Poor Bathroom Etiquette: Pregnant Woman PO’ed Over Denial of Bathroom Privileges

Long Island resident, Lindsay Ekizian, has filed an interesting case in Manhattan (NY) Supreme Court alleging that the Hammerstein Ballroom callously failed to allow her use of its restroom. The 35 weeks along mother-to-be asked politely if she could use the bathroom as she was filing out of the establishment after seeing a comedy act. Rebuffed at first, she explained to the manager that she was pregnant (wonder why that needed to be explained) and was in desperate need. “There’s a bathroom at the end of the block,” came the compassionate reply according to the plaintiff. Unable to make it to the nearby diner, Ms. Ekizian suffered an indignity best left to the imagination.  Not sure of the theory of liability (intentional infliction emotional distress?), but if there ever was a case with jury appeal here it is.

Source: New York Post

–Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

13 thoughts on “Poor Bathroom Etiquette: Pregnant Woman PO’ed Over Denial of Bathroom Privileges”

  1. The article does not say, but I’m going to venture a guess that the manager was male and did not have any children. Any woman or any man who has gone ANYWHERE with a pregnant woman, would have made an exception for her. My fiancee is 25 weeks in and already she has to go every 15-20 mins. I don’t know about legal action, but on moral grounds the management of the Hammerstein Ballroom and the gentlemen in question certainly owe Ms.Ekizian an apology ( and some gratis event tickets) And we all should remember that everyone sat on someone’s bladder at some point

  2. In Texas if they offer food for sale or consumption they must provide a bathroom facility….

  3. i live near daytona beach. while in a city park i needed to visit a restroom. the door was locked and there was a keypad next to the door. i later asked around and found out that at some public parks with public restrooms only city employees were given the keycode to open the door.

    i don’t mind so much not having public restrooms, but don’t tease me.

  4. I’m pushing 70. I try to plan ahead so this (usually) doesn’t happen, but I’m good at begging and asking for names and supervisors. This works better than you can believe, as most of these bullies hide behind their little badges and uniforms. I did get caught short outside the Chicago Roosevelt El station on the way to Midway, thankful for a raincoat that would hide my problem the rest of the day.

  5. I find there are two kinds of people:

    Those who think NYC is the greatest place on Earth and those who think NYC is greatest collection of assholes on Earth next to Washington.

    Stories like this one certainly explain the dichotomy.

  6. What Blouise said… 🙂

    Troubled by the general lack of civility, compassion, empathy (and the list goes on) in evidence these days…

  7. mespo,

    Right … now it’s coming back to me … somewhere in that time was a “special court” the Brits set up to deal with smuggling and I thought that court was part of the 1764 Act.

    Great topic … and a short moment to remember, most fondly, one of my favorite teachers and his love of history which inspired me. I’m going to spend some time goggling and reading.

    (I think we’re on the wrong thread … forgive the misplacement and carry on fellow bloggers)

  8. Blouise:

    I think the Sugar Act passed the same year as the Currency Act gave rise to smuggling to avoid the duty. The Currency Act extended previous legislation to prohibit colonial “bills of credit” (basically IOU’s issued against anticipated tax revenues)from being issued and thus limiting them to ones already in circulation. The first Currency Act in 1751 applied only to New England colonies tha used the boc’s to pay for war debts.

  9. WOW good old new York eh, what a raving asshole he was for pulling that crap……………..by gawd i hope she wins and wins big, cant see how she cant given the situation…….nice to see that jerkisim is alive and thriving……………

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