Wallmart Complaint - discrimination and bad service
BERRYVILLE, ARKANSAS -- On December 23,2003. Berryville Walmart.
I am a man over sixty years old. My partner is over seventy. We have not been feeling well and thus: when we drove up to the store to buy one item my partner pulled up and out of the way in front of the store. We were not parked, the motor was running and we were out of the way of all traffic. Yes, we were in a fire zone, but due to us feeling so badly we didn't see any harm, and especially with the motor running and me in the car.
The "cart pusher" (Doug is his name) came walking up to the car and glared into the window. Saying nothing he pulled out a walkie talkie and I could tell by the body language that he was "reporting us". I stepped out of the car and told him I would move the automobile. Even though I do not have a drivers license.
His remark was "you better."
I was so taken back by Doug's attitude that I pulled the car over to a parking area and went into the store. I told my partner not to purchase the item he had got and ended up taking it to the service department, telling them how Doug
had treated us and got our money back.
As we walked out of the store Dough was there and said "You better get your fag asses out of here."
With him making that type of remark I went back into the store and spoke with the manager, Jim. (or John). I told him the situation. Told him we had traded in this store for over twelve years and could not believe that someone working for Walmart would say such a thing. The manager made no comment of to what he would do with Doug and I left.
Doug is still working there and infact, we went to the pharmacy today and he saw my partner and made it a point to sneer at him.
I have always used Walmart. Even in Dallas Texas we used the super center. And I have never been treated in such a horrible way. I am reporting this to any and all that I can. And I hope that I can hear some positive results in an action taken towards Doug.
Yes, we are gay as a great deal of the people in this area are. We are also business owners in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The people that I have spoken with in Eureka Springs have been taken back also. Very disappointed in Walmart.
Yours very truly,