Keke Aghabekian Parrish on Facebook
a year ago
08/29/2020, 02:54 AM
My husband and I were just treated terribly by the manager of this store, Dave Belew(sp?), and will never patronize this store again! We both have respiratory conditions which prohibit us from wearing masks so we went in the store without any, assuming that Hobby Lobby, being a store chain that espouses Christian values, would honor the Americans With Disabilities Act and allow people like us to shop in their store. Boy were we wrong! After we had been in the store for about a half hour DAVE came up to us and with a very sarcastic tone of voice said “did you forget to bring your masks today?!” My husband said “we don’t wear masks,” and DAVE cut him off before he could further elaborate, saying that because of the CDC guidelines, we couldn’t be in the store without wearing masks. My husband said very calmly, “hey I’m not going to give you any problem here,” and waited for DAVE to tell us we had to leave the store, but DAVE didn’t do that, he just abruptly turned and stomped off. He never asked us to leave the store! So we assumed we were allowed to continue shopping. We selected some items to purchase, and were standing in line at the registers waiting to pay when two policemen came up to us and told us we had to leave. My husband clarified with them that DAVE had never actually asked us to leave, and that of course we now would, which we did calmly and without saying another word. My husband and I were both just discriminated against for our health conditions by a Hobby Lobby store manager, who without asking us to leave the store, called the police and wasted their time, apparently just to further bully us! DON’T SHOP AT HOBBY LOBBY STORES!