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    I Don’t Work Here, Does Not Work Here, Part 9

    | Orange County, CA, USA | Bigotry

    (I’m super early for a job interview, so I decide to waste time in a nearby retail store. I’m in the electronic section playing on one of the video game displays. This place’s employees wear very distinct outfits. I’m wearing a black suit with a blue and black tie, and a blue dress shirt. A customer walks up to me holding a pair of headphones.)

    Customer: “Excuse me. Can you tell me the price of these?”

    (I ignore the customer, thinking he is talking to someone else.)

    Customer: “EXCUSE ME! CAN YOU TELL ME THE PRICE OF THESE!?”

    Me: “What makes you think I work here?”

    Customer: “Because you look like you work here.”

    (I see two white women walking by, wearing the company’s uniform. I point at them.)

    Me: “Why don’t you go ask them for help? They work here.”

    Customer: “They don’t work here. They look too well off to work here. Only black people would work here. This job is perfect for them! Now help me, d*** it!”

    (Me being black, the two employees come over and intervene before I lose my cool. I decide to just leave the store. The customer is still shouting at me.)

    Customer: “You work here and you know it!”

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