I finally found a dealer to work with on my car hunt. I shared my story and explained what I needed. While doing paperwork there was a thing on the news about that woman in N. Carolina fighting the restaurant that won’t let her Autistic son eat there because he make to much noise. this restaurant owner actually said on tv that “she can’t believe they actually take a child like that out in public”.
At this point one of the sales lady screams “that’s bullshit”. Keep in mind this one of the largest dealers in Ohio. She went on to bash the special needs mother in her quest to fight intollerance. The sales lady said a child with Autism just needs dicipline. Autism isn’t an excuse to misbehave. She just kept going on and on and on. I was so angry I was shaking. About 6 employes in all were bashing this poor woman on the news. I was texting Lizze as it was happening. everything in me was screaming for me to confront her. I didn’t say anything cause I desprately needed their help and they had a few vans for me that would work.
I had leave for a bit to pick up Gavin from school while they were getting the van ready. The more I thought about it the more I couldn’t move past the comments made. I got a call from the dealership saying the van was ready and I told the sales guy what had happened and that I had heard everything. I told him it was discusting, immoral and intollerant. I said that no matter how bad I needed that van (and I’m desprate at this point) I was never going to do business with them.
Some may say not to bite the hand that feeds you. I just wanted to be able to look my kids in the eye. I feel degraded and humiliated enough not being able to provide better for my family but to have to rely on someone that feels that way about my kids was just more then I could bare. I would think about those things that were said every time I drove the car. I can’t seem to give my family what we need but at least I preserved our dignity. I just felt walking away was the right thing to do even if it meant no car.
I placed a call to the GM of this dealership and will share that in a later post.