I'm shuddering just thinking about it.
Now - of course not every place is this bad but honestly - it is only the really bad places that stick in our minds! But I'm about to replace one of those bad memories with a good one!
I was heading home from a work trip and had just crossed the Scudder Falls bridge from New Jersey into Pennsylvania on I95. I had to use the bathroom but I knew that as soon as I crossed that bridge on the southbound side, there was a rest stop. I had been there before and I knew it was pretty ok. But this time was a real treat!
I came out of the stall and the sinks! They were clean! And dry! And they worked properly! Even the mirrors were sparkling! And the hot air hand dryers were nice and toasty, too!
So when I was finished, I went looking for a staff person and actually found one - a very nice lady who was surprised at the compliments on her clean ladies room because - "those rest rooms are a mess - I'm about to go in there to clean". I was like - are you for real? THIS is DIRTY? I was shocked (and I told her that); it was impressive. I didn't catch her name - but should her bosses ever see this - I hope they do something special for her because that day - in a little no-where corner of Pennsylvania, she made a lot of ladies feel good about using a public rest room.
So if you are ever on this stretch of highway and need the facilities....you know where to go!