To the editor,
I was recently shopping at one of our local groceries stores. In front was a young father with his three-year-old son. The father plopped the child with his dirty boots on top of the counter where the groceries are placed during the scanning process. I was waiting for the cashier to say something, but nothing was said. When I asked why, I was told employees are not allowed to say anything because the person may take offence and then even go on social media and put down the store. I was shocked!
A recent Angus Reid poll indicated that 76 per cent of Canadians feel that political correctness has gone ‘too far.’ I do not find it offensive if people (stores) stand up for basic principles especially when it deals with public safety, order, decency
etc. as I find nothing offensive and or outrageous to correct bad behaviour. And funny enough, it’s always a small percentage of people with negative behavior whose voices are heard the loudest if deemed insulted. Well, let me tell you that the majority do not agree with it and for some reason are too polite to argue.
I am speaking up. I will find stores that stand up for their customers more impressive and will feel safer shopping there versus venues that turn a blind eye.
Daniela Cousin, Nanaimo
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