Hotel Employee Refuses To Show Kid On Spectrum What's In The Wallet

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What would you do if a child demanded to know what's in your wallet? A hotel worker found himself in a difficult situation when a child on the spectrum became fixated on the contents of his wallet. The child's parents explained that not knowing what's inside things is one of his triggers and begged the worker to open his wallet. However, the worker refused, causing the child to have a full-blown meltdown. The situation escalated quickly, and the worker had to threaten to call the police to get the family to leave. Who do you think was in the wrong here? Read on for more details.

Frustrated Redditor vents about hotel employee's discrimination against autistic child.

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Heartwarming interaction between hotel employee and curious child 🧒💼

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Empathy goes a long way, even for those not on spectrum ❤️

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Empathy is key, but is it okay to not open wallet?

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Hotel employee denies child with autism access to wallet 💰

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Hotel employee denies help to autistic child, creates scene. 😡

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Redditors weigh in on who's at fault in wallet incident 🤔

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Redemption after anger: clarifications on hotel employee incident.

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

No security in outdated hotel puts guests at risk 🚫🏨

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Employee clarifies intention behind calling police in hotel incident

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Hotel employee clarifies why wallet was in plain sight 🤔

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Police brutality not expected in Canada, despite isolated incidents 🇨🇦

writeanotherwoods | writeanotherwoods

Hotel employee causes meltdown in child on spectrum over wallet

A hotel employee has caused controversy after refusing to show a child with autism what was inside his wallet. The child's parents explained that not knowing what was inside things was one of his triggers, and that he needed to know or he would have a full-blown meltdown. However, the employee refused to open his wallet, causing the child to hyperventilate and scream. The situation escalated, with the employee threatening to call the police if the family did not leave. The incident has sparked debate online, with many people questioning the employee's actions. Some have argued that he should have been more accommodating to the child's needs, while others have defended his right to privacy. Regardless of opinions, this incident highlights the challenges that people with autism and their families face on a daily basis. In the next section, we will take a look at some of the reactions to this story and what it says about our understanding of autism and neurodiversity.

Parents shouldn't expect strangers to cater to their child's needs. NTA.

Reasonable_racoon | Reasonable_racoon

Parents failing to establish boundaries for child with mental disability.

TheBrassDancer | TheBrassDancer

Protecting personal information at work is important 🛡️

tealcandtrip | tealcandtrip

As a special education teacher, NTA for setting boundaries.

coconutshave | coconutshave

NTA. The hotel employee had every right to refuse. 💼

Reisevi3ber | Reisevi3ber

Parenting a child with sensory issues is challenging 😔

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

Setting boundaries for neurodivergent children is important for their development 💼

MinsAino | MinsAino

Commenter shuts down inappropriate comparison with witty response

SoringDay | SoringDay

Commenter calls out entitlement and predicts inappropriate behavior.

Septicphallus | Septicphallus

Respect privacy but overreacted. NT*.

Noltonn | Noltonn

Protect your privacy and don't let others shame you. 🛡️

RavenclawTimelord17 | RavenclawTimelord17

Parents need to handle difficult situations with their child 💼

SantaPachaMama | SantaPachaMama

Mind your own business 💁‍♀️

jizz_squirrel | jizz_squirrel

Protecting personal info is important, NTA for setting boundaries 👍

chiggenNuggs | chiggenNuggs

Parent of autistic child shares advice on teaching boundaries 👏

GeminiStarbright | GeminiStarbright

Comment and reply show disappointment with lack of controversy 😒

Leadburner | Leadburner

Teaching kids with autism to accept the world's limitations 👍

Medical_Island2154 | Medical_Island2154

Setting boundaries with entitled parents. 🚫🙅‍♂️

Amaranth-13 | Amaranth-13

Autistic mentor defends employee, calls out ableist parents. 🧠

Dangerous_Beans74 | Dangerous_Beans74

Empathetic NTA employee avoids potential scam by not showing wallet.

La_Peregrina | La_Peregrina

Respecting boundaries while accommodating special needs. 🧩

pooptriceratops | pooptriceratops

Commenter doubts story and defends employee's actions. 🤔

Trick_Force | Trick_Force

Expert explains why demanding others open their wallets is maladaptive 🤔

OrganizationApart337 | OrganizationApart337

Is it a scam or a case of ableism? 🤔

noannoyingsounds | noannoyingsounds

Comment section went off-topic with a Brad Pitt joke.

kingofmankind | kingofmankind

Support for parenting a child on the spectrum 💙

Soiree1999 | Soiree1999

Managing a child on the spectrum is the parents' responsibility 💼

PurpleWomat | PurpleWomat

Standing up for employee's right to privacy during child's tantrum 💼

ReallyNow86 | ReallyNow86

Empty wallet saves the day, not the a**hole move 😉

Mary_Misanthrope | Mary_Misanthrope

Responsibility vs Accommodation for Neurodivergent Child 🤔

Iwasinthedabsquad | Iwasinthedabsquad

Setting boundaries for individuals with autism is necessary. 🧩

HomelyHobbit | HomelyHobbit

Privacy concerns raised after hotel employee's wallet encounter

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Parent defends hotel employee's decision during child's meltdown.

Impressive_Tie965 | Impressive_Tie965

Respectful boundaries for children with differences 🤝

sangfoudre | sangfoudre

Teaching boundaries to kids on the spectrum 🧐

darklinghate | darklinghate

A person on the spectrum reminds us that it's not our job to parent other people's kids, especially when they have little impulse control. The parents need to find a way to teach their child what is and isn't appropriate.

UmbralHollow | UmbralHollow

Providing assistance is important, but parents need to do more 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Respect privacy, NTA. Empathy important when dealing with disabilities.

mattpel1 | mattpel1

ASD mom defends hotel employee for refusing to show wallet 🚫💰

Dyssma | Dyssma

Compassionate perspective on child's condition, supporting the hotel employee's decision ❤️

le_mouton_qui_compte | le_mouton_qui_compte

Setting boundaries for an autistic child's future survival. 👍

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Respectful customer service for autistic children is important 🧡

LadyJekyll | LadyJekyll

Parent of child with autism shamed for requesting wallet inspection.

PhillyShell99 | PhillyShell99

Commenter jokes about needing personal info, declares not the a**hole.

Rancid_Stew | Rancid_Stew

Parent defends hotel employee's refusal to show wallet contents. 🤨

iesharael | iesharael

Hotel employee defends his privacy when asked to show wallet 🛡️

dastimba | dastimba

Parenting an autistic child can be tough. Boundaries are important.

dodobirdmen | dodobirdmen

Sassy comment shuts down entitled employee. 😎👊

LittleCactusBlossom | LittleCactusBlossom

Autistic commenter defends hotel employee's decision, emphasizes personal growth.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Employee not at fault for not showing wallet to upset kid 🚫👦💼

HKM-1017 | HKM-1017

Protecting other guests, a reasonable line was drawn. NTA 👍

DemmyDemon | DemmyDemon

Respecting privacy is important, even when dealing with special needs children.

Unsolicitedadvice13 | Unsolicitedadvice13

Hotel employee defends private property, suggests finding a solution. 💼👀

ajblue98 | ajblue98

Accepting meltdowns doesn't mean asking strangers to show wallets. ❌

Maximoose-777 | Maximoose-777

Setting boundaries with children on the spectrum. 🧒🏼🚫

sherlock----75 | sherlock----75

Autism is not an excuse, but a reason. NTA.

Possible_Dig_1194 | Possible_Dig_1194

Comparing a child to a cereal box, clever or insensitive? 🤔

Wallflowerheart | Wallflowerheart

Respect personal boundaries. NTA for not showing wallet contents.

makiko4 | makiko4

Insightful perspective from an autistic person on parenting and coping.

kidcool97 | kidcool97