I came home to check on my elderly mother because she had been stranded by the recent ice storm and we needed to go to our friendly neighborhood pharmacy --that had always been there while I was growing up -- and she needed to get her new prescriptions filled. She has to take a diuretic which is medication designed to get rid of excess bodily fluids that the heart has trouble pumping. Mother has diabetes and the heart trouble. Her doctor is always trying to modify her medications so that she will be with us longer.
We got to Walgreen's and mother had to use the restroom because of the medication that she takes so she went ahead of me and I came out with a cashed paycheck to get her medicine and a few other things because this Walgreen's has traditionally had a lot of nice merchandise at reasonable prices.
Before I could park my truck, my elderly mother is staggering out of the store, almost in tears. Not only had the employees NOT given her the code to access the restroom but she had been accused of being a homeless, illegal Mexican alien who just wanted a place to shoplift.
THE REASON SHE HAD TO GO IN THE RESTROOM WAS BECAUSE OF MEDICATION THAT SHE TAKES TO DRAIN THe EXCESS FLUID FORM HER HEART AND CIRCULATORY SYSTEM!
BUT SHE WON'T BE BUYING IT AT THIS STORE!
My mother's family was settled in Texas when it was still a part of Mexico prior 1840! She was BORN in the United States of America and SPEAKS PERFECT ENGLISH! SHE IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO HAS LIVED HERE ALL OF HER LIFE!
And SO DO I!
As I helped my mother into my truck, I was tempted to go inside and wave the currency from my cashed paycheck in the face of the employees who had insulted my mother but decided against it.
I am not even going to bother to sue these stupid people but I DO think they ripped my mother off by stereotyping and insulting her.
Angry American CItizen