So, a bit of a set up for you. At our store, there's two sets of doors leading into the store proper with a hallway in between. Once you have come through the second set of doors, you have to go around the first register to get back into the hallway, which is where our restrooms are. The second set of doors technically will open the other direction, but you have to work at it and it breaks the hinges to be made to swing the other way. There are also posted "No Exit" signs on them. A little of a stupid way to set it up, but all in all, it's not that big of a deal. Or so I've always thought.
Crusties have all but pitched screaming fits on being told that they have to walk around the register to get to the restrooms (a grand total of maybe another 50 feet). One woman, who's daughter was very visibly doing the "potty dance", stood on the wrong side of the doors, pointedly waiting for someone to come through from the proper side so that she could dart through them. She stood there twice as long as it would've taken her to walk around, with her daughter getting more and more frantic, then when someone finally came through, she gave the cashier a triumphant, dirty look.
This morning, a man tried getting through and on being told he would have to go around, scoffed and sneered "Well, that's absurd." Once he was done in the restroom and came back into the store, he sneered at her again, "Well, am I allowed to do THAT?"
She told me later that the temptation to throw something at his head was very strong.
I wanted so badly to tell him, "Well, no sir. Normal customers just can't go through from the wrong side. You aren't allowed to use our doors at all. Get the f*** out."
One woman even threw a tantrum about it. An honest-to-God, stamping her foot on the floor tantrum. I'm sorry, what is it about having to walk a little ways that turns you from a grown adult into an infant? Yes, the store has some design flaws, but that's not the fault of the poor wage slaves that work here now. Grow a pair and walk a little. It's not the end of the world.
May your customers be sane. And tantrum free.