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Friday, May 18, 2007

Pub Ordered To Change Bathroom Signs

Yea, I like jokes just as much as the next guy, but when kids get confused I tend to draw a line. From the Indy Star:
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) -- Confusing signs on the bathroom doors at McGuire's Irish Pub have played jokes on customers for years, sending women to the men's room and vice versa.

But the father of a girl who was interrupted by a man in the women's room and Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation don't find the signs funny.

The agency recently threatened the Panhandle tourist landmark with closure for "Lack of signage properly designating bathrooms."
Here are the signs in question.
The state took action after the father filed a complaint, which said his 15-year-old daughter was embarrassed and left the restaurant crying after the bathroom incident.

General Manager Billy Martin has removed the signs at his Destin pub, but left them at his original pub in Pensacola.

"We're not trying to be malicious," Martin told the Northwest Florida Daily News. "It's an Irish joke kind of thing."
I would be fine with the signs if it were just adults getting confused (it would be hilarious,) but I don't like the idea of kids getting confused and being the butt of jokes. Sorry, bad pun.