Today my wife and I, who have been without power at home for more than four days, went to Alfonsos for lunch, to get warm and have a hot meal. We ordered salad and a large pizza, and while waiting we plugged our dyingg cell phones into the outlet next to our table to charge. Just as our pizza was served by our very nice waitress, a woman, who we later learned was the owner's wife,came to our table and ordered us to disconnect our phones, accusing us of stealing electricity.
I asked if she was joking and she said no. I explained that our home, and all around us were without powerand that merchants everywhere were extending this common courtesy. She retorted that there might be a power surge that damaged our phone and we would sue. I told here we would not and offered to sign a statement to. Confirm. She said she had no time - and asked how we would feel if she walked inot our home and plugged in her phone without asking. I asked again, are you joking - she clearly was not.
We have been impressed by how the merchants in the area have responded with kindness and generosity during this historic hurricane and its consequenses. Alfonsos is an extraordinary exception - with foolish objections to common courtesy and an unbelievable lack of concern for those who support them.