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Hey All just wanted to rant a bit about outrageous treatment! So please forgive me. I went for drinks with my husband and old work friend tonight. At the entrance we were told there was a wait due to private party. 5 minutes later the supervisor arrives to tell us that I’m drunk. Explained I have MS but to no avail and my husband had to insist on calling the manager. At this point I was shaking with stress. Manager arrived, let us in, gave us free food and champagne. All great from him but still raging at the ignorant door staff. love the place but will never go again. MS life is hard enough without this. Fortunately I an still able to work full time but can feel a slow change. Never ever felt like ranting before this but just needed to get it off my chest and beg you all not to go here. We should have a list of MS Unfriendly places to boycott - maybe 4his would raise awareness and change behaviours. M

Unbelievable, ignorant, stupid door staff. I’ve just started using a stick for balance problems. Before that I’d get the odd person looking at me like I’d had a bit too much to drink…I wouldn’t mind but I don’t drink Lol. That’s a good idea to make a list of MS unfriendly places.

Hi, yes if I had experienced that I wouldn’t go back to that place either. Nice of the manager to give you free food and champagne but probably doesn’t make up for your experience at the door. Cheryl:-)

Awful experience for you but at least the manager tried to undo some of the wrong and I am sure you are in no hurry to repeat the experience. In defence I think we are all guilty at times of making assumptions about people. At work I had gone out of my way to help a very scruffy dirty lady with maintaining health and nutrition in several of her animals. I had assumed quite wrongly that she had a limited budget. Turns out this lady was a multi millionaire and owner of the local manor house and estate. Lesson learned and I would assume that the person on the door still has the manager’s reprimand ringing in his ears. Let’s hope he will not jump to conclusions again - I certainly wont.

I think most MS sufferers have been in the situation of walking liked a phished person (some day the police are going to stop me getting into my car) but surely the moment you spoke to them they should have been able to tell that you weren’t drunk.

It is disgraceful behaviour from the staff but I will applaud the manager for trying to make amends. Maybe send a few leaflets to them so they can be educated.

JBK xx

Send an article in to the local newspaper, that’ll shame them!!! X

What a horrible experience! :frowning: At least the manager treated you well, in an attempt to compensate.

I’ve also found since getting a stick that I have a lot less odd looks when I’m out.

Sonia x

Yes, Do get a walking stick - l know l look drunk without - so l do not blame anyone who misjudge [is that a word]. At one time even my voice sounded drunk - or slurred. My husband had a diabetic ‘turn’ whilst driving on the motorway. This was before he knew he was diabetic. He had slumped at the wheel and was driving very slow in the middle lane. The police followed him for sometime then stopped him. They arrested him - handcuffs and all. And took him to a police station. Thankfully, someone recognised the symptoms and he was taken to A&E. lf they hadn’t he would have died. Now he does have his diabetes under control. But l have seen him very ‘violent’ when having one of these turns. He turns into the lncredible Hulk.

So l do not blame the doormen - it is their job to keep out undesireables. And at the sort of money they earn - which would be the basic wage - its a job that anyone with brains would not do.

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Unbelievable, ignorant, stupid door staff. I’ve just started using a stick for balance problems. Before that I’d get the odd person looking at me like I’d had a bit too much to drink…I wouldn’t mind but I don’t drink Lol. That’s a good idea to make a list of MS unfriendly places.

[/quote] I suppose my comments could have been a bit more balanced but hey ho, it was late at night I couldn’t sleep…sometimes I just gotta let the little baddy in me outta the box