Bathroom pay-for-a-seat policies at MACC shameful

Shame on the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

I have been in venues all over the world and I have never been refused a seat on the toilet until April 26 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

I know that times are tough on Maui, but I find it disturbing that the Maui Arts & Cultural Center is now selling seats to its toilets. And if you can’t afford the extra cost for the elitist gold wristband, you’re relegated to the port-a-potties out in the field.

I am handicapped, so to be turned away was a bit disconcerting. But if that wasn’t enough, when I got to the handicapped port-a-potties I was turned away again because I wasn’t in a wheelchair.

I’m not sure if either instance was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but I’m sure of one thing – it was oh so tacky.

Hillary Palmer