Wednesday, July 16, 2008


A hearing impaired woman has filed a lawsuit in Federal court because she said a McDonald's refused to let her order food at the window and insisted that she use the microphone at the menu board.

First of all, McDonald's is PRIVATE PROPERTY. As far as I'm concerned any private property owner should be allowed to discriminate against anyone for any reason they want to. They should not be FORCED to provide facilities to accommodate any particular class of people.

The woman in the story has no more RIGHT to order anything from McDonald's than I have to go in to her home and raid her refrigerator without her permission. They should have the absolute right to refuse service to her and/or insist that she follow their procedures for ordering.

She could have gone inside to order but nooooooooo... She says that she has autistic children and it can make it problematic for her to go inside.

Now get this part, it's important: "It's not appropriate for a hearing-impaired person to be forced to go inside because of their disability, when ... other drive-thru, fast-food restaurants have a policy to allow deaf and hard-of-hearing people to order at the drive-thru window."

Did you catch that? Other restaurants have policies that accommodate her needs but she is going to insist and subsequently try to cash in on the fact that a particular restaurant accommodate her desires.

Personally, I'd like to see this woman lose her lawsuit and be forced to pay the legal expenses McDonald's incurs for this. Furthermore, I'd like to see the American's with Disabilities Act revoked because it's cost us billions through it's sheer stupidity and it will only continue to cost us more.