|Nolte (Retired Guide Dog)|
Guide dog work- is a joyous- thing!
|Barked: Wed Dec 14, '05 9:50pm PST |
|Go there and DON'T be afraid of confrontation! You are in the right, not them. Bring info on access law, but it sounds like this restaurant is like many other Chinese places and will not pay any heed to the info you supply.
Don't even argue... just walk right in, sit down, and wait for them to take your order. If they refuse, sit right there and call the police on your cell phone.
If the cops claim it's a civil matter, inform them that it is NOT, it's a criminal matter, as the restaurant staff are breaking the law! Don't let them give you any crap.
There's a Chinese restaurant here in our city that tries this crap EVERY time I go in there with my guide dog. I tried the education route the first few times to no avail, so now I just walk in, inform them I'm going to call the police if they refuse to serve me, and they serve me and there's no problem. Yes, they do try to rush me and my friends or family thru our meals, but we just take our time and enjoy ourselves. We DO NOT let them have the upper hand. I'm in the right, not them.
You need to stand up for your rights... don't let these people bully you. It's sad that the old woman with the guide dog didn't press charges... she would've won hands (er, paws?) down! And you will too if they refuse you service and you make a case against them.