Change On Counter Not In Hand

Kristina T. Sanders
Sumter, SC

A regular day at work turned into an eye opening experience. I had helped a customer pick out a pair of shoes, and it was time for him to purchase them. The customer was a tall middle age Caucasian gentlemen. I gave him his total and he pulled out the money. I held my hand out to receive the money and he look and me and simply placed the money on the counter. I was shocked and surprised that this had occurred. He wanted to make sure his hands didn’t touch mine. I said to myself, “Wow, racism does still exist.” I was compelled to write about this event because it surprised me how much racism still exist in the 21st century.

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  • just a girl

    when i worked in retail i was accused of being racist by a woman because i sat the change on the counter – but i just absentmindedly did it because her hands were full and i didn’t want it to be some awkward thing where i was holding the money out in front of her, knowing she wouldn’t be able to receive it. y’know, since her hands were full. she was extremely mean about it. i went home and cried.

 

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