Political Correctness Run Amok
How would you feel if a cashier made you swipe your own groceries because of his/her religious beliefs?
I'm a reporter who covers Target for the Star Tribune and the other day, I got a call from someone who said that an employee at the Target store downtown refused to run his bacon through a scanning machine. He was mighty upset, arguing that the cashier had "no right to work as a cashier at Target" if she wasn't prepared to swipe his groceries.
But he was a little vague on the details, so I decided to check it out myself. At the Target store on E. Lake Street, a cashier wearing a hijab looked uncomfortable when I showed up at the cash register with a frozen pepperoni pizza. She immediately called for help, and another employee rang up the pizza and placed it in the basket.
I asked her if it was because she was Muslim, and she nodded her head. "I can't even touch it," she said.
Minnesota seems to be harboring more than the usual amount of liberal insanity lately, and we don't just mean Al Franken. This is also where the six "imams" were tossed off a plane for suspicious behavior (including replicating the exact seating pattern of the 9-11 hijackers), taxi drivers who refuse to transport fares who may be carrying liquor in their baggage and lord knows what other goofiness.
If you take a job in the service sector, you damn well better be able to fulfill the requirements of the job. And if that includes selling us a 20 pound Easter ham, 10 pounds of bacon and a couple of fifths of Jack Daniels to wash it all down, you better be swiping our groceries and smiling while you do it.
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