I wish we could all sit outside and enjoy some lemonade on this beautiful Friday afternoon and celebrate that hopefully in light of this difficult experience some good has come with much work to be done. We have heard from long-time friends, previous colleagues, strangers that have reached out that now feel like friends. Seeing the numbers that read the various blogs lifted us, and it is our hope that further education will benefit many happened. Each of your comments brightened our day and helped us to continue to be assertive.
Updates: Ann Taylor has reached out. I have spent much time talking with them and helping them understand the seriousness of the mistakes not just for me but for so many others. I explained how disheartening it was for people to take the time from their busy lives to submit a comment and then to have a incorrect response back from their headquarters. They have acknowledged they made some big mistakes. They are working on making that right through future education to their employees and giving back to an incredible organization. I encouraged them to spread the message to all their employees and pay it forward. I hope I have more to share as real results and action happen.
Some of you have asked about Cricket. In the KSL clip, she is walking with a pink bandage on her foot. She tore her nail last Saturday evening and had a minor surgery to take care of the problem. She is recovering and doing very well. Thanks for your love for her, too. She is an incredible soul and guide dog.
Tonight we went out to dinner. After taking our orders, the waiter said the manager will be over. For a minute, I experienced panic uh oh, would I be asked to leave! Of course not! He didn't even make a comment about my guide dog. No big deal, she was lying under the table. The manager was coming over to scratch off our card to learn how much savings we would get on our dinner :). I smiled as I enjoyed my strawberry lemonade! I also recognized it will take some time for me to settle back in and remember that indeed Cricket and I have the right to follow our dreams in so many ways including entering any stores that we choose.
Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you again. I hope there is more good to share soon.