yeah, i would totally ask to speak with a manager. but beyond that, i'm not gonna argue. either they want my business or they don't. there isn't much to discuss after they ask you to leave.
About the "manager" thing... Look I am NOT trying to pick at this issue but I feel like I HAVE to clear this up with an example.
I own a business. I manage the business from home. I hire Ron to be the greeter. I say, "Ron, if anybody comes into this building with a gun I need you tell them to leave. If they don't leave call the police right away."
Days later, Bomber comes into my store OC. Ron stops him at the double doors. Ron says, "Sorry, Bomber, but you cannot carry your weapon here. I need you to leave now."
Bomber says, "No offense, Ron, but I would like to speak with your manager about this." Bomber keeps walking (or stands still) -
EITHER WAY- NO matter what happens from this point forward- Ron's reaction will be the same
Ron calls 911 immediatly to report this. Officers are on the way.
I get a phone call, at home, from the police. They tell me that a man with a gun entered my business and did not leave when requested to do so. Would I like to press charges for.. you guessed it.. Trespassing.
Even if Bomber made it passed Ron, to the "manager", he was already asked to leave once- officially. The manager will repeat Ron's words. The cops arrive and the manger says.. We told the guy to leave more than once. That's all the cops need to hear. You needed to leave the first time. If you left between talking to the manager and the cops showing up- you are on camera.
Guys.. It's literally THAT easy to get into a bind. Even easier if I, the owner, had posted a No Firearms sign.
The entire world doesn't work like Walmart or Sam's Club or Home Depot. There is no need for a chain of command in a private establishment.
Once again.. in a private establishment there is NO need for any type of chain of command.
You walk into my HOUSE OC and my aunt asks you to leave.. Legally you still have to leave.. Even though it was my aunt and not ME, whom you spoke with. When Me, the owner, backs up the aunt on the call- the cops won't hesitate to move forward with charges.