My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thank you Ann Taylor

I had the privilege of spending the morning at Ann Taylor in City Creek. They welcomed me and Cricket with open arms with their warmth and kindness and yummy treats. We spent an hour sharing our story and answering questions. I am so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to returning to their store. They are on 'our team'.

My birthday is around the corner so it couldn't have come at a better time to return. Steve can feel like he can go in there and get amazing assistance on finding a fun new outfit for me :)! I will wear their clothes not only because I love them, but they will represent a journey of growth, learning and forgiveness.

Seriously, it was a very healing experience to be so welcomed, have them acknowledge and make such an effort. Thank you! They tell me it is in to wear polka dots and stripes together! Cricket and I look forward to returning and hope if you love Ann Taylor, you will give them another chance. I sure hope for second chances.


12 comments:

GOOSE said...

Woo Hoo!! So glad it went well. Four paws up. :)
Blessings,
Goose

Elle J said...

Smiling with you!! YAY You and Ann Taylor!

Brittany said...

I'm so happy it went well! You are so brave to go in and help educate them after such a rotten experience.

3 labs 4 me said...

What a great outcome. I've been avoiding Ann Taylor, but I will go into their store now that they've made things right with you!
I'm glad that you were able to educate & bring awareness to Ann Taylor.
You rock Becky Andrews!
xoxo

Karen said...

Glad it went so well!!! How could they not love you and gain a greater understanding of a disability but great great ability to do so much good!!!

Retired Duo said...

I'm glad the problem with Ann Taylor has been resolved to the benefit of everyone. In the future, I'll bet they go out of their way to help anyone with a disability - whether or not a service dog is involved. Thanks, Becky, for taking the high road. And thanks, Ann Taylor, for admitting you were wrong and making amends.
Pat

Grandma & Grandpa said...

So glad that it went so well!! It sounds like it was a positive experience for everyone. When I get to Oregon again, it's back to Ann Taylor I go. (I love their clothes too!) Good for you, Becky, and good for them too. Glad it was resolved so happily.

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Fran said...

I am so happy about this outcome. On so many levels. The most important being "forgiveness" .... it is such a gift to others and to ourselves. Good for you, Becky! Thanks for sharing. Okay, I'll shop there again. At least YOU know where MY loyalty was!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

I am thrilled to read this post. I would LOVE to know more about the things you discussed and how they were received. I think this could be empowering for others to read as well. Thank you for all you're doing.

william Peace said...

I sincerely hope this corporation will use this event to create a national effort to eradicate disability based discrimination. Imagine if the company embraced disability issues and made their stores and website a model for others to aspire to. Why they could even actively seek to hire employees with disabilities. Somehow I doubt this rosy idea will come to fruition.