Wetherspoon employees urge a woman with Parkinson’s disease to leave because they believe she is inebriated.
Wetherspoon staff asked a woman with Parkinson’s disease to leave because they assumed she was inebriated.
Helen Fish, 60, and her full-time caretaker husband Martin went to the Tafarn Y Porth pub in Caernarfon, north Wales, on Friday, July 9. Mrs Fish claimed that after a few drinks, a member of the bar staff approached her and informed her she had had enough alcohol and should leave.
“You may leave once you’ve eaten these – you’ve had enough,” a member of staff allegedly responded, prompting Mrs Fish to explain her situation to the woman.
Mrs Fish, on the other hand, told Wales Online that she received no apology and was angry as a result.
“The young girl came over and said, ‘You may leave once you’ve finished them – you’ve had enough,’” claimed the former fuel station worker, who has had the condition for 15 years.
“When my husband inquired as to what she meant, she answered, ‘Your wife is falling all over the place.’
“So I explained that I have Parkinson’s disease, which causes me to shake and sway. To be honest, I can’t sit still; I slip and slide while sitting and am always slipping off chairs. But the girl could only respond, “I’ll be keeping an eye on you,” with no apology or anything.
“I had a walking stick, a morphine pump around my neck, and my medicines were scattered on the table.”
“How could somebody look at me and not conclude that I’m having a problem?”
“I’ve put up with people gazing at me for years, but I’ve never been told to leave a pub because someone mistook me for a drunk before.”
I explained that I have Parkinson’s disease, which causes me to shake and sway. I honestly can’t sit still; I slip and slide while sitting and am always falling off seats.
Helen Fish is a writer who lives in the United
The pair was on vacation in Caernarfon from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, and had had a walk down the waterfront before going to the bar.
Mrs Fish complained to the bar management after the conversation with the staff.
He, on the other hand, is said to have told her that she had irritated one of his employees.
The business has since issued an apology for the error.
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