Would you pay R20 to use toilet facilities? Well that’s exactly what it will cost you at Jolly Grubber eatery on Durban’s North Beach.
Durbanite, Reeza Khan was flabbergasted when he was told to pay for the use of their toilet facilities for him and wife. Khan took to social media to share his rant about the cost and was even issued a receipt specifying use of toilets.
“In my whole entire existence on this earth.. this is the most expensive p*** I’ve ever taken… R20 each to use the rest rooms. That’s ridiculous… oh wowwww and to top it off‚ we even received a slip for the facilities used #daylightrobberybutatnight‚” he said.
Khan’s post has since gone viral with some agreeing on the charge while other’s did not.
Jolly Grubber has a notice posted at the entrance stating that the toilets are for its customers only.
“Buying just drinks will not qualify you to use these toilets. Therefore it is unlawful/dishonest/theft/haraam to use this facility without permission. Service charge of R20 per person payable at the counter. This is not a public toilet‚” the sign reads.
Jolly Grubber owner Junaid Moola defended his decision to charge the R20 fee.
“It’s private property‚ customers only. There is a public toilet in the vicinity‚ people can use that.”
Moola said the R20 fee would cover the costs of cleaners‚ water and electricity.
“R20 is not even enough. We have the issue of buying a R10 bottle of water and there will be four of them wanting to use the toilet‚ where is the logic?”
Moola said Khan ate at another restaurant in the vicinity and came to use his facilities.
“For my customers it’s free‚ enjoy. I have a sign that warns people that we are not a public facility‚ they must pay the R20.”
Three other restaurants on the Durban beachfront said their toilets were for customers only‚ and encouraged non-customers to either use public toilets or to buy something. But none of them had a specific charge for non-customers.
“If you do want to use the toilets‚ we encourage you to buy an ice cream cone or something‚” said a manager at Wimpy.
Source inputs: Facebook;TMG Digital/TimesLIVE