You might read the title and assume that I’m going to rail against Wal-Mart on account of its healthcare benefits for employees or its consumption of global resources. Nope, not going to do it.
This is about bathroom access. Due to the rain, we went to Parkway Plaza, one of the few indoor malls in San Diego. I had a 2 PM coaching call and needed to use the restroom before sitting down for an hour. So … I saunter into Wal-Mart only to find the men’s restroom is being cleaned. The cleaning lady kindly directs me to go upstairs to another restroom … only to find that it is being cleaned, too!
Now, I understand that it is possible to have two unanticipated accidents at the same time — thus necessitating that both restrooms be cleaned. Of course, an “unanticipated” accident is different than the type of accident you plan for 🙂
Or, it might just be poor coordination between the toilet scrubbers.
This little episode might have been forever lost if it hadn’t been for the sign hanging prominently in the entrance to Wal-Mart: “Wal-Mart has been voted the top shopping experience in San Diego.”
Nordstroms would never let something like this happen! Never!