posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 02:24 PM
reply to post by AutumnWitch657
Yah, their Race matters Not. They were rude,
Unfortunately, it does matter. YOU say they were "rude," but what constitutes "rude" in one culture isn't "rude" in another. It's like taking a
picture of a native [Insert ethic group here], who then demands you give him money. YOU think he's being an aggressive panhandler. HE thinks he's
asking for just compensation for using his visage. You think he's rude; he thinks you're rude. The bottom line is that being "rude" is not a crime.
It's important here not only for understanding, but also insofar as OP intends to "take this further," especially claiming "discrimination" or
"writing to Shell." IF she does so, this issue surely will come up, and pretending it isn't there so as to "not appear racist" is not going to cut it.
By quoting the clerk directly, she already made it an issue, whether she thinks so or not. And if she manages her direct quotes well enough after
this warning to not make it an issue, they will.
Further, refusing to "sell" or give you water is not a crime. Locking her pumps is. If you did retaliate like that (not saying you actually would),
then it is YOU who are committing a crime.
Edit: We cross-posted. I agree with your last statement.
edit on 3/1/2014 by schuyler because: (no reason given)