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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:24 AM

45. It was a sincere question. I used to be in retail and restaurant management. I was

interested in the responses you got. I found most people accepting of differences in those around them. I had occasions that people wanted to be sat in the no kids section (no such thing of course) I had people request white servers. I had people upset at those who spoke spanish. I had people who did not want gay servers. These requests and complaints were not often, and a simple no would suffice. They may not come back in, but that was ok. I never had anyone complain about someone who was special needs in any way.

As to intolerance here, I don't think people mean offense when they react in a less than pc way. I usually ignore it, sometimes I will post something. I know I have slipped at times. I have biases as do most. But I have cheered those who call out others. And I have learned from others. But human nature is many feel better about themselves by putting down others.

I guess I now look at du as a cross section of society. And yes, I have seen fat shaming, gay bashing, elder as well as youth intolerance. Some people still like to bash smokers, fast food workers, and anyone who knows less than the 6 languages they know.

But I find most who post here to be sincere in their concern as to what is happening in our country and the world. There are people here you may not like. I started using ignore in the past couple of months. I do not want those few people to drive me away from here. And a few may be trolls. Some may have put me on ignore, and I applaud them for doing so. I am not every person's cup of tea.

I do hope you stay, you have much of value to add. Or take a break. It helps. And thank you for making us all a little more aware.

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