I have to say I agree with you on this one Trish...the urge to sue and demand action is based on our own anger, and not on wanting justice..
so much of what should be seen as right or wrong is what a reasonable person might do,,A reasonable store person would wondwer what and man was doing in there, and ceryainly has the right to ask...A reasonable store person should also not pat an adult (or a kid, BTW) on the head, but her apology seemed sincere
Many stores have signes in politically correct language asking "our handicappped customers to notify an employee if they require assistance" This woiuld have been a raesonable thing to ask for and do.
The second issue would be the accomodations. I would wonder if there is a designated Dressing room that is slightly larger...
Good luck, but,,,,again..I do agree with Trisha on this one....
(who has wanted to sue the world in the past, but has matured and camled down)
In a message dated Tue, 21 Mar 2000 9:26:48 AM Eastern Standard Time, Trisha Cummings <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Hi Joy,
> When I read this - what jumped out at me was - Your father hadn't
> ask anyone's premission to be there. You don't get to drive any speed just
> becasue no other car is on the road - the rules still apply.Well, to be the
> voice of reason here - generally the rules are men aren't allowed in women
> dressing rooms. Keeps down the preverts and peeking toms!! So while the
> saleswoman handled a poprtion of this badly this badly - she also had a
> right to an explantion why he was there. If your dad had simple said he was
> there to help you and why - it looks like it would have been averted - if
> you need special help for a disability - its going to have to be mentioned
> in public. I am sure you can write this up to show the salesperson in the
> worst light possible - but in the future you may want to review a situation
> and see at what point a simple action can divert an unpleasant situation.