Ignored too long

Frustrations over treatment at hands of local business.

Dear editor,

I just wanted to let you know that one of the reasons I really don’t like to shop in some local stores is because of the way they treat us. I thought it would have changed by now (I wrote a few years ago about being accused of shoplifting in Port McNeill when I probably made more money than the store clerk at that time) but it really hasn’t.

My son went to Supreme Convenience and was ignored then overlooked as he waited in line to buy something. A few weeks ago, one of my cousins went in that same store with her nephew — who wasn’t feeling well, he was just getting over a cold — and he happened to clear his throat. The store clerk instantly got mad at him and said he was disrespecting her and he tried to tell her that he was only clearing his throat; he is only 8 years old. After she got mad at him she refused to help him.

I don’t think anything will change but I thought people should know why we hesitate to shop in the local stores.

Thank you,

Andrea Walkus-Andrew

Port Hardy