No Care Taken With Customers’ Feelings

, , , , , , | Working | April 27, 2020

(I’m at an anime convention. While I’m in a wheelchair, I’m still very able-bodied. I’m looking through the vendor’s hall and spot a booth selling some trinkets. I find a few I like, but don’t see a price. I spot the booth owner behind the table.)

Me: “Excuse me!”

(He looks at me and then quickly turns away.)

Me: “Sir, I have a question!”

(He turns back to me.)

Booth Owner: “No, we don’t trade. Get your caretaker.”

Me: “EXCUSE ME?!”

(A few other people around me suddenly turn to look. The owner glares at me.)

Owner: “You heard me! I’m not trading some trash for my stuff! Get your caretaker to shop for you!”

Me: “I don’t have a caretaker. Not every person who is disabled does.”

Owner: “Whatever! I don’t have to help you!”

Me: “You don’t, and you probably won’t be helping too many other people, either.” 

(I pulled out my badge. The owner read the big, bold “STAFF” lettering on it and paled. After I spoke with security, some of the con heads, and the head of the vendors, they asked the booth owner to pack up and leave. He wasn’t invited back.)

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