On 1/8/21 I passed into the door of Ascend, Springfield, IL - Downtown. The young, short woman with long dark hair literally Barked at me as I tried to hand her my I.D. ""Take that hood off your head!" she yelled at me. It was very cold, I pushed the hood back. But before I did I said "Give me a second, please" because my hands were full. There was my purse, Ascend ticket, I'D. No one tells you exactly how to - essentially - get rudely Approved by the brusque, cop-wannabees who are covering the door. If you can't hear well, don't move quickly enough; If you are DISABLED, you WILL be treated badly.
I needed a second to push my hoodie back. By the way, I am white, female and I was freezing. I wore a "hoodie" because when I wear a hat people act very WEIRD. Why do I even have to write this? I have seen these same "Security people" treat Black folks, Brown folks and women over a 'certain' age like TRASH at this site and in other venues so badly. Nice, intelligent people want jobs. Hire friendly, intelligent people to greet your doors, Ascend.
There will always be alternatives to your stores.
This 'security' created so much drama that everyone inside the store was, I realized, sick of her NONSENSE.
January 8, 2021, 1:40 p.m. I don't know this security person's name, but she goes out of her way to make new customers feel unwelcomed. There are so many people who would love to have that job and they have the public relations temperament for it too. This woman made a Disabled person feel humiliate and not worthy to be there.