My daughter worked on Black Friday at a mall near our home. She came home at the end of the shift shaking her head.
“People didn’t have to be there,” she said. “They chose to go on a day when they knew it would be crowded and there would be line-ups. Why are they snapping at me when things take a little longer?
I could write an entire post about “How is Black Friday even a thing in Canada?” but I’ll save that for another rant someday. For today my topic is “Be kind to clerks and servers.”
They don’t make much money. They don’t get paid more on busy holiday shopping days, even though the stress is far greater. While people are out “enjoying themselves” they work longer hours than usual to accommodate the increased numbers.
For goodness sake—and I mean that literally—be kind. And patient.
That’s what these holidays—Holy Days—are really all about, isn’t it?