I walked to the neighborhood market a few days ago and bought a tall, single bottle of imported beer. The clerk put it in a small, brown paper bag and said he told a cop he does this so people can catch people drinking and driving.
While I think I am "Hollywood beautiful" at 36-28-34, the cashier obviously thought I was a drunken driver. As a woman athlete, I have dealt with a disparaging image all my life.
I returned to not only discover this particular employee no longer worked at the store, but the other counter people were friendly and uplifting. "Would you like a bag?" and, "Yes, please." I was happy to walk home with a six-pack of exotic beer, knowing a community in the light of controversial discrimination lawsuits takes action against outright cruelty and disparaging remarks.
DAWN WOOD, Kennewick