A Restaurant Tried A Practical Joke In Their Bathroom But It Might Have Backfired….
A woman has shared her rage after discovering a “disgusting” message on a toilet seat in the bathroom at the cafe where she works.
Sharing on Twitter, Sian Bradley said she was alarmed to see the handwritten note on the underside of a toilet lid at the Vintage Rooms Cafe in London.
Bradley, who works as a writer, photographed the lady's toilet in Vintage Rooms Café near Brick Lane while she was working, then shared her horror on Twitter.
The message, written in red marker, read “Smile, you’re losing weight” and had a hand-drawn smiley face.
Here's what Bradley wrote on Twitter:
“I was working from Vintage Rooms Café in Brick Lane yesterday. I went to use the toilet and was greeted with this. If I had found this while I was purging because anorexia recovery scared me, it would have tipped me over the edge. I’m disgusted.”
Bradley felt “disgusted” because the note was deeply offensive to someone like her, a survivor of anorexia.
Although Vintage Rooms advertises itself as a “coffee shop by day and bar by night,” the note in the bathroom seemed to defy its attempt to offer “a cozy atmosphere where you can have a quality taste of the good old times.”
In a statement, Vintage Rooms said:
"We have been made aware of this and have taken appropriate actions to remove the writing from the toilet seat, though we would like to put forward the toilet have numerous positive messages that have not been shown.
"We did not intend to cause any harm to any of our customers in fact the whole café is full with positive quotes, we do apologise for any harm this may have caused, it was never intentional.
"We fully support anyone suffering from anorexia and would not want to exacerbate the situation in any way shape or form.
"All writing in the café is was written with the intention of pure humour and not to cause any discomfort to anyone.
"We have taken measures to educate our staff on this issue going forward."
According to reports, the entire bathroom of the café was covered in similar graffiti, which indicated that it was part of a larger art project and not written by some disgruntled prankster.