Woman publicly potty trains tots in deli

Sept. 6, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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LEHI, Utah, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Customers at a Utah deli said they were shocked and disgusted at a woman's attempts to potty train her twin girls at the dining table.

Kimberly Decker, who snapped a picture of the scene at Tuesday at the Thanksgiving Point Deli in Lehi and posted it to Facebook, said she was shocked to see a fellow diner strip her twin girls, who appeared to be about 2 1/2 years old, nude and place them on portable training toilets at the dining table, in full view of fellow patrons, KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, reported Thursday.

"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 said.

"The more you thought about it, the more unappetizing everything looked around me," Decker said. "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. The place was packed."

A spokeswoman for the deli said several complaints were made about the incident, but it was not brought to workers' attention until after the woman had left. The spokeswoman said the mother would have been asked to leave the deli.

"I think state and local health codes were probably an issue, as well as just social norms," spokeswoman Erica Brown said.

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