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Customer Gets Kicked Out Of The Shop Because Not Wearing A Mask
May 21, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention recommends that people wear a face covering to slow the spread of the virus and protect others. That’s right, not wearing a mask puts the health of others at risk. But it seems the same rules don’t apply to everyone.
At least that’s what one shopper at Costco in Arvada, Colorado was thinking. The guy refused to wear a mask while shopping because, apparently, he “woke up in a free country.” But one Costco worker, Tison, wasn’t buying any of this BS and confronted him in a now viral video. The shopper was hoping to put Tison on his “3,000-follower Instagram feed,” but the clip soon turned against his plans. People on Twitter not only praised Tison for a good job, they also demanded to give him a raise.
Let’s take a look at this how-to for handling entitled shoppers who refuse to wear masks right down below and remember to stay safe, everyone!
This video of a Costco employee Tison dealing with a shopper who refused to wear a mask has gone viral
The shopper recorded this whole confrontation and here are the screenshots from it
Costco’s CEO announced in a statement about the mask policy on the company’s website: “We know some members may find [wearing face coverings] inconvenient or objectionable, but under the circumstances, we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience. This is not simply a matter of personal choice; a face covering protects not just the wearer, but others too.”
The shopper soon uploaded another video where he explained his standpoint further
Meanwhile, experts have expressed their worry that the tension between customers and employees may get worse as stores across the country reopen and many have to adapt to a new set of shopping rules.
Larry Barton, a professor of crisis management and public safety at the University of Central Florida, toldBusiness Insider that “In 30-plus years of studying retail and crisis situations, we have never seen a situation of customers being so rude to hourly employees.”
Larry has given a piece of advice for retailers to train employees on deescalating hostile persons these days.
Tison was over the moon from receiving so much support on Twitter