What’s the worst thing that your child could possibly do whilst you’re perusing B&Q? A mum of three found out when she got more than she bargained for – but she eventually saw the funny side
A shopping trip is rarely without chaos when you’ve got three young kids to look after, but one mum was “mortified” when things went very, very wrong during a trip to B&Q.
Caroline Akhtar popped into the Glastonbury branch on Saturday with her partner Azzy, their four-year-old son, Jacob, and daughters Frankie, three, and Eliza, one, to pick up a new washing line.
However, nature called for little Jacob and he found himself needing a “very big poo” when browsing the bathroom section.
Luckily for him, there was a loo nearby so he took full advantage of it. You can see where this is going, can’t you?
Yep, you guessed it – it was a display loo.
Taking to Facebook to share the story Caroline wrote: “Can’t quite believe what’s happened. J has taken a very big poo in one of the B&Q display toilets.
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“Only went in for a washing line, turned around and J is sat on one of the toilets. Ran to say get off but it was very much too late.
“I left to get wet wipes and came back to him still sat on there because he ‘needed to finish’ and hubby didn’t know what else to do.
“The young shop assistant couldn’t stop laughing but also completely ignored the situation, don’t blame the lad.”
The parents were ‘mortified’ at first but then saw the funny side of the situation, although they were less pleased when they had to fish out the poo from the toilet – yuck.
“At first we were mortified but then we found it funnier and funnier,” Caroline said.
“I quick paced back to the car park to get wet wipes and nappy bags and couldn’t stop laughing then.
“He was still on the toilet so I proceeded to help wipe his bum still and explain that the toilets in shops are not actual toilets.
“He said his sister, Frankie, said he could use it. Eliza was oblivious to it all and happy just playing on the toilets.”
Facebook users love the funny story, and the post has been shared thousands of times.
“Mate I’d have walked out! Sack that!,” wrote one user.
“This is legendary,” added someone else.
“Well at least he’s potty trained,” wrote a third user, adding a fleury of laughing emojis.
“That is the best thing I’ve ever seen,” commented another person.
Someone else said: “I have never laughed so much in my life.”
“OMG, what a story this will make for when he’s older,” commented someone else.
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“Priceless,” wrote another person, while someone else added “I laughed out loud A LOT.”
Other parents mentioned that they could see their own children doing this.
It also appears that Jacob isn’t the only one mistaking display toilets for the real deal.
“We had that happen in Travis Perkins once, then the young lady wiped her bum with her teddy bear,” one user shared of their own experience.
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