Store owner’s excuse: “I have bills to pay”
WCIV — Kirby Evans, 65, stopped for donuts and a drink at a Forks Pit Stop store in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Shortly after he sat down to eat, he said the manager came up to him.
“Next thing I know, she jerked me into her office,” Evans said. “The words that came out of her mouth hurt me so deep,” Evans said.
He said the manager told him he was scaring away customers and asked him to cover his face or leave.
Evans is used to people staring at him. Seven years ago, he had surgery to remove basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer, from his face.
His left eye and entire nose were removed, leaving his face disfigured.
Evans has come to terms with how he looks, but said Tuesday’s ordeal was truly humiliating, he left the store crying.
His daughter, enraged by the situation, posted about it on social media.
Not long after, a woman who identified herself as the manager responded and defended her decision.
“I run a food service business where people dine in. I do not see absolutely anything wrong with what I did. He would come in at lunch time and sit at the food booths right at my busy time everyday. I have bills to pay …”
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