Patrons at the Thanksgiving Point Deli in Lehi, Utah, witnessed a very unusual scene during the lunch rush on Tuesday – a mother potty training her twin daughters right at their table in the middle of the restaurant.
The two girls had their clothing pulled completely down and were perched naked on portable toddler toilets that had been placed on top of the restaurant chairs.
Kimberly Decker, who was having lunch with a friend, took a picture of the spectacle and posted it on Facebook.
“I noticed that this lady was having her two – she had two twins, two little girls about two-and-a-half years old, sitting on what I thought were booster seats,” Decker told KSL TV.
However, after taking a closer look, Decker realized they were actually portable toilets.
“She had to undo the jumpsuits, and take them all the way down so they were completely nude, with the jumpsuits down to their ankles just eating their chicken nuggets, sitting on little toddler potties,” Decker told KSL TV.
Decker, who is a mother of three and just recently finished the potty-training process with her youngest child, was shocked.
“The more you thought about it, the more unappetizing everything looked around me,” Decker told KSL TV. “I was like this is not ok, we’re eating, there was a business meeting with about five or six businessmen going on right next to me.”
Thanksgiving Point spokeswoman Erica Brown told KSL TV that the restaurant received several complaints from customers that witnessed the incident, but staff didn’t realize what was happening until it was over. However, Brown added that if the staff had seen it when it happened they would have asked her to leave or use the restroom.
“I think state and local health codes were probably an issue, as well as just social norms,” Brown told KSL TV.