01/23/2015Johnny Lovato's Barber Shop
There was a guy that approached me today as I was parking, he told me I could not park in the parking lot, mind you I was in uniform(so I'm thinking I'm getting verbal attacks again because of the uniform). I was getting ready to walk across the street to order food, while waiting I was going to enter into the tackle shop( Love fishing) and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to check the place out. The guy told me that I could not park there and to go elsewhere and I wasn't welcome around there! Again mind you I was in military uniform. I thought to myself this is Point Loma, and usually military friendly! I asked the guy where was his parking for his shop so that I wouldn't block any of his customers( I was 4 parking spots away from his shop). He stated "All of these parking spot are for all these shops, I replied "Ok" and that I'll be back! He started fussing about something else, and because I was in uniform I didn't want to make a scene, so I left to the foodshop across the street. So I ordered my food, went into the tackle shop, received the information from them that I was searching for! After taking care of my business, I thought to myself I don't want this guy to think I'm not respecting my elders, I was raised better than that! So I approached his barbershop to let him know my original plan for parking there, (to order food and then go into the tackle shop while it was being prepared)! He started shouting at me, shot his middle finger at me and told me I wasn't welcome. He was about to put his hands on me but I warned him that it wouldn't be wise of him and I left. I never disrespected the older gentleman! I just think that if he treats military personnel who are not his customers like this, then how would he treat his actually military customers? I wouldn't recommend any of my military brothers/sisters to him, and if you are in uniform stay away from his store!! Not sure how to have him black-listed but will find out soon!!