January 24th 2015 22:30
Once the holiday season was over the long lines of returns began. As I was picking up an item at Babies R Us, I notice an African-American man standing on the other side of the counter. He was playing on his phone as he waited for something.
He had nothing to do with my business and he was unnoticeable until he started in on the seemingly innocent manager. The manager was a Caucasian twenty something hipster nicely dressed in a sweater and jeans with a clean cut reddish brown beard. The manger calmly spoke to the man in a compassionate tone.
I did not look up until the man start gesturing and walking in a circle like a Sumo Wrestler. He was a heavyset man who was taking up a lot of physical space in a vain attempt to intimidate the manager. He waved his arms around and bobbed his head up and down before he started to speak. This clown now had my attention.
"You are not telling me what I need to hear!” his voice escalated with every word. "How am I going to get my needs met!' He repeated in the same tone.
He caught my eye as I looked on in repulsion. The manger continued to explain.
"Sir I can not find a record of your receipt and without a record I can make a return. I looked back 3 months and I don't have anything in the computer."
While the manager was talking this fool continued his gesturing and head bobbing.
The manager stood his ground and rightfully so. Who returns items without a receipt on file? NO ONE! I felt bad for the manger in the Babies R Us store. He did everything he could to find a receipt for the pretend customer.
Unfortunately, he probably walked away with a bad opinion of overweight people and African Americans. Bully Man was a common thief who used whatever he could to get over. He happened to be over weight and Black.
Back to my pick up, I was at the wrong store. I rushed out to head to the new location, Toy R Us. As I got out of the car who did I seeing coming out of the store? Bully Man. He had the same bag in hand and hardly could look at me.
You should be ashamed for using your size, weight and race to intimate people to commit a crime!
People who use race as intimation set race relations back to caveman days. Everyone has his or her experience with different genders; races or cultures and negative experiences do not help in these days of silent racism.
Wrong is just wrong.