This is the first time I have ever complained online. I wrote a letter to Walmart, BUT, I did not receive a response( no surprise there).
I have Graves Disease, which if you are not familiar with it, has a whole list of problems. Among them, your eyes bulge out. On top of that, I was in a car accident and have problems with my jaw/teeth(from the air-bag deploying). Anyway.
during October of this year I went to Wlamart to pick up things for my kids for trick-or-treating, including "zombie" makeup. As the clerk was ringing up my order, she looked at me and started to laugh. i was puzzled, I asked her "What's so funny?" She said, "nothing". She kept on ringing my total.
She was a young girl about 19. There were a couple of other teens behind me in line. She then began looking back at them and "smirking". I was totally puzzled.
I paid for my items and left. I took about 15 steps and then realized that i forgot a bag that was sitting alongside the bag carousel, and turned to walk back and retrieve it. When I approached the check out that I had just left. I overheard the clerk saying, "I know, she doesn't need zombie makeup, I thought her eye was gonna fall out on the belt".
then heard laughting. I could only see the back of the clerk(so she was unaware I was approaching her). I stopped in my tracks, horrified, I turned back around and left the store. I even left my bag of (paid for )catfood sitting there.
I guess I should have approached someone, a manager or someone. But, at the time I was so close to bursting into tears, I just wanted the safety of my car. I am so ashamed of how i look, i know I look different, but I thought Walmart was a mix of all kinds. I wasn't shopping at Rodeo Drive with all of the rich and snobby people.
I was at my Wal Mart! Since then I do not shop anymore, and rarely leave the house. I do not go to outside activities at my children's schools and basically dropped out of life. My doctor has had to put on antidepressants for depression.
UNTIL you find yourself "left-out" of society ad overlooked because you "look" different you have no idea what it is like.
I wrote to Wal Mart. They have never responded.
I cannot believe that they have employees treating disabled persons this way. What is the world coming to?