Ok, this probably isn't the place for this but I was so shocked I have to comment. I was in Chester today, beautiful, tourist filled Chester... I went into the cafe of a large and very well known High Street Retailer (one of those Huge well established names that has been part of the British High Street forever and probably your Grannie's favourite shop -well, if she's from the UK - NOT Marks & Spencer's, but would like to be, 3 initials) and decided to use the toilets. I have been in there before so felt reasonably safe in the knowledge that it would be clean - how wrong can you be?!!
I seriously wonder about people, people who perhaps walked past me in that very shop or were sitting sipping tea at the same time as me. Animals don't S**t where they eat so I can't even refer to these people/person as an animal but there must be something seriously wrong with someone who goes into a public place and defecates all over the floor then smears it along the walls. That was bad enough but there was worse (to my mind at any rate). The thing that annoyed and dismayed me most was the way the staff hardly sprang into action at being informed that their washroom was a public health hazard and that the Health & Safety "police" would have grounds to shut then down if the area wasn't closed off immediately. No, a baffled girl who worked in the cafe just stood there looking blank as other people went into the bathroom to be greeted by the same sight.
Soon there was a small crowd of us all wanting action and yet no-one seemed to have a first clue about how to find a Manager - what the hell happened to being proactive? How many times do you need to be accosted by customers ranting about the hazards of E-Coli and HIV before you decide that you might just close the bathroom off yourself until a Unicorn like "Manager" can be found?
The whole experience made me feel sick and I wasn't the only one. No, I wouldn't be happy about cleaning that up but, like I said, I've done my fair share of shop jobs and you would be surprised at what you get to see... and smell. YUK, what is wrong with people? Also what is wrong WITH ME??!! Complaining in public, is this the tip of the Iceberg, the long slow tilt into old age and Victor Meldrew-ism? I am officially MIDDLE-AGED!