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How Will Shoppers React When Customers berate a store clerk with Down's Syndrome?





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Written by businessavante
3713 days ago

My favorite was Shelly at 5:00 in when she tells the rude teen "Why don't you just shove the stuff up your @&& and get out!?"

I've seen a few episodes of the show - it's like a mini AbScam for human nature.

Duncan



Written by yoni67
3713 days ago

Duncan,

It definitely evoked some passion:

"Why don't you just shove the stuff up your @&& and get out!?"

and:

"If he was my son I would deck you!"

I've never seen the series today before today when I ran into it on YouTube. It's very well done.

Thanks for checking it out!



Written by amabaie
3713 days ago

OK, first, the issue here should not be about the disability any more than gay marriage should be about whether the person is gay. It's a matter of how you treat people. I have seen grocery clerks with no visible disability acting plain stupid or lazy. And I have seen clerks being berated sometimes, and I am also slow because my first instinct is to think that the clerk will handle this, it's their job, and I would probably make things worse by interfering. But if it continues, I would butt in, and I have once or twice, with something along the lines of "Come on, give the guy a break".

Had I been asked the question directly, as the lady asked in the video, I would have been sorely tempted to answer, "Which people? The rude customers?" But would my way-too-polite-Canadian upbringing allow me to be so rude to her in turn? I am not sure.



Written by yoni67
3713 days ago

I think with so many hidden disabilities it's often hard to distinguish between someone who is diabled and someone who is just being really darn slow. With something as visible as Down's however, I think it's easier to see that some patience might be in order.

I think if I was witness to that behavior, store security would have to be called to restrain me.



Written by saraib820
3713 days ago

Extremely powerful stuff my man!



Written by yoni67
3713 days ago

Good stuff from ABC.



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