posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 02:08 PM
Popped into a grocery store with my workmate today and while choosing what to buy heard a guy start shouting at the two girls running the place:
"What do you mean I'm scaring you? This is how I speak"
"You seem aggressive and there is no need to swear at us, we don't set the prices"
"You talk like you do and I talk like I do, you're just giving me # because I'm black"
"No I'm not and I don't deserve your anger because we've done nothing to you"
[insert a rant] You white supremacists, #ing racist bastards etc [/rant] ...My mate and I start listening closer and approach the till/checkout with
our stuff so I had an excuse to 'interupt' to get served.
(Me, calm social worker voice) "Mate, you are frightening the girls, I know there's a problem but it isn't their fault, they don't set the prices,
and I'd feel scared if I was them"
"This is my #ing shop and they are screwing us over"
(Me, same calm friendly voice) "No it's not your shop, same as it's not my shop either, come on fella, you don't need to be angry and swearing,
they've done nothing to you, be chilled"
[insert an exchange of rant and calmness while I noticed another male customer nod to me from stood behind angry bloke]
This continued for some minutes and I got him out of the shop but unfortunately for him, being a city centre I was working in, cops arrived at the
same time. Ultimately he got arrested still ranting about racism but when the cops viewed and listened to the CCTV they nicked him for threatening
Me, my mate, and the other decent male customer agreed to be witnesses if needed but the cop just thanked us and said they had enough from CCTV so we
probably wouldn't be asked, they'd lock him up for the night and kick him to the magistrates court in the morning.
There are probably many aspects and social issues to discuss in this thread so please do explore them if it interests you, the way the situation was
handled by me with strangers and just knowing what we were each doing even though we'd never worked crowd control together before.
The crazy jump to black oppression and white supremacist accusations by the angry man because of the shouty way he was speaking.
It shocked me, just blatant lies about racism when the two white girls were speaking respectfully and professionally while afraid of him.
I was working in a university city today so most store workers are students, the two today were professional as you could get and speaking to him in
The blatant cry of imaginary racism actually shocked me today, the guy was an angry prick, not an angry black prick, just an angry prick.
Any related chat, anecdotes, discussion, debate, etc, about this kind of story please do comment. It's Friday night though so I may not get back to
you, just throwing a story out to be chewed.