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Thinking only of themselves

My step-son stopped at a Quick Stop-type grocery store in Spokane County on his way home today. He is middle-aged and wears a face covering when out in public.

As he was leaving the store, a man and woman were coming in. The man deliberately and roughly hit my step-son with his shoulder and the woman then said into his face with a sneer, “You’re the reason that we can’t go camping.”

My step-son then took off his cowboy-type hat and showed them his bald head from ongoing chemo and radiation for metastatic lung cancer. He replied that they should be careful about who they verbally attack when they don’t know anything about anyone’s situation. He told the man that his hit could have killed him. He has lost 100 pounds and is gaunt and frail looking.

The people stood there, didn’t apologize, didn’t say one word, turned and left the store, got into their truck and took off.

So, this is what’s happening if you wear a protective face covering. These people are belligerent, inconsiderate, selfish and self-centered bullies — period. They think of no one but themselves.

It is simply outrageous that they felt that it was “their right” to bully my step-son for wearing a protective face mask.

If any of these self-focused types read this, maybe, just maybe they will think before they open their mouths?

Jan Baker



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