When Art, a long time friend of OIM arrived at the office one morning, his famous smile was missing.
“You okay?” I asked.
“You’ll never believe what happened. I was sitting in my spot panning, doing my thing. You know me, not bothering anybody, and then this one worker comes out of the store and yells at me ‘Get out of here! We don’t want $!&# outside our door!’ I told him not to yell, that’d I’d leave, but he just kept yelling ‘We don’t want $!&# in front of our store!’ …..He called me $!&#. How can someone do that?”
To say I was disgusted by this story would be an understatement. I wanted to go to the store, find the employee who had dehumanized my friend and give him a piece of my mind.
Instead I sat with Art and we had coffee together.