Way on the other side of the world, a group of 11 friends made reservations and paid for a table at a posh Mumbai nightclub. When they arrived, the staff refused entry to one person in the group, a bank employee, because he uses a wheelchair. The staff said if he wanted to go in, they’d lift him out of his chair and put him in a seat inside, leaving the chair out on the street.
The club manager said the wheelchair would take up space and might have disturbed the other guests.
Reading this brought back unpleasant memories.