Northwest NEWS

April 24, 2000

Editorial

Owner should train employees to use good judgment in the future

   As a business owner, I was appalled by the letter from Tina and Dan Sander. I would like to think that the way she was treated is not standard practice for businesses in Woodinville.

   It is one thing to have a policy regarding the use of bathrooms for patrons, but in this case, common sense and common decency should have prevailed. It concerns me, though, that the owner of that business agreed with his employees and manager, instead of training them to use their judgment should a situation like that arise again.

   We have never refused anyone the use of our restroom and have never had a problem.

Eugene Mazzola, Woodinville