Hull Woman Banned From Asda For Calling Shop Assistant A 'D***head'
Well, we say argued, she did call the shop assistant a 'd***head'. That's not really on, if true.
However, 29-year-old Rakel Bryan said that she only called the shop worker that 'as a joke' when she was asked to present identification to buy a pack of cigarette papers.
As Hull Live reports, Bryan went into her local Asda store on Hull's Beverley Road and asked for a pack of Zig-Zag rolling papers.
To her surprise, the man working the tills asked her for ID.
Bryan explained: "I said 'aw shut up d***head', as a joke. I thought he was laughing with me and then he said, 'no I'm being serious'.
"I said 'how dare you ID me?'.
"I had a panic attack, I felt like everyone was staring at me."
After that, a confrontation followed and eventually Ms Bryan was taken off the premises by a security guard.
The following day, she attempted to go back to the shop but was told she'd been given a three year ban.
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That led to a meeting with the manager, she arranged it for that Friday afternoon. Once she arrived, she was shocked to learn the reason she'd been banned.
Ms Bryan continued: "He was rude and didn't listen to what I had to say and said the reason I was banned was because I had been racist.
"I'm not a racist, I had an ex-boyfriend who was black."
Bryan denies the allegations of racism.
She then returned on Thursday, accompanied by a friend. The pair entered the store after being told that she was allowed in by a member of staff guarding the entrance.
Once again, other members of staff confronted her and she was told to leave the premises.
Rakel's friend Roxanne Marshall added: "She was told she could come in. She only had a stew pack and some sausages.
"As I was walking up I could see two staff verbally abusing her. They were right in her face. I said 'there is no need for that, it's bullying.'
"They told her 'you're never coming in here again.'"
A spokesperson for Asda said: "While we would never discuss individual circumstances, we take any concerns of this nature seriously and will not tolerate any form of abuse or discrimination towards our customers or colleagues."
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