By entering shops without protective gear, they are not only putting their lives at risk but also of other vulnerable shoppers who happen to come in contact with them.
It's maddening to even think about those people who are refusing to practice the necessary hygiene measures like wearing a mask in public places, especially during these trying times. By entering shops without protective gear, they are not only putting their lives at risk but also of other vulnerable shoppers who happen to come in contact with them. As the pandemic continues to take an ugly shape, it's becoming more and more difficult to put one's foot down and stick to the regulation. But one firm Costco manager didn't hesitate to take away a customer's cart and direct him out of the shop after the stubborn man refused to wear a mask.
These are some of the reasons I shop at Costco.— 8 yrs of Obama/Biden/Hillary GAVE US TRUMP! (@LaurenBrillante) May 20, 2020
I feel safer there because they require everyone to wear a mask and the employees encourage social distancing when they see it not being honored. https://t.co/eYLzJJJ1aa
The manager, who was identified as Tison, is exactly the kind of supervisors we need today to keep other vulnerable parties of the population safe. According to Daily Mail, the angry customer recorded the incident that went down in that store and later posted it on Instagram. The indignant patron refused to put on a mask because he didn't wish to and cited how he woke up in a "free country." To his dismay, manager Tison responded by calmly walking away with his cart before wishing him a nice day.
In the clip which is now viral on Twitter, Tison can be heard instructing the customer to wear a mask before approaching the cash register citing. But the man threatens to upload the clip on his social media account which has "3000" followers. When he continues to refuse, the manager walks up to his cart and takes it away. That's when the customer directs abusive words at Tison before offering his Costco membership card to a woman who was standing beside him.
Did you know of current mainstream capitalist companies, #Costco pays a living wage and its CEO makes closer to what is considered reasonable for a chief executive compared to a lowest paid worker?— Johnny Akzam (@JohnnyAkzam) May 20, 2020
They're a company I can stomach.
Oh...and there's this...social responsibility. pic.twitter.com/l045yYgKkN
The Twitterverse responded with support for the manager. One user The Brookyly Archer, Allegedly wrote: Slow. Effing. Clap. I’m signing up for a #Costco membership. That’s how you do it. Another, Scarlet shared: Any bets on who this unmasked dude supports politically? Bravo @Costco #CostcoStrong Most everyone in the country supports your store safety policies. Needless to say, this is your private business & you’re in your right! #CostcoTison is a hero.
The furious customer took to social media once again to rail people who criticized him online for not wearing a mask, reports Daily Mail. Appearing shirtless in the footage, he called himself a "speak-out, public villain" and insisted that "I've got every f-----g right to not wear a mask." He added, "This isn't about wearing a mask. This is about control." Of course, people couldn't overlook his carelessness during this difficult time when over 92,000 people have already died due to the coronavirus.
You’re not special, edgy, powerful, or brave by refusing to abide by social distancing standards.— 𝕸𝖚𝖗𝖎𝖆𝖍, 𝕼𝖚𝖊𝖊𝖓 𝖔𝖋 𝕾𝖈𝖆𝖗𝖑𝖊𝖙𝖘 (@MuriahMG) May 20, 2020
You’re selfish, entitled, overindulged, repugnant, and culpable for contributing to the spread of the virus.
Wear a mask. Nobody in Costco gives a shit about your “rights.”
But this support was nowhere to be found when the company announced last month that every Costco shopper is required to wear a face-covering mask before entering the store, according to the outlet. "The use of a mask or face covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on Costco premises," explained the company according to NBC News. For a virus with a 99% survival rate and half the population probably has an immunity to. Coronaviruses aren't deadly unless you're really unwell to begin with. How ridiculous, blasted one user at the time.
Guess I’m not going to Costco anymore— Matt Williams (@MattBlackhawk) April 29, 2020
Good but it's pathetic that people have to be told to wear masks and there're many to blame for this problem. EARLY messaging should have been YOU are SAFER if you wear something COVERING YOUR NOSE, MOUTH & EYES..PERIOD. Also, these people clearly don't understand 6 ft apart! shared another. Many American residents have been venturing out of their houses despite the recommendation of the CDC of staying indoors.
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