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Do I have to spend money to use the potty?

I recently blogged about an incident at a gas station: http://treygivens.com/?p=4613

As a basic rule of courtesy, I spend money in places when I stop to use the bathroom on road trips. I don't believe there's any moral demand for this nor do I think there there is any proper legal requirement here. I just think it's good manners. They provide good, clean facilities that happen to be convenient for me, so I spent a little money to repay them.

What do you think about this?

Trey , 23.12.2012, 17:35
Idea status: under consideration


Tjitze de Boer, 29.12.2012, 12:05
I would say that its good curtsy but unless they explicitly ask for payment I wouldn't call it mandatory.
If they don't require a fee for the service that is part of the attraction,
Maybe there's another gas station close by where you know you do have to pay for using it, maybe you choose to go to the other because they clean it better or you go to the same because you want to buy a pack of bubble gum instead.
If you do decide to go to such a place and you don't see something you want that's not your fault, similarly you wouldn't be required to buy something you wouldn't otherwise.

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