On May 10, the owner of an ice cream parlor on Cape Cod wrote a newspaper op-ed about the incredibly bad manners of some customers who showed up after it reopened as part of the loosening of coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings.
- People disregarded a rule to order an hour before pickup and demanded their ice cream anyway, the owner wrote on his business’s Facebook page.
- Customers took out their anger at delays on overwhelmed employees, including a teenage girl who quit.
The harassment came as employees around the country face verbal abuse and even violence while trying to navigate a new era of socially distant operations and public health precautions.
I never even buy a lottery ticket, but if the truth could be known, I would lay bets that the people engaging in this outrageous bad behavior are Republicans. You know, the people who avidly support a President for whom vulgarity and bad manners are a way of life.
The Republicans whose president has:
—Bragged about sexually assaulting women and called then bimbo,fat, ugly, Miss Piggy, and dog
—Mocked a handicapped person
—Constantly spewed invective, insults, slander, and libel
—Conducted a smear campaign against Amb. Marie Yovanovitch
—Just this week, referred to the people who legitimately prosecuted Michael Flynn as human scum
—Made racist statements, like saying Hispanic migrants are animals and telling Congresswomen of color to go back where they came from
—Proven himself to be a pathological liar
The above, of course, just a small sample of Trump’s assault on common human decency. For Republicans who give their stamp of approval to all this, atrociously bad behavior in an ice cream parlor is small potatoes.