[Nfbmo] Have a business that decided to rip me off

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 14 18:11:14 UTC 2014

Hello, Jordan. I don't believe I've seen any responses to your question on
the list, but it may be that I have not been diligent in my search.

It is hard to know how you can do anything that will be economically
significant to you. Filing a court case over fifteen dollars will be a tough
proposition financially. What proof can anyone bring to a court? When it
gets to be my word against your word, how can a judge determine which of us
is telling the truth?

I don't know what the experiences of other people on the list are, but I
don't think this is ever happened to me. My father recently asked me how
many times people have taken advantage of me because I cannot see the bills
that I give them. In truth I can't think of a time when I came up short and
thought it was thievery. I can, however, think of countless times when I
have handed someone a bill, and they have saved me from myself by telling me
that I did not hand them a ten but a twenty. I can also think of humorous
times when this is happened as when I asked a waitress to accompany me
through a salad bar that cost six dollars, meant to give her a ten,
accidentally gave her a twenty dollar bill, and didn't realize it until she
jumped over the bar, gave me a kiss, and told me that she had prayed to God
that very morning about how she was going to make her rent and that I had
given her enough to do that. I liked the hug, enjoyed the kiss, and did not
tell her that I had made a mistake and only intended to give her four
dollars for the trip to the salad bar. I was plenty content to, at least for
that moment, be the agent that God had promised.



-----Original Message-----
From: Nfbmo [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jordan Gallacher
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Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2014 9:36 PM
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Subject: [Nfbmo] Have a business that decided to rip me off

I think we have all probably have had this happen at least once in our
lives, but this seems to be the worst I have ever seen a business do to me.
Read on to find out what happened, and for any Blind person or sighted
person stay away from The Bell in Liberty, MO

I used to be a regular at The Bell until June 29th.  I went there at about
7:00 that night and ordered my usual, the French Dip.  At right about 8:00
the waitress came by and asked if I was ready for my Bill, and I said Yes.
She went away with it, came back, and just threw it on the table.  I never
did locate it.  No big problem for me since I knew what the total was going
to be, $14.50.  I paid in Cash that night.  I had $8.00 of Bills and $17.25
in quarters, which is 69 quarters.  So, I pulled the $8.00 out and counted
out, carefully, $6.50 in quarters, which is 26 quarters.  The waitress comes
back and tries to tell me that I only gave her $9.75.  I knew that not to be
correct, and I stood my ground.  A manager came out and tried the same
stunt, and I finally just got up and left.  I really did not care that I was
told never to come back because I never would go back there after that
anyway.  I arrived back at my apartment and decided to count the quarters I
had remaining in my pocket.  I had 43 quarters remaining.  I find it
absolutely appaling that the owner of the business is not even realizing
that there is a problem and tells me it's my fault.  How do I love it when
businesses try to take advantage of me as a Blind person.  I want to know
how best to proceed against this business at this point.


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