What an ugly situation this is for all involved. This is one of those ones where I can see both sides.
On the one side, we have Catherine Blow, who wants to go to a certain restaurant and eat. The only problem is she has Huntington’s disease, and it’s gotten so bad that she kind of makes a mess around her whenever she eats. On the other side, we have her preferred restaurant, the Galo D’Ouro who was finding that the messes she was making were causing other customers to leave. So, the owner felt he had no choice but to tell her that she can’t eat there anymore. She’s thinking about suing him for discrimination.
I can so understand her feelings. There’s nothing worse than being told to leave for something you have no control over. And if this is one of the few things she has left to enjoy, that would be, well, a blow to her morale I’m sure.
But I can see his side of it, if it’s as bad as he says it is. I wouldn’t want to be a patron there if every time she moved, she spilled coffee on people and made a big mess around her table. That’s got nothing to do with disability and everything to do with just being gross.
I hope everybody can sort things out without suing. I think that would be the best. At least he’s offering to let her get takeout. I know that’s not the same thing as getting out and having a meal at a restaurant, but it is something.
I feel for the poor woman. Huntington’s Disease, like cancer, is a bitch.