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 29

9:33am Sun 30 Mar 14

Frank28 says...

How shameful. Are we still living in the Dark Ages? No-one should be denied access to a toilet; especially a pregnant woman who needs to use a toilet more often than others.
How shameful. Are we still living in the Dark Ages? No-one should be denied access to a toilet; especially a pregnant woman who needs to use a toilet more often than others. Frank28
  • Score: 63

9:52am Sun 30 Mar 14

Take it Personally says...

there's something seriously wrong with an establishment refusing to let anyone use their loo, especially a woman who is telling them she is pregnant. (so they have been vandalised before? I'm guessing this woman didn't look like someone about to vandalise their toilets? -even a pregnant thug has the right to the loo).
She should report this to public health as I think part of the licensing will be about access for public to their toilets, as well as access to free drinking water.
there's something seriously wrong with an establishment refusing to let anyone use their loo, especially a woman who is telling them she is pregnant. (so they have been vandalised before? I'm guessing this woman didn't look like someone about to vandalise their toilets? -even a pregnant thug has the right to the loo). She should report this to public health as I think part of the licensing will be about access for public to their toilets, as well as access to free drinking water. Take it Personally
  • Score: 46

10:15am Sun 30 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Im confused......
Did the shop MAKE her pregnant!?
It was a choice she made, and it's NOT an illness!
Just because someone is pregnant, it DOES NOT give them the right to special treatment.
Her need for the toilet is no different to anyone else.

In this country, we tend to show courtesy to pregnant people, but this this has somehow been 'assumed' as a god given right by some people.
Im confused...... Did the shop MAKE her pregnant!? It was a choice she made, and it's NOT an illness! Just because someone is pregnant, it DOES NOT give them the right to special treatment. Her need for the toilet is no different to anyone else. In this country, we tend to show courtesy to pregnant people, but this this has somehow been 'assumed' as a god given right by some people. monkeymoo
  • Score: -62

10:18am Sun 30 Mar 14

woodie49 says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
Typical man's point of view, why comment on nothing you could possibly understand or ever likely to, on how a person feels when they are pregnant. And they say ignorance is bliss but in your case just plain ignorance will do.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!![/p][/quote]Typical man's point of view, why comment on nothing you could possibly understand or ever likely to, on how a person feels when they are pregnant. And they say ignorance is bliss but in your case just plain ignorance will do. woodie49
  • Score: 23

10:34am Sun 30 Mar 14

Fight_Back says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Im confused......
Did the shop MAKE her pregnant!?
It was a choice she made, and it's NOT an illness!
Just because someone is pregnant, it DOES NOT give them the right to special treatment.
Her need for the toilet is no different to anyone else.

In this country, we tend to show courtesy to pregnant people, but this this has somehow been 'assumed' as a god given right by some people.
Actually under the Equality Act being pregnant is a protect characteristic and so yes - under the law - being pregnant DOES give a woman a legal right to special treatment.

Carry on with the pointless rant though !
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Im confused...... Did the shop MAKE her pregnant!? It was a choice she made, and it's NOT an illness! Just because someone is pregnant, it DOES NOT give them the right to special treatment. Her need for the toilet is no different to anyone else. In this country, we tend to show courtesy to pregnant people, but this this has somehow been 'assumed' as a god given right by some people.[/p][/quote]Actually under the Equality Act being pregnant is a protect characteristic and so yes - under the law - being pregnant DOES give a woman a legal right to special treatment. Carry on with the pointless rant though ! Fight_Back
  • Score: 56

10:42am Sun 30 Mar 14

clubrob6 says...

Bob_The_Ferret wrote:
"Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"
Then fine them when caught short.There is not even toilet facilities at pool valley coach station.
[quote][p][bold]Bob_The_Ferret[/bold] wrote: "Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"[/p][/quote]Then fine them when caught short.There is not even toilet facilities at pool valley coach station. clubrob6
  • Score: 24

11:11am Sun 30 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Sorry to hear of this poor ladies distress - hope she can completely forget about it.
What generally seems much more disgusting is the number of pregnant mothers who eat in such establishments and bring up their brood on slop. Thousands of these dummy mummies take their poor toddlers to these places to eat as a 'treat'. The kids seem to mysteriously end up fat and lazy...the only way to advance in life for them is getting pregnant, single-motherhood, and claiming benefits - which they spend on junk food for their, somewhat unwanted but occupationaly essential, offspring...and the cycle of misery continues. Nothing quite as depessing as seeing a toddler party in any one of these awful places.

I hope the poor lady looking to use the loo can forget all about it. Sounds like an awful experience.

In general, keeping the loos locked on North Street late at night probably acts as a form of contraception for the more demure ladies unwilling to use the bus stops, then again, I imagine some of the hoopy earring brigade prefer to also eat a burger and fries at the moment of conception.
Sorry to hear of this poor ladies distress - hope she can completely forget about it. What generally seems much more disgusting is the number of pregnant mothers who eat in such establishments and bring up their brood on slop. Thousands of these dummy mummies take their poor toddlers to these places to eat as a 'treat'. The kids seem to mysteriously end up fat and lazy...the only way to advance in life for them is getting pregnant, single-motherhood, and claiming benefits - which they spend on junk food for their, somewhat unwanted but occupationaly essential, offspring...and the cycle of misery continues. Nothing quite as depessing as seeing a toddler party in any one of these awful places. I hope the poor lady looking to use the loo can forget all about it. Sounds like an awful experience. In general, keeping the loos locked on North Street late at night probably acts as a form of contraception for the more demure ladies unwilling to use the bus stops, then again, I imagine some of the hoopy earring brigade prefer to also eat a burger and fries at the moment of conception. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 12

11:19am Sun 30 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Fight_Back wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Im confused......
Did the shop MAKE her pregnant!?
It was a choice she made, and it's NOT an illness!
Just because someone is pregnant, it DOES NOT give them the right to special treatment.
Her need for the toilet is no different to anyone else.

In this country, we tend to show courtesy to pregnant people, but this this has somehow been 'assumed' as a god given right by some people.
Actually under the Equality Act being pregnant is a protect characteristic and so yes - under the law - being pregnant DOES give a woman a legal right to special treatment.

Carry on with the pointless rant though !
The shop wasn't refusing her the use of the toilet, it was simply saying she must pay for the the use of it, just like every other customer.

Perhaps you think they should have given her a free meal as well? or that pregnant women should be allowed to travel on a bus or a train for free then!?
NO.

Such a shame that idiots like you don't see the REAL issue....
..Now you can carry on with your pointless rant!
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Im confused...... Did the shop MAKE her pregnant!? It was a choice she made, and it's NOT an illness! Just because someone is pregnant, it DOES NOT give them the right to special treatment. Her need for the toilet is no different to anyone else. In this country, we tend to show courtesy to pregnant people, but this this has somehow been 'assumed' as a god given right by some people.[/p][/quote]Actually under the Equality Act being pregnant is a protect characteristic and so yes - under the law - being pregnant DOES give a woman a legal right to special treatment. Carry on with the pointless rant though ![/p][/quote]The shop wasn't refusing her the use of the toilet, it was simply saying she must pay for the the use of it, just like every other customer. Perhaps you think they should have given her a free meal as well? or that pregnant women should be allowed to travel on a bus or a train for free then!? NO. Such a shame that idiots like you don't see the REAL issue.... ..Now you can carry on with your pointless rant! monkeymoo
  • Score: -24

11:32am Sun 30 Mar 14

Ambo Guy says...

Well I've never had a 'superior guest experience' in a Burger King before. I guess I must be doing something wrong!
Well I've never had a 'superior guest experience' in a Burger King before. I guess I must be doing something wrong! Ambo Guy
  • Score: 33

11:33am Sun 30 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Fight_Back...

Just so you're aware:
The Equality act 2010 was brought into being to ensure that people are not treated DIFFERENTLY to others.
She was not treated differently, was was asked to pay, just like every other person would be.

Maybe you should 'Fight_back to law school' and try to understand the legislation you are attempting to quote....
...Before making yourself look silly!
Fight_Back... Just so you're aware: The Equality act 2010 was brought into being to ensure that people are not treated DIFFERENTLY to others. She was not treated differently, was was asked to pay, just like every other person would be. Maybe you should 'Fight_back to law school' and try to understand the legislation you are attempting to quote.... ...Before making yourself look silly! monkeymoo
  • Score: -4

11:38am Sun 30 Mar 14

Fight_Back says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Fight_Back...

Just so you're aware:
The Equality act 2010 was brought into being to ensure that people are not treated DIFFERENTLY to others.
She was not treated differently, was was asked to pay, just like every other person would be.

Maybe you should 'Fight_back to law school' and try to understand the legislation you are attempting to quote....
...Before making yourself look silly!
"protected characteristic" requires businesses to make reasonable adjustments for those that need extra consideration, time, space etc. So for example a business offering parking has to offer and protect parking spaces for those with a protected characteristic. This lady had one of those characteristics and Burger King should have made reasonable adjustments - even if that meant giving her the 30p discount. You might want to read the act before making yourself look silly.

Regardless, proper human kindness should have kicked in but I guess the BK manager doesn't have that.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Fight_Back... Just so you're aware: The Equality act 2010 was brought into being to ensure that people are not treated DIFFERENTLY to others. She was not treated differently, was was asked to pay, just like every other person would be. Maybe you should 'Fight_back to law school' and try to understand the legislation you are attempting to quote.... ...Before making yourself look silly![/p][/quote]"protected characteristic" requires businesses to make reasonable adjustments for those that need extra consideration, time, space etc. So for example a business offering parking has to offer and protect parking spaces for those with a protected characteristic. This lady had one of those characteristics and Burger King should have made reasonable adjustments - even if that meant giving her the 30p discount. You might want to read the act before making yourself look silly. Regardless, proper human kindness should have kicked in but I guess the BK manager doesn't have that. Fight_Back
  • Score: 33

11:48am Sun 30 Mar 14

dktrlewis says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
Okay Leon, steady on now.

Sure, rules are rules, there's a fee to use the toilet that she may or maybe not have been aware of. It's not about that, how about showing a little compassion and humanity. Why go to such extreme lengths and be so stubborn?

The toilets may have been vandalised in the past, leading to the apparition of the fee itself but do you really think a five month pregnant woman is the one with the poska pen hidden in her trousers, just waiting for an opportunity to whip it out and graffiti her crew name all over the mirror of some fast food toilet?

Whether the bump or not was showing is irrelevant. If somebody parks on a disabled bay with a parking badge but then gets out the car and can walk fine, are you really just going to assume that person is a fraud and is trying to cheat you?

How far other facilities were is also relevant, have you ever been pregnant Leon? Do you know anybody who's been pregnant? The urge to relieve yourself is not as easily controllable and predictable as it is for you and me.

On top of that you just had to sprinkle a little sexist remark over the top, didn't you? Circumstances, Leon, ever heard of them? Maybe she has to work, you know, to pay bills and stuff? Or perhaps just because she cried after somebody was ridiculously and needlessly nasty to her when she was in need doesn't necessarily make her the emotionally disturbed train wreck you're making her out to be, did you consider that option? Leon?

I think I recall the owner of the franchise being called Leon, is it you? If so it wouldn't surprise me. That Burger King branch is operated by staff that have absolutely no respect for their customers and all they want is for them to quickly pay the amount due so they can see the back of them.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!![/p][/quote]Okay Leon, steady on now. Sure, rules are rules, there's a fee to use the toilet that she may or maybe not have been aware of. It's not about that, how about showing a little compassion and humanity. Why go to such extreme lengths and be so stubborn? The toilets may have been vandalised in the past, leading to the apparition of the fee itself but do you really think a five month pregnant woman is the one with the poska pen hidden in her trousers, just waiting for an opportunity to whip it out and graffiti her crew name all over the mirror of some fast food toilet? Whether the bump or not was showing is irrelevant. If somebody parks on a disabled bay with a parking badge but then gets out the car and can walk fine, are you really just going to assume that person is a fraud and is trying to cheat you? How far other facilities were is also relevant, have you ever been pregnant Leon? Do you know anybody who's been pregnant? The urge to relieve yourself is not as easily controllable and predictable as it is for you and me. On top of that you just had to sprinkle a little sexist remark over the top, didn't you? Circumstances, Leon, ever heard of them? Maybe she has to work, you know, to pay bills and stuff? Or perhaps just because she cried after somebody was ridiculously and needlessly nasty to her when she was in need doesn't necessarily make her the emotionally disturbed train wreck you're making her out to be, did you consider that option? Leon? I think I recall the owner of the franchise being called Leon, is it you? If so it wouldn't surprise me. That Burger King branch is operated by staff that have absolutely no respect for their customers and all they want is for them to quickly pay the amount due so they can see the back of them. dktrlewis
  • Score: 35

11:49am Sun 30 Mar 14

dktrlewis says...

Okay Leon, steady on now.

Sure, rules are rules, there's a fee to use the toilet that she may or maybe not have been aware of. It's not about that, how about showing a little compassion and humanity. Why go to such extreme lengths and be so stubborn?

The toilets may have been vandalised in the past, leading to the apparition of the fee itself but do you really think a five month pregnant woman is the one with the poska pen hidden in her trousers, just waiting for an opportunity to whip it out and graffiti her crew name all over the mirror of some fast food toilet?

Whether the bump or not was showing is irrelevant. If somebody parks on a disabled bay with a parking badge but then gets out the car and can walk fine, are you really just going to assume that person is a fraud and is trying to cheat you?

How far other facilities were is also relevant, have you ever been pregnant Leon? Do you know anybody who's been pregnant? The urge to relieve yourself is not as easily controllable and predictable as it is for you and me.

On top of that you just had to sprinkle a little sexist remark over the top, didn't you? Circumstances, Leon, ever heard of them? Maybe she has to work, you know, to pay bills and stuff? Or perhaps just because she cried after somebody was ridiculously and needlessly nasty to her when she was in need doesn't necessarily make her the emotionally disturbed train wreck you're making her out to be, did you consider that option? Leon?

I think I recall the owner of the franchise being called Leon, is it you? If so it wouldn't surprise me. That Burger King branch is operated by staff that have absolutely no respect for their customers and all they want is for them to quickly pay the amount due so they can see the back of them.
Okay Leon, steady on now. Sure, rules are rules, there's a fee to use the toilet that she may or maybe not have been aware of. It's not about that, how about showing a little compassion and humanity. Why go to such extreme lengths and be so stubborn? The toilets may have been vandalised in the past, leading to the apparition of the fee itself but do you really think a five month pregnant woman is the one with the poska pen hidden in her trousers, just waiting for an opportunity to whip it out and graffiti her crew name all over the mirror of some fast food toilet? Whether the bump or not was showing is irrelevant. If somebody parks on a disabled bay with a parking badge but then gets out the car and can walk fine, are you really just going to assume that person is a fraud and is trying to cheat you? How far other facilities were is also relevant, have you ever been pregnant Leon? Do you know anybody who's been pregnant? The urge to relieve yourself is not as easily controllable and predictable as it is for you and me. On top of that you just had to sprinkle a little sexist remark over the top, didn't you? Circumstances, Leon, ever heard of them? Maybe she has to work, you know, to pay bills and stuff? Or perhaps just because she cried after somebody was ridiculously and needlessly nasty to her when she was in need doesn't necessarily make her the emotionally disturbed train wreck you're making her out to be, did you consider that option? Leon? I think I recall the owner of the franchise being called Leon, is it you? If so it wouldn't surprise me. That Burger King branch is operated by staff that have absolutely no respect for their customers and all they want is for them to quickly pay the amount due so they can see the back of them. dktrlewis
  • Score: 4

12:03pm Sun 30 Mar 14

andyjhpool says...

There seems to be a lack of empathy from quite a few people here.

If you are pregnant, the urge to go to the toilet cannot be so easily controlled. A baby is growing inside and as it grows it will start to press on the bladder and will make the urge to urinate overwhelming. I saw this happen with my wife when she was pregnant.

Women are birds comment - women are 'birds' but I suppose men can be 'dicks'! Oh well.

The person in question may not have been a paying customer of the establishment ie Burger King, but to deny someone in need, specifically, someone who's pregnant, just feels wrong. I ask how you would feel if you were with a pregnant relative and this situation arose.
There seems to be a lack of empathy from quite a few people here. If you are pregnant, the urge to go to the toilet cannot be so easily controlled. A baby is growing inside and as it grows it will start to press on the bladder and will make the urge to urinate overwhelming. I saw this happen with my wife when she was pregnant. Women are birds comment - women are 'birds' but I suppose men can be 'dicks'! Oh well. The person in question may not have been a paying customer of the establishment ie Burger King, but to deny someone in need, specifically, someone who's pregnant, just feels wrong. I ask how you would feel if you were with a pregnant relative and this situation arose. andyjhpool
  • Score: 30

12:20pm Sun 30 Mar 14

balloo says...

SHAME ON YOU - How bad is this - did not matter if she was pregnant or not - surely going to the loo is a bodily function that we all need to do, and even the best of us are caught short sometimes. Shame on you burger King - surely the best way to get new customers and good advertising !!!
SHAME ON YOU - How bad is this - did not matter if she was pregnant or not - surely going to the loo is a bodily function that we all need to do, and even the best of us are caught short sometimes. Shame on you burger King - surely the best way to get new customers and good advertising !!! balloo
  • Score: 12

12:59pm Sun 30 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

is this the same burger king that allows drunk females to bring 2ltr bottles of cider to drink in there premises ?
is this the same burger king that allows drunk females to bring 2ltr bottles of cider to drink in there premises ? whatevernext2013
  • Score: 19

1:00pm Sun 30 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Perhaps someone had a chip on their shoulder? Did she tell them to burger off?
Perhaps someone had a chip on their shoulder? Did she tell them to burger off? From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 5

1:02pm Sun 30 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
is this the same burger king that allows drunk females to bring 2ltr bottles of cider to drink in there premises ?
Aren't you referring to the Portslade ante-natal clinic?
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: is this the same burger king that allows drunk females to bring 2ltr bottles of cider to drink in there premises ?[/p][/quote]Aren't you referring to the Portslade ante-natal clinic? From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Sun 30 Mar 14

crochet says...

I'm disgusted by this, shame on you Burger King staff !! This poor lady was desperate for a wee due to being pregnant £1.00 to spend a penny is disgraceful anyway even london toilets arnt that much and no one else even had the decently to offer her the money I can't believe it ! Shame on anyone that was in Burger King at the time !
I'm disgusted by this, shame on you Burger King staff !! This poor lady was desperate for a wee due to being pregnant £1.00 to spend a penny is disgraceful anyway even london toilets arnt that much and no one else even had the decently to offer her the money I can't believe it ! Shame on anyone that was in Burger King at the time ! crochet
  • Score: 18

1:40pm Sun 30 Mar 14

roybrie says...

I'm not surprised by this burger king , its always been bad , its one of the only places in Brighton that seems to get away with all manner of stuff , including using illegal immigrants to stand of streets giving out flyers , a lot of there staff don't have work permits
I'm not surprised by this burger king , its always been bad , its one of the only places in Brighton that seems to get away with all manner of stuff , including using illegal immigrants to stand of streets giving out flyers , a lot of there staff don't have work permits roybrie
  • Score: 16

2:47pm Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

Frank28 wrote:
How shameful. Are we still living in the Dark Ages? No-one should be denied access to a toilet; especially a pregnant woman who needs to use a toilet more often than others.
Very good point.I will never go in the place again now.Lets hope all the staff are sacked after this.The company should be seen to do the right thing over this.
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: How shameful. Are we still living in the Dark Ages? No-one should be denied access to a toilet; especially a pregnant woman who needs to use a toilet more often than others.[/p][/quote]Very good point.I will never go in the place again now.Lets hope all the staff are sacked after this.The company should be seen to do the right thing over this. The Bosch
  • Score: 12

2:50pm Sun 30 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

roybrie wrote:
I'm not surprised by this burger king , its always been bad , its one of the only places in Brighton that seems to get away with all manner of stuff , including using illegal immigrants to stand of streets giving out flyers , a lot of there staff don't have work permits
Outstanding post and 100% correct.Most of the staff are vile people.The other 2 burger kings are much better for some reason.
[quote][p][bold]roybrie[/bold] wrote: I'm not surprised by this burger king , its always been bad , its one of the only places in Brighton that seems to get away with all manner of stuff , including using illegal immigrants to stand of streets giving out flyers , a lot of there staff don't have work permits[/p][/quote]Outstanding post and 100% correct.Most of the staff are vile people.The other 2 burger kings are much better for some reason. The Bosch
  • Score: 10

2:55pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Herbertfarquarson says...

How anyone can walk the streets with just 70p is beyond me.
How anyone can walk the streets with just 70p is beyond me. Herbertfarquarson
  • Score: -9

3:36pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Patsyr says...

Herbertfarquarson wrote:
How anyone can walk the streets with just 70p is beyond me.
And me, to only be carrying 70p is amazing. Hopefully in future she will carry at least a pound then there will be no more of these silly stories.

Burger King is after all a business and as such is aiming to make money, hence the charge if you are not a customer. Seems fair to me.
[quote][p][bold]Herbertfarquarson[/bold] wrote: How anyone can walk the streets with just 70p is beyond me.[/p][/quote]And me, to only be carrying 70p is amazing. Hopefully in future she will carry at least a pound then there will be no more of these silly stories. Burger King is after all a business and as such is aiming to make money, hence the charge if you are not a customer. Seems fair to me. Patsyr
  • Score: -13

4:15pm Sun 30 Mar 14

pebble counter says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
What sort of person makes a list in support of an organisation that wants to charge someone a £1 for using a toilet. Have you never been desperate for the toilet and can't find one?

1) You ask questions about the size of the persons bump, how is this relevant? She was desperate for the toilet pregnant or not and should have been allowed to use the toilets.

2) She's complained to let other people know what unreasonable people Burger King are, I'm glad she has.

3) I've been crippled with pain when desperate for the toilet, perhaps she was too, how do you know she could make it to another toilet even if she knew they were there? Maybe she didn't.

4) What?

5) Yes, it's headline news. Burger King and you are stupid unreasonable people.

Bafoon.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!![/p][/quote]What sort of person makes a list in support of an organisation that wants to charge someone a £1 for using a toilet. Have you never been desperate for the toilet and can't find one? 1) You ask questions about the size of the persons bump, how is this relevant? She was desperate for the toilet pregnant or not and should have been allowed to use the toilets. 2) She's complained to let other people know what unreasonable people Burger King are, I'm glad she has. 3) I've been crippled with pain when desperate for the toilet, perhaps she was too, how do you know she could make it to another toilet even if she knew they were there? Maybe she didn't. 4) What? 5) Yes, it's headline news. Burger King and you are stupid unreasonable people. Bafoon. pebble counter
  • Score: 15

5:01pm Sun 30 Mar 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Bob_The_Ferret wrote:
"Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"
Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them.

My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all.

Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.
[quote][p][bold]Bob_The_Ferret[/bold] wrote: "Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"[/p][/quote]Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them. My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all. Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -4

5:11pm Sun 30 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

There are 4 pubs within 30 second walk of Burger King....
For the time it took her to argue and get the supervisor involved, she could have used one of them?

Sounds like someone is out to 'get a free burger' compensation!

Pathetic story.
There are 4 pubs within 30 second walk of Burger King.... For the time it took her to argue and get the supervisor involved, she could have used one of them? Sounds like someone is out to 'get a free burger' compensation! Pathetic story. monkeymoo
  • Score: -17

5:21pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Hovian Vibes says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Bob_The_Ferret wrote:
"Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"
Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them.

My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all.

Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.
Your dad is so knowledgeable about it! Gosh he should write a book for sociological purposes for future researches. By the way, is he a toilet lodger or just smaller than average bladder?
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob_The_Ferret[/bold] wrote: "Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"[/p][/quote]Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them. My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all. Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.[/p][/quote]Your dad is so knowledgeable about it! Gosh he should write a book for sociological purposes for future researches. By the way, is he a toilet lodger or just smaller than average bladder? Hovian Vibes
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Hovian Vibes says...

pebble counter wrote:
LeonBIank666 wrote:
A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
What sort of person makes a list in support of an organisation that wants to charge someone a £1 for using a toilet. Have you never been desperate for the toilet and can't find one?

1) You ask questions about the size of the persons bump, how is this relevant? She was desperate for the toilet pregnant or not and should have been allowed to use the toilets.

2) She's complained to let other people know what unreasonable people Burger King are, I'm glad she has.

3) I've been crippled with pain when desperate for the toilet, perhaps she was too, how do you know she could make it to another toilet even if she knew they were there? Maybe she didn't.

4) What?

5) Yes, it's headline news. Burger King and you are stupid unreasonable people.

Bafoon.
I feel bad for the staff and what they have to bear with. They are under very strict, stressful conditions for a sh*tty salary. It was only the other day that a McDonalds sacked an employee for giving a free cup of coffee to a cold-stricken hungry homeless.
[quote][p][bold]pebble counter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!![/p][/quote]What sort of person makes a list in support of an organisation that wants to charge someone a £1 for using a toilet. Have you never been desperate for the toilet and can't find one? 1) You ask questions about the size of the persons bump, how is this relevant? She was desperate for the toilet pregnant or not and should have been allowed to use the toilets. 2) She's complained to let other people know what unreasonable people Burger King are, I'm glad she has. 3) I've been crippled with pain when desperate for the toilet, perhaps she was too, how do you know she could make it to another toilet even if she knew they were there? Maybe she didn't. 4) What? 5) Yes, it's headline news. Burger King and you are stupid unreasonable people. Bafoon.[/p][/quote]I feel bad for the staff and what they have to bear with. They are under very strict, stressful conditions for a sh*tty salary. It was only the other day that a McDonalds sacked an employee for giving a free cup of coffee to a cold-stricken hungry homeless. Hovian Vibes
  • Score: 14

5:36pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Hovian Vibes says...

LeonBIank666 wrote:
A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
Haven't you heard? Prototypical phlegmatic English are extinct in Worthing.
[quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!![/p][/quote]Haven't you heard? Prototypical phlegmatic English are extinct in Worthing. Hovian Vibes
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Sun 30 Mar 14

ICantThinkOfAName says...

The refusal to "bend" the rules was "jobs worth" but to tell her to leave with her legs crossed was callous to the extreme.
The refusal to "bend" the rules was "jobs worth" but to tell her to leave with her legs crossed was callous to the extreme. ICantThinkOfAName
  • Score: 8

5:49pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

Is "homeless" a noun now? Cool.
Is "homeless" a noun now? Cool. Roundbill
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Sun 30 Mar 14

the red head says...

The only premises in Brighton that charges for its loos, when all the surrounding cafés, pubs and shops are available, she really could have saved herself the stress and walked on... But then she goes home and contacts the local paper? Wow. Good luck with that reality check when it hits home.
The only premises in Brighton that charges for its loos, when all the surrounding cafés, pubs and shops are available, she really could have saved herself the stress and walked on... But then she goes home and contacts the local paper? Wow. Good luck with that reality check when it hits home. the red head
  • Score: 0

6:54pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Hovian Vibes says...

Roundbill wrote:
Is "homeless" a noun now? Cool.
I'm afraid so. It refers to people (countable) not the situation (abstract homelessness). Here, from Cambridge: http://dictionary.ca
mbridge.org/dictiona
ry/british/homeless_
2
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: Is "homeless" a noun now? Cool.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid so. It refers to people (countable) not the situation (abstract homelessness). Here, from Cambridge: http://dictionary.ca mbridge.org/dictiona ry/british/homeless_ 2 Hovian Vibes
  • Score: 3

7:06pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Take it Personally says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Bob_The_Ferret wrote:
"Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"
Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them.

My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all.

Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.
wow -you are such a tw4t, as for your dad?.... what a weird thing to tell your children unless conscience was too heavy
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob_The_Ferret[/bold] wrote: "Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"[/p][/quote]Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them. My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all. Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.[/p][/quote]wow -you are such a tw4t, as for your dad?.... what a weird thing to tell your children unless conscience was too heavy Take it Personally
  • Score: 5

7:50pm Sun 30 Mar 14

seagullsovergrimsby says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Bob_The_Ferret wrote:
"Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"
Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them.

My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all.

Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.
So it was nothing to do with the council wanting to save money getting rid of toilet attendants/cleaners ? Cottaging wasn't unique to public toilets in Brighton , it was going on all over the country.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob_The_Ferret[/bold] wrote: "Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"[/p][/quote]Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them. My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all. Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.[/p][/quote]So it was nothing to do with the council wanting to save money getting rid of toilet attendants/cleaners ? Cottaging wasn't unique to public toilets in Brighton , it was going on all over the country. seagullsovergrimsby
  • Score: 9

8:20pm Sun 30 Mar 14

hubby says...

Inhuman.
Unless of course the staff don't speak English and didn't understand her.
Inhuman. Unless of course the staff don't speak English and didn't understand her. hubby
  • Score: 3

9:29pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Hovian Vibes says...

hubby wrote:
Inhuman.
Unless of course the staff don't speak English and didn't understand her.
Language comprises a very little percentage in human communication, being body language its main score.
'Toilet' is a simple word that is learnt in English before 'Please' and 'Thank you' it comes just after 'Sorry' (whether meant or not!).
But yes, let's blame 'tramps' and foreigners about everything and rejoice our xenophobic, middle class-would-be pretetions! Oh, gays already blamed!
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: Inhuman. Unless of course the staff don't speak English and didn't understand her.[/p][/quote]Language comprises a very little percentage in human communication, being body language its main score. 'Toilet' is a simple word that is learnt in English before 'Please' and 'Thank you' it comes just after 'Sorry' (whether meant or not!). But yes, let's blame 'tramps' and foreigners about everything and rejoice our xenophobic, middle class-would-be pretetions! Oh, gays already blamed! Hovian Vibes
  • Score: 4

10:00pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Mpither5 says...

Well I was in a queue to buy a bit of pointless junk food when my 4 year old daughter was desperate for the loo , in the queue she said she was very desperate and I left the queue to use the loo , I was told I couldn't use them as I wasn't a Customer !!! I mentioned that had they served me sooner I would ve been a customer but I was a queuing potential customer ! They (being a toilet monitor plus a manager that had got involved ) both left my 4 year old crying and refused me the toilet even though I was happy to pay but had no cash !!! They said they d had a number of vandals in the loos ? Clearly a 4 year old was no threat in this instant ... This was 4 years ago ... I walked away told the staff that they were a pair of cruel saddistic f@(|
Well I was in a queue to buy a bit of pointless junk food when my 4 year old daughter was desperate for the loo , in the queue she said she was very desperate and I left the queue to use the loo , I was told I couldn't use them as I wasn't a Customer !!! I mentioned that had they served me sooner I would ve been a customer but I was a queuing potential customer ! They (being a toilet monitor plus a manager that had got involved ) both left my 4 year old crying and refused me the toilet even though I was happy to pay but had no cash !!! They said they d had a number of vandals in the loos ? Clearly a 4 year old was no threat in this instant ... This was 4 years ago ... I walked away told the staff that they were a pair of cruel saddistic f@(| Mpither5
  • Score: 13

10:20pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Mpither5 says...

And after this incident I and my child are 4 years clean of burger king slurry and very happy thankyou ! Just feel sorry for all those other parents that are whinged at week in week out (just to risk a teenager with no knowledge of hygiene ) serving their child a nil nutritional meal and congesting landfill with crappy plastic toys !!! They can BURGER off I say !!!
And after this incident I and my child are 4 years clean of burger king slurry and very happy thankyou ! Just feel sorry for all those other parents that are whinged at week in week out (just to risk a teenager with no knowledge of hygiene ) serving their child a nil nutritional meal and congesting landfill with crappy plastic toys !!! They can BURGER off I say !!! Mpither5
  • Score: 6

10:46pm Sun 30 Mar 14

whatsisname says...

jobsworths! no more burger kings for me, save my money and my health!!
jobsworths! no more burger kings for me, save my money and my health!! whatsisname
  • Score: 9

11:19pm Sun 30 Mar 14

scuba1 says...

whatsisname wrote:
jobsworths! no more burger kings for me, save my money and my health!!
No truer word spoken :)
[quote][p][bold]whatsisname[/bold] wrote: jobsworths! no more burger kings for me, save my money and my health!![/p][/quote]No truer word spoken :) scuba1
  • Score: 7

11:40pm Sun 30 Mar 14

brighton bluenose says...

monkeymoo wrote:
There are 4 pubs within 30 second walk of Burger King....
For the time it took her to argue and get the supervisor involved, she could have used one of them?

Sounds like someone is out to 'get a free burger' compensation!

Pathetic story.
Name them?!
And if it's such a pathetic story why do you keep coming back to comment on it you sad little man?!
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: There are 4 pubs within 30 second walk of Burger King.... For the time it took her to argue and get the supervisor involved, she could have used one of them? Sounds like someone is out to 'get a free burger' compensation! Pathetic story.[/p][/quote]Name them?! And if it's such a pathetic story why do you keep coming back to comment on it you sad little man?! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -3

11:40pm Sun 30 Mar 14

brighton bluenose says...

monkeymoo wrote:
There are 4 pubs within 30 second walk of Burger King....
For the time it took her to argue and get the supervisor involved, she could have used one of them?

Sounds like someone is out to 'get a free burger' compensation!

Pathetic story.
Name them?!
And if it's such a pathetic story why do you keep coming back to comment on it you sad little man?!
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: There are 4 pubs within 30 second walk of Burger King.... For the time it took her to argue and get the supervisor involved, she could have used one of them? Sounds like someone is out to 'get a free burger' compensation! Pathetic story.[/p][/quote]Name them?! And if it's such a pathetic story why do you keep coming back to comment on it you sad little man?! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -3

2:58am Mon 31 Mar 14

The Bosch says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Bob_The_Ferret wrote:
"Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"
Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them.

My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all.

Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.
100% CORRECT.But we are now all brainwashed to believe they are all such wonderful nice people.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob_The_Ferret[/bold] wrote: "Brighton residents and visitors denied access to public toilets, since the council closed most of them!"[/p][/quote]Unfortunately they were mainly closed due to the number of gay men having sex in them. My dad told me he often found men trying to either have sex with him or having sex when he went in them - not nice at all. Disgusting behaviour by these types is what led to the toilets mainly being shut down.[/p][/quote]100% CORRECT.But we are now all brainwashed to believe they are all such wonderful nice people. The Bosch
  • Score: 1

8:32am Mon 31 Mar 14

guspoyet says...

woodie49 wrote:
LeonBIank666 wrote:
A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
Typical man's point of view, why comment on nothing you could possibly understand or ever likely to, on how a person feels when they are pregnant. And they say ignorance is bliss but in your case just plain ignorance will do.
Two sexist comments from either side of the fence. Obviously this woman should have been allowed to use the toilets as should anyone who needs to go. There are other stores that freely make their loos available to a whole range of people who sometimes need to go urgently for a whole range of reasons: medical conditions for example - pregnancy may not be an illness but it does affect the level of urgency for the toilet as do many other conditions. The solution is to patronise the stores who treat people with respect and boycott those who don't, then hopefully those who don't will close and be replaced by better.
[quote][p][bold]woodie49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!![/p][/quote]Typical man's point of view, why comment on nothing you could possibly understand or ever likely to, on how a person feels when they are pregnant. And they say ignorance is bliss but in your case just plain ignorance will do.[/p][/quote]Two sexist comments from either side of the fence. Obviously this woman should have been allowed to use the toilets as should anyone who needs to go. There are other stores that freely make their loos available to a whole range of people who sometimes need to go urgently for a whole range of reasons: medical conditions for example - pregnancy may not be an illness but it does affect the level of urgency for the toilet as do many other conditions. The solution is to patronise the stores who treat people with respect and boycott those who don't, then hopefully those who don't will close and be replaced by better. guspoyet
  • Score: 7

9:00am Mon 31 Mar 14

her professional says...

How many people posting on here and getting into a lather over Burger King were supporting that Lewes councillor the other week who said businesses should have the right to refuse service to gay people etc etc.
How many people posting on here and getting into a lather over Burger King were supporting that Lewes councillor the other week who said businesses should have the right to refuse service to gay people etc etc. her professional
  • Score: 0

9:04am Mon 31 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
There are 4 pubs within 30 second walk of Burger King....
For the time it took her to argue and get the supervisor involved, she could have used one of them?

Sounds like someone is out to 'get a free burger' compensation!

Pathetic story.
Name them?!
And if it's such a pathetic story why do you keep coming back to comment on it you sad little man?!
Crowns
The Quadrant
Western Fron
tEZ bar
The Victory (if you walk through the back entrance of burger king)
Yates' (if you walk through the back entrance of burger king)

And about 5 more under 1 min away (obviously depends on how fast you walk)

Shame your little brain didn't think to do a quick Google search for them...
But l've done it for you now.
You're welcome :)
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: There are 4 pubs within 30 second walk of Burger King.... For the time it took her to argue and get the supervisor involved, she could have used one of them? Sounds like someone is out to 'get a free burger' compensation! Pathetic story.[/p][/quote]Name them?! And if it's such a pathetic story why do you keep coming back to comment on it you sad little man?![/p][/quote]Crowns The Quadrant Western Fron tEZ bar The Victory (if you walk through the back entrance of burger king) Yates' (if you walk through the back entrance of burger king) And about 5 more under 1 min away (obviously depends on how fast you walk) Shame your little brain didn't think to do a quick Google search for them... But l've done it for you now. You're welcome :) monkeymoo
  • Score: 5

9:18am Mon 31 Mar 14

andyfm says...

How does The Argus find out this story in the first place?????
Oh that's right Natalie has gone crying to the paper as well........pity the poor child when it,s born!!!!!!
How does The Argus find out this story in the first place????? Oh that's right Natalie has gone crying to the paper as well........pity the poor child when it,s born!!!!!! andyfm
  • Score: -2

9:47am Mon 31 Mar 14

Tippy Toes says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Im confused......
Did the shop MAKE her pregnant!?
It was a choice she made, and it's NOT an illness!
Just because someone is pregnant, it DOES NOT give them the right to special treatment.
Her need for the toilet is no different to anyone else.

In this country, we tend to show courtesy to pregnant people, but this this has somehow been 'assumed' as a god given right by some people.
Actually under the Equality Act being pregnant is a protect characteristic and so yes - under the law - being pregnant DOES give a woman a legal right to special treatment.

Carry on with the pointless rant though !
The shop wasn't refusing her the use of the toilet, it was simply saying she must pay for the the use of it, just like every other customer.

Perhaps you think they should have given her a free meal as well? or that pregnant women should be allowed to travel on a bus or a train for free then!?
NO.

Such a shame that idiots like you don't see the REAL issue....
..Now you can carry on with your pointless rant!
I think you are the idiot here!
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Im confused...... Did the shop MAKE her pregnant!? It was a choice she made, and it's NOT an illness! Just because someone is pregnant, it DOES NOT give them the right to special treatment. Her need for the toilet is no different to anyone else. In this country, we tend to show courtesy to pregnant people, but this this has somehow been 'assumed' as a god given right by some people.[/p][/quote]Actually under the Equality Act being pregnant is a protect characteristic and so yes - under the law - being pregnant DOES give a woman a legal right to special treatment. Carry on with the pointless rant though ![/p][/quote]The shop wasn't refusing her the use of the toilet, it was simply saying she must pay for the the use of it, just like every other customer. Perhaps you think they should have given her a free meal as well? or that pregnant women should be allowed to travel on a bus or a train for free then!? NO. Such a shame that idiots like you don't see the REAL issue.... ..Now you can carry on with your pointless rant![/p][/quote]I think you are the idiot here! Tippy Toes
  • Score: 1

11:21am Mon 31 Mar 14

mimseycal says...

I would have stood there and widdled on their floor, right in front of them. But then I've always been bloody-minded.
I would have stood there and widdled on their floor, right in front of them. But then I've always been bloody-minded. mimseycal
  • Score: 8

11:44am Mon 31 Mar 14

alyn, southwick says...

simple solution from any right minded civil caring fellow customers do like I've done before - give the code number printed on your receipt to the lady or any one else waiting - I may even stick my receipt on their window for all the world to see if I'm ever unfortunate enough again to be forced to eat in their.
simple solution from any right minded civil caring fellow customers do like I've done before - give the code number printed on your receipt to the lady or any one else waiting - I may even stick my receipt on their window for all the world to see if I'm ever unfortunate enough again to be forced to eat in their. alyn, southwick
  • Score: 1

11:49am Mon 31 Mar 14

alyn, southwick says...

please don't be put off by my back english - the message remains the same whether or not I'm good at english ("there" not "their")
please don't be put off by my back english - the message remains the same whether or not I'm good at english ("there" not "their") alyn, southwick
  • Score: -2

12:49pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

alyn, southwick wrote:
please don't be put off by my back english - the message remains the same whether or not I'm good at english ("there" not "their")
"bad", not "back".
[quote][p][bold]alyn, southwick[/bold] wrote: please don't be put off by my back english - the message remains the same whether or not I'm good at english ("there" not "their")[/p][/quote]"bad", not "back". Roundbill
  • Score: 3

12:55pm Mon 31 Mar 14

alyn, southwick says...

Roundbill wrote:
alyn, southwick wrote:
please don't be put off by my back english - the message remains the same whether or not I'm good at english ("there" not "their")
"bad", not "back".
anal like burger king
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alyn, southwick[/bold] wrote: please don't be put off by my back english - the message remains the same whether or not I'm good at english ("there" not "their")[/p][/quote]"bad", not "back".[/p][/quote]anal like burger king alyn, southwick
  • Score: -3

1:12pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

How very dare you! I have no problem with being called "anal" (although I'm surprised at such an overtly homophobic phrase being used) - but being likened to Burger King is just nasty.
How very dare you! I have no problem with being called "anal" (although I'm surprised at such an overtly homophobic phrase being used) - but being likened to Burger King is just nasty. Roundbill
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Mon 31 Mar 14

alyn, southwick says...

Roundbill wrote:
How very dare you! I have no problem with being called "anal" (although I'm surprised at such an overtly homophobic phrase being used) - but being likened to Burger King is just nasty.
yes comparison to burger king is probably a step too far for anyone however low they are (and anyway I don't really know whether you are low or not). Therefore I have to offer you my profuse sincere, unreserved abject apologies. Again I am very very very sorry for that gross insult!
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: How very dare you! I have no problem with being called "anal" (although I'm surprised at such an overtly homophobic phrase being used) - but being likened to Burger King is just nasty.[/p][/quote]yes comparison to burger king is probably a step too far for anyone however low they are (and anyway I don't really know whether you are low or not). Therefore I have to offer you my profuse sincere, unreserved abject apologies. Again I am very very very sorry for that gross insult! alyn, southwick
  • Score: -1

2:02pm Mon 31 Mar 14

runnergirl says...

“Providing a superior guest experience is a top priority at Burger King restaurants globally." That prissy little claim actually made me laugh out loud! An interesting way to describe the disgusting cr*p they serve up, though!
“Providing a superior guest experience is a top priority at Burger King restaurants globally." That prissy little claim actually made me laugh out loud! An interesting way to describe the disgusting cr*p they serve up, though! runnergirl
  • Score: 3

2:32pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Goldenwight says...

So, 63 comments to date. But I note that NOT ONE person has suggested that they would accommodate a total stranger in their house if they came knocking on the dorr and asked to use the toilet.
So, 63 comments to date. But I note that NOT ONE person has suggested that they would accommodate a total stranger in their house if they came knocking on the dorr and asked to use the toilet. Goldenwight
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Mon 31 Mar 14

mimseycal says...

Goldenwight wrote:
So, 63 comments to date. But I note that NOT ONE person has suggested that they would accommodate a total stranger in their house if they came knocking on the dorr and asked to use the toilet.
Why would people announce that they would let some stranger use their personal toilet facilities when the article mentions toilet facilities in a burger joint?

Having said that ... I have in the past, am not at present but will when asked again in the future, allow people to access the bathroom in my home.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: So, 63 comments to date. But I note that NOT ONE person has suggested that they would accommodate a total stranger in their house if they came knocking on the dorr and asked to use the toilet.[/p][/quote]Why would people announce that they would let some stranger use their personal toilet facilities when the article mentions toilet facilities in a burger joint? Having said that ... I have in the past, am not at present but will when asked again in the future, allow people to access the bathroom in my home. mimseycal
  • Score: 1

3:40pm Mon 31 Mar 14

BURIRAM says...

Should be some 24 hour public toilets in Brighton
Should be some 24 hour public toilets in Brighton BURIRAM
  • Score: 4

7:09pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Pheasant pluckers son says...

woodie49 wrote:
LeonBIank666 wrote:
A few points here that may need clearing up.

1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious

2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards?

3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs.

4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working?

5. Is this really headline news?

I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!!
Typical man's point of view, why comment on nothing you could possibly understand or ever likely to, on how a person feels when they are pregnant. And they say ignorance is bliss but in your case just plain ignorance will do.
This has nowt to do with sexism, after reading the whole story the lady in question was not refused use of customer toilets, far from it. She was treated the same as every other customer. Just because someone is pregnant doesn't mean they have the right to use any toilet they choose too. She had the option to pay and chose not too.
I have every empathy for her as someone whom takes medication daily that makes me have to have a pee at least 3 or 4 times an hour. An absolute nightmare when trying to go shopping in brighton. Every journey has to be planned in advance so I know where the nearest toilet is that I can reach in time.
I suggest the woman in question complains to brighton & hove city council regarding the lack of conveniences around the town. In the past the council has issued maps with shops/ outlets that allow non customers to use toilets.
Anyone having a stroll along the seafront on from hove to brighton will understand how frustrating it is due to the lack of stopping to spend a penny, or in this case £1
[quote][p][bold]woodie49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeonBIank666[/bold] wrote: A few points here that may need clearing up. 1) If she was five months up the duff, was the bump showing? It will be easy to refuse if nothing is obvious 2) How bad can it be if she refused to pay on card and then complain afterwards? 3. How far is either Pavilion Gardens or Churchill Square from Burger King? Both have free bogs. 4, She has been at work all day. If a woman is that desperate for the loo and that emotional, she should be working? 5. Is this really headline news? I will more than likely be shouted down by the birds on here, especially the sprogged up ones, but I am just saying!!![/p][/quote]Typical man's point of view, why comment on nothing you could possibly understand or ever likely to, on how a person feels when they are pregnant. And they say ignorance is bliss but in your case just plain ignorance will do.[/p][/quote]This has nowt to do with sexism, after reading the whole story the lady in question was not refused use of customer toilets, far from it. She was treated the same as every other customer. Just because someone is pregnant doesn't mean they have the right to use any toilet they choose too. She had the option to pay and chose not too. I have every empathy for her as someone whom takes medication daily that makes me have to have a pee at least 3 or 4 times an hour. An absolute nightmare when trying to go shopping in brighton. Every journey has to be planned in advance so I know where the nearest toilet is that I can reach in time. I suggest the woman in question complains to brighton & hove city council regarding the lack of conveniences around the town. In the past the council has issued maps with shops/ outlets that allow non customers to use toilets. Anyone having a stroll along the seafront on from hove to brighton will understand how frustrating it is due to the lack of stopping to spend a penny, or in this case £1 Pheasant pluckers son
  • Score: 2

12:15pm Tue 1 Apr 14

TonyTony says...

Noy usually this much bile unless someone has mentioned cyclist's
Noy usually this much bile unless someone has mentioned cyclist's TonyTony
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Tue 1 Apr 14

whatone says...

Should have just called the police and then asked for a helmet to p*ss in!
Should have just called the police and then asked for a helmet to p*ss in! whatone
  • Score: 1

9:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Anyone who does not empathize with this young woman has probably forgotten the initial 9 months they spent here on earth..
Anyone who does not empathize with this young woman has probably forgotten the initial 9 months they spent here on earth.. Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 2

1:24am Wed 2 Apr 14

KarenT says...

How's this any different from having to pay for the loo at Brighton Station? And there's loads of pubic loos around there... Pavilion Gardens, Churchill Square, Waterstones across the street.... In fact if I really HAD to go at Burger King I'd just GO and not ask anyone! And then there's loads of coffee shops in Bond Street... Sounds like someone wants a free Hapoy Meal (oops, that's McDonalds...)
How's this any different from having to pay for the loo at Brighton Station? And there's loads of pubic loos around there... Pavilion Gardens, Churchill Square, Waterstones across the street.... In fact if I really HAD to go at Burger King I'd just GO and not ask anyone! And then there's loads of coffee shops in Bond Street... Sounds like someone wants a free Hapoy Meal (oops, that's McDonalds...) KarenT
  • Score: 0

4:08am Wed 2 Apr 14

Nitrous_McBread says...

I'd advise any other woman caught in a similar situation not to leave until they did what they came for, whether or not the cretinous management goblins let them into the right room.
I'd advise any other woman caught in a similar situation not to leave until they did what they came for, whether or not the cretinous management goblins let them into the right room. Nitrous_McBread
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Wed 2 Apr 14

birthofanorange says...

I refuse to believe that someone (assuming it was reasonably busy at the time), seeing/hearing the situation develop, would not have offered to pay the pound necessary.
I realise that it's quite likely that the majority wouldn't/couldn't - they are eating in a Burger King - but someone surely would have offered.
I have frequently seen perfect strangers paying someone elses bus fare if they were (caught?) short.
I'm a little sceptical of this story......
I refuse to believe that someone (assuming it was reasonably busy at the time), seeing/hearing the situation develop, would not have offered to pay the pound necessary. I realise that it's quite likely that the majority wouldn't/couldn't - they are eating in a Burger King - but someone surely would have offered. I have frequently seen perfect strangers paying someone elses bus fare if they were (caught?) short. I'm a little sceptical of this story...... birthofanorange
  • Score: 0

2:13pm Thu 24 Apr 14

natalie2911 says...

This is about me, I wasn't informed this was going to be published by the Argus nor have I received any sort of apology from Burger King?
This is about me, I wasn't informed this was going to be published by the Argus nor have I received any sort of apology from Burger King? natalie2911
  • Score: 0

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