A Blind Metairie man sues McDonald’s for refusing drive-thru service


A blind Metairie Louisiana man is suing McDonald’s because he says the fast food chain’s late-night drive-thru policy discriminates against people who are visually impaired.

According to court documents, Scott Magee of Metairie, La., was laughed at and refused service when he tried to order food from the drive-thru window during McDonald’s “late-night” hours in August of 2015.

Magee said he felt “ashamed” following the incident, and noted that it was not the first time the chain denied him service.

During the “late-night” hours, many McDonald’s locations close the main dining rooms and only serve food through the drive-thru windows. According to the suit, McDonald’s policy not to serve pedestrians through the drive-thru window, denies service to those who are unable to drive.

In the court documents, which were filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Magee notes that the drive-thru windows “lack any meaningful accommodation for the blind.”

“Because McDonald’s does not permit pedestrians to order from its drive-thru windows, the blind are totally precluded from accessing the defendant’s products during late night hours,” according to the court document.

The court documents allege that the restaurants are violating basic equal access requirements under federal law.

The lawyer involved in the case, Roberto Luis Costales, told the Chicago Tribune, the issue could easily be resolved by McDonald’s allowing blind customers to call and order food, which would be brought out to them by staff.

McDonald’s told the Associated Press it will not comment on pending litigation.

Wal*Rot


As previously posted on my Facebook page:

Wal*Rot
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So I went to Wal-Mart shopping locally unfortunately on top of that Over all experience was worsened by the fact that the Wal-Mart produce department manager had decided to put out 10 pound bags of potatoes for a dollar each. This would not have been horrifying except for the fact that the potatoes were rotting in the Bins. There were not one but two of these truck bins Full of potatoes you could not smell the apples or the tomatoes or really any of the fruit because of the overpowering stench from the rotting potatoes. Now I’m the first person to advocate price dropping and a dollar for 10 pounds of potatoes especially given the economic climate and the fact that a 10 pound bag of potatoes is hardly heard of and would be a welcome change however reality says that this is an out of the ordinary experience so is this such a bad economy that people going to Wal-Mart should have to put up with rotting vegetables in the bin? Is it really all that bad? Is Wal-Mart going to really lose that much money by donating their rotting potatoes to a homeless soup kitchen or someone that could easily dispose of them do they have to expose their customers to the lovely aroma of rotting potatoes that this is something that you would have by accident if you had left the potatoes in your kitchen. So I have left Wal-Mart a complaint like that that’s going to do any good.It’s quite sad and low prices are one thing but a very low-quality experience at your shop is another paying a dollar for the bag of potatoes could not have possibly made up for the experience it is not a matter of pride.I don’t think the potatoes would have been fit for human consumption at this point probably not the ones at the bottom of the shipping bin. So anyhow, I ended up with the bag of sweet onions my wife wanted the small package of mushrooms and a healthy dose of regret. Someone may have it bad enough that a dollar for 10 pounds of potatoes seems like a bargain seriously, But to add insult to financial injury on the part of Wal-Mart by expecting the public to purchase rotting vegetables is shameful and I would be remiss if I did not point it out. It really worries me that a corporation of the size and stature of Wal-Mart resorts to putting these potatoes out for public consumption. In the past I have come across ham In a different Wal-Mart’s deli cases not where they cut your Luncheon meat but where you pick out your own half ham or turkey, Only to see that the dates had been rubbed off scratched off generally obfuscated leaving the customer to buy meat months out of date –literally. The potential for actual food poisoning in that case is much greater. The only reason I bring that up is because I had to mention that Wal-Mart is indeed capable of things worse than selling 10 pound bags of potatoes for a dollar ( that are rotting). The store number is 0501 the manager is Manuel Martinez the store telephone is 601-649-6191. If you happen to have also shopped at the Wal-Mart in Laurel on 31 October, and had this unpleasant experience with the rotting potatoes and vegetable produce section please do let them know.you can also comment at Wal-Mart.com., this is not a tear down on Wal-Mart, had this happened at Piggly Wiggly, Kroger, or any other local grocery I would say the same thing. Continue reading “Wal*Rot”

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STROKE has a new indicator….IMPORTANT!!


STROKE has a new indicator….IMPORTANT!!.

 

Clot causing Stroke

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters….. S. T. R.

STROKE  IDENTIFICATION:

During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) …she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. 

RECOGNIZING A STROKE    Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and

Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a  bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S  *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T  *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A

SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently)

(i.e. “It is sunny out today”.)

R  *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE:  Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved. 

I have done my part. Will you?