I was in Safeway a few minutes ago and was motioned out of line to another open register. Cool. Except in the middle of ringing me up, another customer walks up from behind him and starts asking him a question about her coupon. Not just a short yes or no question but one that required follow up questions and repeated explanations. He had two choices - ask her politely to wait until he was done or turn his back on me in the middle of the transaction. He chose the latter. She had two choices - wait for him to finish or butt her ass in and demand his attention. She chose the latter. Now I am wondering, since they are both older black folks and i am a white woman, if racism had any part in their unquestionably rude behavior. I am tempted to call the manager and report it as racist but am fuming right now so wanted to wait and see what cooler heads think of the situation.
on Jul. 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM