This past week, I was driving when I got an urge. The McDonalds in Selbyville was my nearest stop. Once inside the Men’s room, I found their single STALL to be locked. I could not see anyone inside but it was clearly LOCKED. It had a keyed lockset on the OUTSIDE of the STALL which indicated that an occupant could be locked INSIDE.
Is this a new trend on the Shore or is it only McDonald’s or a perhaps Delaware practice? I personally thought this violated Federal OSHA laws. Whatever the reason, I felt that it would be a courtesy to post a sign stating “Restrooms Closed!” at the entrance if this restaurant had an unavoidable problem or, if nothing less, posting this note.
I close this by saying that the Arby's in Selbyville did have unrestricted access to their restrooms and they were spotlessly clean. Near the same time, I had noticed that Ocean City Transportation seemed to randomly lock their public transit restrooms near the end of the past season. Could it be that this is the new accepted norm/trend?