17 Compelling Reasons Why Customers Should Wear Masks In Stores

Extras | February 11, 2021

For essential workers and customers, mask-wearing has been a significant point of conflict throughout the pandemic.

We recently asked our readers, “Should customers be forced to wear masks in stores?” Here’s what they said. Note: names have been pixelated for privacy.

1) Yes, because it’s not about you, but the people you’re putting at risk:


2) … and because masks help to mitigate spreading:


3) To protect the health of workers, especially immunocompromised ones:

4) … and also as a sign of respect to workers:


5) Because if someone with anxiety, PTSD, COPD, and lungs at 40% can wear one, so can others:


6) Because business owners also suffer when customers refuse:


7) Because if schools can regulate dress codes, so can businesses:


8) To keep grocery store workers like this one from getting sick:


9) Because it’s morally questionable to simultaneously risk employees’ lives and demand reopening:


10) Because if you have legitimate health issues which prevent you from wearing a mask, you probably shouldn’t be out and about in a pandemic:


11) Because stores have the right to refuse service:


12) Because business owners and employees also have rights:


13) Because people complained about seatbelts too:


14) Because businesses are private property:


15) Because people in other countries seem to have no problem with wearing masks:


16) Because if a pregnant lady with one lung and asthma can breathe fine with a mask, so can you:


17) And finally, because it’s just the neighborly thing to do:


What do you think? Should customers be forced to wear masks in stores? Leave a comment and let us know!

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9 Stories of Irresponsible Parents Who Never Should Have Had Children

Extras | January 14, 2020

Over the years, we’ve received numerous stories of irresponsible parents that made us wonder why they had children.

Here are some of the worst parenting stories from our archives!


1. The parent whose son peed on the floor:

(A customer and her eight-year-old son approach me.)

Customer: “My son peed on one of your aisles.”

Customer’s Son: *shouting* “I peed myself!”

Customer: “Stop yelling!”

Customer’s Son: “I peed myself! I peed myself! I peed myself!”

Me: “Why did you pee yourself?”

Customer’s Son: “My mom was taking too long and I told her I had to pee and she said okay so I peed myself. Am I in trouble?”

Me: “No. We will just get this cleaned up. Just make sure next time you find the bathroom, okay?”

Customer’s Son: “Okay. Where’s the bathroom? I gotta poop, too.”


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11 Twitter Stories So Incredible They Sound Like A Lie

Extras | January 8, 2020

Canadian writer Aidan Moher recently challenged Twitter users to tell a story about themselves that “sounds like a lie but is absolutely true.”

The answers, if real, show that life can be stranger than fiction!

1. So *that’s* where that went…


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10 Reasons Why Customers Should Not Be Trusted With Their Own Money

Extras | December 16, 2019

10 Reasons Why Customers Shouldn't Be Trusted With Their Own Money

The following are hilarious, yet revealing stories that show why some customers can’t be trusted with their own money!

1. They spend money they haven’t got.

Me: “Your total is $**.**.”

(The customer hands me card, I run it and hand it back to her.)

Customer: “Oh, no! That’s my debit card! I don’t have any money in my account. It’s going to be declined.”

Me: “Well, your purchase went through.”

Customer: “Oh, well, if it went through, that means I have enough money in my account.”

Me: “Well, not necessarily. My brother got himself into a lot of debt by using his cards after he’d reached his limit.”

Customer: “You mean I could still use this card even if there’s no money in the account?”

Me: “It’s possible, but I’m not familiar with your bank system.”

Customer: *to friend* “Do you want to go to the nail salon?”


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