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Another blind person asked to leave a coffee shop

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littlemisssarcastic Thu 11-Aug-11 23:46:12

but it appears the shop owner is not going to back down easily angry

HoneyPablo Fri 12-Aug-11 08:37:19

Idiot man. I worked in a cafe once and a child was sick on the (new) carpet. Should we have banned all children?
In fact, we were so busy that I don't think anybody else even noticed.

BetsyBoop Fri 12-Aug-11 09:32:39

They've got form ,they also don't allow breastfeeding mothers

If they carry on banning like this they will have no customers left...shame...

TimeWasting Fri 12-Aug-11 09:44:58

Respectable business-owning scum right there.

littlemisssarcastic Fri 12-Aug-11 11:35:22

BetsyBoop My goodness, it gets worse. sad angry

organicgardener Fri 12-Aug-11 14:43:45

Both the owners were in agreement about the banning.

As they were in the breastfeeding shenanigans.

The comment "Idiot Man" wasn't needed.

HoneyPablo Fri 12-Aug-11 14:47:16

Ok, sorry, should have been idiot man and woman.

organicgardener Fri 12-Aug-11 14:49:44

Agreed honey wink

I hope the locals boycott the place.

GrownUpNow Fri 12-Aug-11 14:52:57

That dog is absolutely gorgeous. So beautiful!

NoMoreWasabi Fri 12-Aug-11 15:18:23

Chains often get a bad press but they can often be better at accessibility issues than some independent places because they've got a head office doing the thinking of these things for them.

FWIW, guide dogs in training are often out and about near where I live and you often see them in Starbucks with their trainers.

Tenebrist Fri 12-Aug-11 16:17:57

Surely if the owners are breaking equality laws they could simply be prosecuted - on at least two counts, it seems.

Maybe the cafe should put up a sign like from the 1950s 'No dogs, no Irish', instead it would be 'No guide dogs, no breastfeeding' and a few other pieces of lunacy.

At times like this Britain seems a very primitive place to be - riots and destruction on the one hand and neurotic, ignorant discrimination on the other.

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