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Some People Really Are Color Blind

, , , , | Right | July 22, 2020

I work right next to a police station, and this is in a time where cities nationwide are doing protests. There is an organized peaceful protest march from city hall to the police station. Because of that, our street is closed for a number of hours. We are notified the evening before, and have notices posted on social media that we must be closed to the public for most of the business day, although our call center will remain open.

Because of the hours of street closure, every employee is still in the building and most of us are watching the march from our windows. I watch one car attempt to enter the main street from a side street and gawk at the marchers. I then watch them back up and turn around. They then do a donut and speed towards the marchers, nearly hitting several of them before driving quickly straight into our parking lot.

I then see the woman leave her car, come up to our front lobby doors, rattle the handle, cup her hands and peer inside, and then pull out her phone.

We all argue over who has to answer, and I lose. I speak to her while looking at her through the window.

Me: “Hello, you’ve reached [Bank].”

Customer: “Yes, hello, are you open?”

Me: “Oh, no, ma’am, I’m sorry. No one would be able to reach our lobby. You see, the entire street is closed today.”

Customer: “Oh, it is? I had no idea. Okay, well, I’ll come back tomorrow. Have a great day!”

To this day, I don’t know what she was thinking.

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