I always want to make sure that everything I say/write is correct.
The potted plant I mentioned belongs to the Epicenter (the building rental) and not the Vida Cantina itself. When they heard of my problem and was made aware of the issue it was removed. While I am thrilled that the one very small issue was resolved, I wonder how many wheelchair-bound, stroller-pushing, walker-dependent patrons had to make their way past that plant without saying anything.
Mike was kind and insisted on treating my family to dinner.
I don’t know the ADA laws well enough to say if laws were broken of if a place is compliant.
The Vida Cantina says it’s compliant and I believe them.
All I can say for sure is whether or not something worked for me. As I was struck by handbags and purchases and banged into bodies and chars, I didn’t feel terribly complied with.
As with any PLACE. ADA compliance means you did the minimum required. You did what you HAD to do to fulfill that law. I’m supposed to be satisfied.
If the food was served lukewarm and the silverware was dirty, the staff would hear about it. The customer deserved better than that. They don’t get minimum.
What if your ob/gyn gave you minimum care?
What if a mechanic gives you the bare minimum?
What if a loved one were dying and the ambulance driver gave you just enough speed to meet the law.
Now, those are extreme examples.
BUT SOMETIMES. the minimum just isn’t enough.
Thank you to the Vida Catina for dong what they HAD to. But here’s hoping they choose to do what they CAN do.