Why on Earth are gas station bathrooms locked anyways...are they terrified someone might go in and clean them๐Ÿ™„

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Why on Earth are gas station bathrooms locked anyways...are they terrified someone might go in and clean them๐Ÿ™„

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Why on earth is the men's bathroom 10 times cleaner than the ladies room?๐Ÿ˜˜

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They are probably scared about what you might find inside. They are usually disgusting.

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

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Probably so! You couldn't pay me to use one of them. I think they also keep them locked to keep stray people from using them unless they're buying gas.

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Rooster Rooster

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A couple of years ago, I was out with a friend and we were looking for turtles and stopped at a gas station. He couldn't figure out why I wouldn't use the ladies room. I opened the door and said would you, it was rather bad but the men's bathroom was spotless. I had noticed this at almost every gas station I have ever been at.

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess OP

They are probably scared about what you might find inside. They are usually disgusting.

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

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Sadly that is so true. I remember stopping at one that looked like something from the movie "Wrong Turn" (omg)

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess OP

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Yeah I remember going into one and the toilet bowl was full of shit right up to the rim like it hadn't been cleaned in years. Isn't there a law about that stuff? (ill)

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

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I think there should be a law if there isn't

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess OP

Too funny. Finding a gas station washroom worthy of peeing in is a rarity.

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Dar Dar

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That is no joke (hehe)

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess OP

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Unlike the boys who have options...

(jolly)

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Dar Dar

I think they keep them locked because 1 they are filthy and disgusting and 2 they think it's funny when someone is needing a bathroom quick they have to get the key and boom it's too late

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Metal_god14 Metal_god14

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I honestly believe that on the second one (hehe)

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess OP

Vandalism.

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Bozette Bozette

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Good point. I see a lot of that in the Wal-Mart bathrooms. My thing is who takes a sharpie to go to the bathroom (ono)

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess OP

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Service station bathrooms are often accessed from the exterior of the building out of the line of sight of employees, usually on a side of the building towards the back. If not locked, serious damage to plumbing and/or fixtures could easily be done without the attendant's knowledge. Even what one might consider teenage pranks could prove prohibitively costly to the station owners, who are actually providing a service to the public.

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Bozette Bozette

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I think I have only been to one that was on the outside and was shocked that it was not locked but what was even more shocking is the bathrooms were spotless. I know wish I would have asked them why they didn't lock them but I really didn't think about it till now.

My ex-brother in law runs a gas station with interior bathrooms and had vandals come in and caused all kinds of damage. He had one customer that could have been seriously injured had she not noticed what they had did.

Sad that there are people like that out there.

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess OP

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It used to be pretty standard that the public restrooms were outside entrances, back when there were service stations. Today most gas stations are also C-stores and many are combined with fast food restaurants so restrooms are often inside.

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Bozette Bozette

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Out of all the ones we have, I think only one has an exterior restroom.

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess OP

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Like I said, things changed a lot when service stations were replaced with self-serve gas stations/C-stores.

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