Monday, October 5, 2015

Protestors demand right to piss at convenience stores

You.Can't.Make.This.Up. A group of protesters demanded public bathrooms at convenience stores yesterday as Councilman DeKeither Stamps debuted in his new starring role as Stokes Junior. WLBT reported: - Jackson, MS


Anonymous said...

Question, Would a convenience store be allowed to do business in Madison or Brandon without public restrooms?

When Ya Gotta Go said...

I can't believe Rosalyn Anderson wasted her time on this...

Anonymous said...

@ 9:15 - Legally or by the free markets? How many Madison or Brandon c-stores have single beer buying foot traffic? The money order and Swisher Sweet crowd uses c-stores in a much different capacity than the rest of us do. Let me pay my cell phone bill, give me $4 on #2 and buy a new Chicago Bulls hat....oh now I need your toilet.

Anonymous said...

The organization is called "Respect Our Black Dollars"


Seriously, a black pressure group is calling themselves ROBD?

Is this the Onion?

Anonymous said...

I also read they demand CLEAN Restrooms. How about demanding that you don't squat and pee all over the toilet seats and floors. It's bad enough to keep a McDonald's or Walmart restroom from smelling and clear of diapers. I can't say I blame the owners. Everybody buying at a Jackson convenience store should find another place to bath and wait to pee on their own floors.

Anonymous said...

Both legally or market wise. As for the market argument, are you saying that c-stores weigh how much they can profit per customer in whether or not they will offer public restrooms? I suspect that the suburban customer base for a c-store is different from an urban customer base. But, in either case, not allowing a paying customer the "convenience" of a restroom would seem to be and interesting business decision, to say the least.

Aretha said...

find out what it mean to dem

Anonymous said...

A store can also choose what it sells, be it gas, cigarettes, groceries or even no convenience items. There is also nothing that says they must provide a toilet. You are quick to compare Madison and Rankin Counties when making your case. That's wrong. Your patrons need to pee should not be compared to the suburbs needs. If you want gas station toilets, shop in the "burbs." Just leave the soap on the rope home, and flush the toilet. They usually check the rooms condition after each use, so repeat offenders are known.

Curtis C. Flush said...

There's a difference between allowing a paying customer (one who has purchased items) to use the on-site terlet and having one available for the use of a protest or picket group. I feel sure most of these people were not inconveniences in the least since they probably piss on the side of or behind the building anyway. Dumps optional.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Rosalyn Anderson wasted her time or not. But she wastes MINE every time they put her mug on television.

Dude Ooh said...


I laughed so hard coffee shot out of my nose!

What you want? Baby, a potty!
What you need? You know a potty!
All we askin, awww is fo a place to whiz, now!
(just a place to whiz, just a place to whiz)

Find out what it mean to dem!
Take a big BM!

Anonymous said...

This illustrates one of the basic problems in our nation today. These people want the government to save them when the people already have the power. Why do you think a store in Madison would not have this policy? It is not because of Mary Hawkins. It is because the consumers would quit shopping there. Yet these folks have bought into the myth that capitalism only works for the wealthy and they must have special help from the g'ment. Capitalism works for them too, if they use it. Now, if they are using the restroom and not purchasing anything they won't have any leverage with the owner and should not.

Clean Terlets for ALL! said...

Maybe the city can contract with Gotta Go to provide port-o-squatties at all of the underserved locations, and there can be a youth program to clean them. OR, how about pay terlets like they have in other "civilized" countries?

Just wonderin' are black dollars the same as other race/ethnicity's dollars, is there another currency I'm not aware of, what's the exchange rate??

Anonymous said...

I noticed there were only a handful of protesters. This tells me that the Jackson rank-and file-could give a shit.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't these people be at work?

Does anyone else remember the "Far Side" cartoon entitled 'Inconvenience Store'? The little pudgy kid with the striped shirt is looking up helplessly at a single shelf of goods about 15 feet off the floor. I'm betting that there was no bathroom either.

Anonymous said...

The video was pathetic. I had forgotten how third world it is in Jackson. Sucks for you.

Anonymous said...

"This tells me that the Jackson rank-and file-could give a shit."

But not in a convenience store, apparently.

Anonymous said...

ask stores why this is the policy, same policy in many places.

Anonymous said...

No justice
no pee

Outhouse said...

Since WHEN did this type of "customer" care about a restroom or public toilet?
Ride down Lynch St. and count the number of buildings that are being peed upon.........

Anonymous said...

I can't really blame the business owners for being tired of transients defecating all over the floors and walls, yes, I said walls, of their establishment's restrooms. If the local community wants to have public restrooms, they should act like housebroken human beings.

Anonymous said...

The lady with the purple beehive wrap makes me think of Homer Simpson's wife. Doh!

Broom Handle said...

Respect Our Black Dollars hosts a caller-driven radio program each Wednesday. The group has many supporters who agree c-stores should provide restrooms for public use. Denial of restrooms equates to Whites-only days to ROBD.

Anonymous said...

Drive down Ellis and look at what lines the street. The Payday Loan shops are only outnumbered by the shuttered storefronts. These people are of that "you owe me" and "gibs me dat" mentality.

This is Jackson. An uneducated populace dependent upon government assistance who take to the streets to demand other people provide them a place to sh*t.

Chokwe's dream is coming to fruition.

Gimme Dem Wing said...

You gotta have a place to go stuff shit in you braw-zeer so you don't got to pay for it. You cain't deprive peoples of they rights to concealment and fair trade.

Anonymous said...

Wees wants a baffrum,we wants it now,we had enuf.

Anonymous said...

Equates to "Whites-only days"? That's humorous since a large percentage of c-stores in west and south Jackson are owned by people of Indian or Middle Eastern descent.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, the woman summed it up perfectly... "If you want to do business here in our community, you owe us.... something!" *facepalm*

Anonymous said...

No justice, no peace!

Anonymous said...

I stopped in a small town in South Mississippi owned by Indians. I asked to use the restroom and they gave me a key to a toilet which is where I am pretty sure they filed the movie "Train Spotting."

I had purchased gas and several other items.

I asked where it was that they used the restroom because nobody with a dime would ever use that john.

They snickered and gave me a key to their bathroom which was quite nice.

The bottom line is that the general public in urban areas will destroy things...with no feelings of remorse.

Solution? Charge $5.00 to use the bathroom and inspect it before and after they leave.

Bravo Sierra said...

If you open a store on Ellis and have public restrooms, they'll be trashed and you owe the neighborhood something.
If you open a store on Ellis and don't have public restrooms, you are disrespectful and you owe the neighborhood something.
If you move your store away from Ellis to another part of town, you are deserting the community and you owe it to the neighborhood to stay.
If you close your store on Ellis altogether, you owe it to the neighborhood to keep operating, even at a loss.

Owe, Owe, Owe! You owe them, dammit!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's true, but a friend from Florida told me years ago that every business there had to have a public restroom. The conversation came up because she had stopped at a store on the coast to use the restroom and was told they didn't have one for the public. She was very surprised.

Changing the subject, I read this blog at least twice a week just to see what the good racist people of the City of Madison really think of the rest of us. To be fair, some of you don't even know you're racist and would argue that you are not. I have several white friends who make racist comments and mean no harm whatsoever because they haven't a clue that it's racist. I'm black, but I don't get upset with them because they haven't a clue and sometimes it's the way they were raised. I make stereotypical comments about white people, and they call me out on it. We're friends and that's what friends do. But truth be told, there are a lot of racist comments on this site. I pray that we all in Mississippi will just stop this silliness.

Anonymous said...

What about you, 12:26 a.m.?

What do you think about owners who open businesses in Jackson?

What do they OWE you and your oppressed brethren?

Anonymous said...

Filthy people. GO TO WORK!

Anonymous said...

All the business's need to leave Jackson, then they can go "use the restroom" on the corner or in the park. People have nothing better to do than fuss about not being able to walk in a store and nasty their bathroom up and leave. All the people that are agreeing with these IDIOTS need to let them come to your house and "use your restroom" WHENEVER they need to go. Now, do you feel differently? Just let them walk on in your home and use your restroom. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Would you just invite people in your place of business OR IN YOUR HOME and let them trash it? A place YOU WORKED HARD for? Please answer this question? There is no argument here!

Anonymous said...

Where do these people come from????? With all the problems in Jackson, they pick this issue.

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