Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Don't drink the water!

Where in the world would you see a notice like this?



Yes, it is in the United States. In the 'restroom' of the customer services department at a large restaurant chain! I suppose it is a good thing that whoever decided the sign needed to be posted didn't also need to warn people not to use the toilets/urinals for handwashing, but seriously - who on earth in such an environment needs to be told not to drink the toilet water?!!!!

11 comments:

Nicola said...

So funny! And not even a handwritten sign either...which leads me to think there are possibly hundreds of restrooms dotted around the US with similar signs. I for one am going to keep my eyes peeled.

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

In case of a drought, I suppose!

Heather said...

that is quite disturbing!

nappy valley girl said...

Hilarious......I wonder if there are some blokes who quench their thirst with the urinal water? I wouldn't put it past some people....

Expat mum said...

Well, this is a very litigious country where people sue after doing the stupidest things. Can't you just see someone drinking from a loo, getting food (?) poisoning and then trying to sue the store?

Susie said...

LMAO! Have never seen one of those!

Zhoen said...

Probably a legal requirement, mandated by federal or local statute. Which would account for the rather official looking sign.

Not that I trust restaurant workers not to use that water.

If I Could Escape . . . said...

What on earth? As if?

Almost American said...

Apparently the signs appeared after 'an incident' over the weekend! Yes, I actually know someone who works there - this isn't an internet legend kind of photo! I haven't heard any explanation of what the 'incident' was though!

Anonymous said...

True story from so long ago it must rank as history !!
Elderly neighbour on allotment,speaking of his long deceased mother..
" I remember when she went over to Liverpool to visit the latest new department store. She came back and told us of the wonderful row of toilets saying....and when you pull a little handle, clean fresh water come out so you can wash your hands and face."

Rhea O'Connor said...

I always wonder what's changed since I've been away, but this takes the cake!

I can't say that it makes me feel proud to be an American if we have to be told not to drink out of the toilet or a urinal!

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