Shopping can be stressful, especially around the holidays. After the literal crush of those seeking Black Friday sales at brick and mortar stores, and sneaking on the net at work to snatch Cyber Monday specials, one would expect the stress to have eased somewhat. But patience seems to run thin during these frenzied last days before Christmas.
This writer was in a Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I was jostled, shoved, and cut off in the aisles. All rules of civility seemed to have been abandoned, especially by teenagers wearing earbuds, completely absorbed by their cellphones, their friends and themselves. I bit my tongue, abandoned my cart and apologized the next morning for using newspaper to wrap a few gifts.
But one woman at a JC Penny store in a Louisville, Kentucky mall took her complaint about rude shoppers cutting in line to a whole new level. The white woman, who may be in her 50’s, berated 2 Hispanic women, in their late 20’s or early 30’s when one came up the the register with some items to be added to their purchase.
Watch the video below and decide for yourself. Holiday stress, angry annoyance, or bigotry?
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