I understand that a lot of folks strongly oppose Washington’s mask mandate, but that’s still no excuse to be rude.
According to a complaint filed with the state’s online portal for reporting coronavirus-related business violations, a customer at the Gold Bar Family Grocer in Snohomish County asked the cashier if she would wear a mask. Her response?
“No, I don’t have to and what are you going to do about it?”
She told him he should shop elsewhere. When the customer, described as an elderly man, told her that this wasn’t possible because he can’t go too far from home, she “just stood there staring at him and said, ‘I’m not wearing a mask,” according to the anonymous complaint. The man left without his groceries.
It’s just one anecdote, but it’s a sign of how tense these times are as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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