I recently went to wash my hands in a restaurant bathroom that was so dirty, I honestly believe that my hands were cleaner before I went in than when I walked out. It made me a little — no, a lot — resistant to ordering food from this place, because I have always believed that a restaurant's bathroom is a pretty good indicator of the cleanliness of the kitchen. Don't believe me? Go check out the bathrooms of the restaurants that have been cited for health-code violations: In most cases, they're not going to win any honors for cleanliness, either.
Some people I know don't mind an untidy bathroom unless, of course, it's as revolting as the infamous filthy bathroom in Trainspotting. I'm a hell of a lot fussier: If the bathroom floor is littered with used paper towels and the stalls look as if they hadn't seen a mop and bleach in a couple of weeks, I consider it a warning. I never go back.
Where do you, Fat City readers, stand — or squat — on this issue?