Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Amazon Looking Better all the Time

As a grandfather, I got to tell you that this is a little disturbing.

Bookstore apologizes after man claims he was ejected for being alone in children's section

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. –  Barnes & Noble has apologized after a senior citizen said staff at one of the retail giant's Arizona stores ejected him because he was on his own in the children's area.
Omar Amin claimed a store worker told him a female shopper had complained he was in the children's area in the store in Scottsdale, The Arizona Republic reported.
The 73-year-old, who was alone at the time, said he was in the store to buy books for his two grandchildren, who live in Wisconsin.
He told the newspaper, "Men alone cannot be by themselves in the children's area."
Mark Bottini, Barnes & Noble vice president and director of stores, issued a statement Monday apologizing to Amin.
The idea that every time an elderly gentleman enters a section of a store that sells items for children being branded as.....what?
Some kind of lecherous perv who needs supervision every time he browses for something to buy for his grandchildren?
Because of one paranoid shopper?
I would think that brick and motor stores would be a little more conscious of their customers seeing as how there are alternatives out there for spending ones money.
Society has been reduced to being in fear of the perpetually aggrieved, the lone voice that feels compelled to speak before engaging their brain.
This man had every right to shop for his family, but incidences like these are what's going to drive more and more people online to purchase items.
That way we don't have to suffer the presence of idiots.

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