He had had enough, he decided to get back to work and leave his experience behind. Unknown to him, she would come back, while he continued his day, as always, she looked in her car for what she needed.
Where did she put it? She couldn’t keep an eye on it. She looked all over her car and thought about the sinister plan she was going to act out.
Owner of the store
Michael was the owner of a general store. People from all walks of life had passed through the store. Since it was the only store for miles, he enjoyed the interesting customers who traveled through the store to see what his store had.
Michael loves the social aspect of being a shopkeeper. He meets new people every day and it keeps things interesting in an otherwise dry life. But today he wasn’t prepared for the “interesting” person who would walk through the doors.
Just another day
For her own safety and that of others, he told her to wear a mask. It wasn’t personal, that’s how it works these days. When you go to the store put on a mask. She didn’t seem to appreciate that.
It was a dreary Monday morning like any other. Michael had made sure that the store’s inventory was always replenished and that its customers were usually very nice. Everything went well until she walked into the store.
No mask, no service
The sound of the door opening made all eyes fall on her. Michael saw her ignore the “No Mask, No Service” sign as she passed it on her way in. What did she do?
She stopped when she entered and just stood there. Michael knew she was in trouble as soon as she entered. When her gaze fell on him, he felt his stomach twist into a knot.
Problems on his way
It seemed like she wanted to stare at Michael before continuing into the store. He accepted this because he could see her smile as she was not wearing a mask. She turned on her heel and walked down one of the hallways.
Michael quickly walked around the counter and approached her. He was ready for any excuse she had.
“No, I do not”
Michael caught her attention and said gently, “I’m sorry ma’am, but you must put on a mask if you want to shop here.” She looked at him for a moment and thought about what he was saying and then replied, “No, not me”.
She immediately started to recite her rights, but Michael had heard it all before. When she finished her lengthy and superfluous testimony, he just looked at her and said, “Wear a mask or leave the store.” Little did Michael know that this was just the beginning of his problems.
She looked at him and shook her head violently. He pointed to the sign she had ignored earlier, then pointed to the door. She had to wear a mask or she had to go, that was politics.
It seemed like she was looking for attention. She smiled at him and laughed in his face as she left. She had planned that all along. She waited for this moment.
Not finished yet
Michael let out a sigh of relief when she was gone. Now he could go on with his day. He just hoped no one like her would come through the doors again, anti-maskers were his worst nightmare.
He soon forgot about them and began packing more bearings. But she waited by her car and planned her next step.
I’m looking for your car
She was still watching the shop front from her car. She could still see Michael, she had to grin. He had no idea what was coming next. She looked down at her glove box and opened it.
She couldn’t remember where she’d put it the last time she’d used it. She couldn’t leave it where people could see it, at least not yet. She rummaged in her car and panicked. Where was it?
Prepare for re-entry
She’ll find it soon and wait for her rendezvous. He finally stops next to her and rolls down his window. She asks if he has what they need. He answers “yes”.
She looks at what he’s wearing and laughs crazy. It’s time to get back to the store and see what the owner will think now. It’s definitely something he won’t forget.
Stand its ground
Michael is surprised to see her burst back through the doors. But this time she is wearing a mask. But it’s not a mask. It’s a very, very special mask.
Michael rushes up to them and tells them to get out. “I’m wearing a mask!” She shouts. But Michael is adamant. She yells at insults when she calls the man waiting outside to come in.
Double the risk
Her husband walked confidently through the door, wearing an officer’s uniform. He has come to defend his wife, who is wearing a mask with a Nazi symbol.
But you can’t fool Michael, the uniform is wrong and the man is shorter than Michael. He works with them quickly and forbids them to ever set foot in his business again.
Karen is furious until she runs out of steam and follows her with her husband. Michael’s shop is the only one in close proximity to her house. Now they have to drive an hour to the next town if they want some milk.
They then threatened to take revenge on Michael personally, but he’s not worried.
Michael later posted his story on Reddit and got a lot of support and admiration for the way he had handled this situation.
In a situation where you are dealing with angry and unstable people, staying calm and firm is definitely a quality worth celebrating and people made sure he knew he was right Has.
Support and admiration
One user wrote, “She … tried to push every button this shopkeeper had because people like Karen want to own the libraries as much as they can. It is pathetic! “
While another wrote, “Hell yeah, dude. I hate stories in which companies are overrun because they “need the business” … I could never imagine myself serving a Nazi regalia with idiots. I wish everyone were as empowered / willing to do this as you are. “