Financial analyst Michael Kass has type 2 diabetes. This means that even if he wanted to pay $10 for a piece of candy, he couldn’t do it because of his medical condition.
So, when he walked inside a Brooklyn movie theater to watch the film ‘Divergent’ he brought a carton of strawberries with him to keep his insulin level in check. He adds that the carton was “pre-washed” so he didn’t even have to rinse them off in the bathroom.
Sounds safe enough, right? Wrong. An employee at the theater checked the man’s bag when he entered, found the strawberries and asked Kass to throw them out. Kass tried to explain the situation, but no one seemed to care.
He then asked the manager to refund his ticket, but the manager refused. At this point, Kass put the evil berries back in his bag and walked into the theater.
About 10 minutes later, right before the movie was about to start playing, the manager and two cops forced the man to leave.
He told the New York Post the following…
“It was embarrassing. I didn’t expect it. Two police officers came and told me to leave with a full theater of people watching. I said ‘Is this for real?’ and they said, ‘Yes, you have to leave.’”
Kass was so disturbed by the experience that he decided to write a letter to New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio. In the letter, he urged the mayor to fight for healthier snacks at city theaters.
You know what this means, right? Expect to find cartons of fresh fruit being sold at your local theater!
$25 for pre-wash, and $20 for unwashed, contaminated fruit.