Saturday, January 17, 2009

Update on 7-11 and other family stuff

Some of you have asked if there is any update from what happened the other day at 7-11 and I am sorry to say that I am very unhappy with the way the company has handled things. After calling corporate in Dallas it took two days for a local rep. to call me back. Then all he did was leave me a message saying that he had talked to the manager there and that they had reviewed the tape and he was sorry that it happened. That "these things happen". He did leave me a number and told me I could call him back if I wanted to talk with him. I called the first thing the next morning and left him a very long message telling him I was NOT satisfied and asked him to call me again. That was Friday and I still have not heard back from him. He also told me he would follow up with an email which he has not done (yes I checked the junk mail to make sure).
I'm really irritated by all of this, but I am going to let it drop because to be honest I don't think it will do a darn bit of good to keep stirring things up. My daughter talked with the police again and they again said she could charge the woman with assault, but that since she hit her back that the woman can counter charge and it then turns into a big mess. At this point they both have agreed to just drop it.
The store obviously is not going to accept any responsibility and have just convientantly not told the district manager the "entire story" since he did not seem to know about the comments that were made that it was ok to run my daughter over. I could push it, but I have the feeling if I did that he young ladies at the store might turn out to cause problems for my daughter on a personal level. The young woman who assaulted my daughter lives in a very bad neighborhood which just happens to be a few streets over from me. This area is so bad that it once had to have its own police station and a young man was shot there just a few months ago..These are not the kind of people you want to have coming after you. I fear for my daughter because she works two jobs and one of them is nights and many times goes home to an empty house. Her boyfriend also works at night and is sometimes gone over night. Although she lives about 7 miles from me, I don't want these people following her and harassing her.

I worry enough about her being a single mom and never knowing when my grandson's biological dad is just going to show up and bother them.
He only lives two miles from her and is a known crack head. We have had several people tell us that he is really bad now and I have even had one of his neighbors report to me that the federal agents are watching the house...I hope they catch him and lock him away. Good bye to bad rubbish is all I have to say.
He is a dead beat dad who has not seen his son in over a year and does not pay a nickle in child support. Matter of fact she has to go to court this coming Tues. because he is trying to get the support lowered. He is 4,000.00 dollars behind now. Child support enforcement is already handing the case, so we are not sure if the judge will allow it to be lowered or not. The judges in our city are idiots though and we have dealt with them before so it would not surprise me if they don't agree for a lower amount. My grandson is three and he (the sperm donor crack head) already has father another little boy who is two and as far as we know does not support..and we recently heard he has another child with a third woman on the way.
I will let you know how things go on Tues...
Oh and someone had asked how old my daughter was. She is 24 and weighs about 110 pounds soaking wet. I guess people try to intimidate her but trust me she has a mouth and will use it when the need arises, and yes she gets that from me.

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Blogger Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Patty for the update. I think you are wise to just forget about it--and just don't ever go into a 7/11 again!!! The thing that scares me the most is the type of people you are dealing with--who live a few streets away in a bad neighborhood. They could really cause your daughter and you alot of anguish if you push them. People like that are best left alone.. 'Taint worth it!!!!! Just my humble opinion!!!

Sorry to hear about your daughter's problems with her 'ex.' Sounds like a real loser. I'm glad she (daughter) is a strong young woman.

Hugs to you both..

January 17, 2009 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger hippymummy said...

it's a sad sign of the times we live in that we learn to "shut up and put up" rather than reap the repercussions of trying to stand up for our rights. I'm glad that you're both ok after the horrible few days that you've had. Sadly it's also the case that it's generally - but not always i hasten to add before someone corrects me - the men who walk away scott free and the mams who're left to cope alone , very often with no support, either moral or financial. I find myself at the ripe old age of 41 a single mam living on state disability benefits with not a penny of financial support from anyone. When i got married and we'd bought our own home there was no way i'd ever've imagined that i'd end up like this! Sometimes you just can't envisage the way things will turn out, but there you go. It sounds like your daughter is a strong young lady and her son will know as he grows up that it's his mam who's loved and cared for him all these years and that his dad's a complete waste of space - if he's still around by then, Crack heads don't generally have a real long life expentancy do they? Your daughter's better off without him. (((hugs))) to you both xXx

January 18, 2009 at 6:42 AM  
Anonymous Mama Kelly said...

I am sorry to real that 7-11 corporate didn't do or say more in regards to your daughter's situation. I agree with you though that it is probably time to drop it, as the potential repercussions outweigh any possible benefit.

I hope that her court date goes smoothly and goes in her favor.

January 18, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Shellmo said...

Hi Patty - glad you posted an update! I agree w/ the others - don't you or your daughter go into that 7-11 again. They do not deserve your busines and it doesn't sound safe. it is crazy times we are living in now - and you never know what people are capable of. My husband reminds me all the time - (he was in federal law enforcement) - you could mouth off to the wrong person and they could pull a gun. Be safe - you and your daughter!!

January 18, 2009 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

So sorry to hear all the things are happening to your family.
I know getting any place with big wigs can be a pain but don't despair.
One thing calling and calling will get results "the squeaky wheel get oiled"
Plus the pen is might tool as you write letter to the head quarters add some extra name to your letter head such as your attorney general of your state and your elective officals.
No one likes to deal with court and lawyers of any size.

Coffee is on.

January 18, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Hi Patty:-)

I've just caught up with your last few posts and omigosh, I can't get over what happened at that 7-11!! You have every right to be angry at the way it was all handled. That's just terrible. Makes you wonder what this world is coming to!!

I so enjoyed your posts regarding the marine museum, I love stuff like that too. Those figureheads are just gorgeous, aren't they!!

LOVE your new header and background:-) xoxo

January 19, 2009 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Sometimes you just got to let things go. Let Karma deal with it instead of the anger eating away at you.


January 19, 2009 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I guess I'm not really surprised that 7-11 took no responsibility for this mess and chalked it up to "these things happen". Disappointed yes but surprised - no.

I'm sure it's best to let it go at this point and concentrate on better things rather than continue to agitate yourself about it.

January 19, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

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