Wednesday, March 14, 2007

How crazy is this? (Part 2)

By Christopher Truscott

Interesting piece on

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.

The E. Lake store has only has a few aisles of food. How do Muslim workers adapt in Super Targets where there are full-fledged grocery sections? And is anyone other than this caller bothered by this? Are there some Muslim workers at Target who feel they have to suppress their beliefs to avoid conflicts?

OK. I'm all for freedom of religion, but this, if true, is dumb. If you can't handle a common American grocery product at a store that sells groceries, get another job or ask to work in a different part of the store.

Sensitivity to people's differences is great, but going so far over the top is, well, dumb.



At 12:10 AM, Blogger Prendergast said...

Oh, great. Now I saw that picture and I'm hungry again, and it's after midnight. Thanks a lot.


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