If you’ve ever found yourself desperately in need of a restroom, unable to use the one at the closest store because you’re not a customer, you might feel for one Philadelphia police officer.
As Breitbart reports, Sergeant Leighthardt of the Philadelphia police recounted the story of an unnamed officer who was looking for a bathroom when he stopped at a Starbucks and asked the barista if he could use the one there. He was turned away because he was not a paying customer and directed to a bathroom down the street. However, the officer was so incensed by the treatment he received that he told his sergeant, who posted about it on Facebook:
Leighthardt also pointed out that the Starbucks store in question has often called for police help in dealing with loiterers outside the store and similar issues.
Starbucks was quick to apologize for the incident and responded to Leighthardt’s post almost immediately.
Many of those who read Leighthardt’s post sympathized or offered up the bathroom in their own establishment for his or other officers’ use
However, not everyone who commented had the same perspective. Some took issue with the officer’s conclusions about the barista’s politics.
Others think politics have nothing to do with it.
What’s your take? Was the barista wrong for not letting him use the restroom or was the officer not entitled to do so since he was not a paying customer? Or does no one come out of this “brew-ha-ha” smelling all that sweet?
Editor’s note: this article was edited for content after publication.