One Day At The StoreWhile Visiting a friend I found myself on an errond run. She needed a few things forgotten to prepare the meal. Alright not a problem there was a store just down the street they would have what was needed to finish the meal.
I take another friend and her boyfriend to help. The store was 4 blocks away and I only have two arms last time I checked.
So off we go. Now my friend Morgan is a very picky eater and decided to pick up a few things for herself. Her and her boyfriend grab the necessary Items and then precede to check out.
Mind you, the couple had been given dirty looks by the clerk the entire time they where in the store. It was increasingly obvious the clerk had an issue with them as a couple, every time they displayed affection toward each other the clerk would scowl and huff . They where not overt in their affection, just the normal displays one would see from any couple still not jaded.
Holding hands, a loving smile and one peck on the cheek, seemed to drive the clerk out of his mind. By the time they got to the counter the clerk was well beside himself with an anger without reason.
I forgot the condensed milk, so I stepped out of line an proceeded to retrieve it.
I hear from the clerk as I place my hand on the can.
"you two live here?" they replied no they where visiting a friend. I saw Jessie place his arm around Morgan and the clerk lost his mind.
"Do not do that in my store it is DISGUSTING!!" he ROARED!.
My friends where embarrassed by that, Jessie removed his arm . They paid for their goods and quickly left.
Me on the other hand, Well that was an entirely different story!
I proceeded to fill my basket with anything I could find that was "Spendy" I made sure I filled the basket up.
I placed my basket on the counter and let the clerk ring it all up.
I struck up a conversation "so, what was that all about" and I motioned to my friends who where still in view of the window. The Clerk replied "People should stick to their own kind" He had a tone of repulsion that would turn the stomach of a vulture.
I was fuming inside
So .... the clerk gives me the total.
I smiled kindly and said.
"I don't think I want to buy anything from your store, you Sir are a disgusting Bigot and I will be sure to tell everyone I meet what kind of person you are, you think about that when you think of the money you lost here today and know I have lots of friends in this neighborhood!!"
Then I left and never went back. And yes I did tell everyone I knew Who shopped there what had happened. A few of my friends also stopped by and made a non-purchase.
The idea of "their own kind" just ticks me off to no end. In my beliefs we are all related. The notion of superior genes absolutely Infuriates me. PEOPLE dark skin, brown eyes, dark hair are all ALL DOMINATE genes. The idea that some random stranger thinks they have any kind of right to pass judgment on someone elses relationship or the quality of their being simply due to the color of their skin is not only irrational it is flat out wrong.
People who are of that mind do not listen to logic, they HAVE to be shown. Making a point that hit that clerks pocket will make a lasting impression and force him to really think about things more then any rant I could have made.