Robert Beauchamp of Weston, known by everyone around as Ziggy, has filed a lawsuit, claiming that he was turned down for a job at the local convenience store Trex Mart due to his age.
The suit comes as a surprise to the people of Weston, because Ziggy has been comfortably retired from TWA since…well, since TWA.
In an exclusive interview with KCTV3 investigative reporter Debbie Turner, Ziggy said, “Since this is in litigation, I can’t say much, but I’ll tell ya this. I went in there and got my coffee like I always do, and then I was scratchin’ a lottery ticket, one of them Monopoly ones, when Jim says, 'Ziggy, you should work here since you’re here all the time anyway,' and I says, 'No, I’d be late ‘cause I never know what time I’ll get around,' and Jim says, 'But people like ya and they’d come by to visit and buy donuts and stuff,' and then I says, 'Well I can’t stand up all damn day, and I can’t sit for long either, and I have to feed the cats and dogs them assholes keep dumpin’ at the home place and you already know if I’m gone too long Millie gets mad and burns my supper.'
“Then Jim says, 'But you could get your coffee for free if you work here,' and I says, 'Get me an application,' and I filled it out best I could what with my arthritis, except the part about previous employer addresses and references and a bunch of other nonsense. So I go in for my coffee like I always do, and Jim never mentions it again and a week later some kid ain't old enough to sell beer is in there makin’ coffee and sellin’ the donuts. It just ain’t right.”
When reached for comment, Trex Mart manager Jim Sutton said, “Coffee. Donuts. I think we can settle this through mediation.”
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