Why Do Assholes Think THEIR Freedom Is More Important Than Anyone Else’s Freedom?

Have ya heard the one about the asshole who refused to wear a mask — cos “freedom”? Sure ya have. Maybe the better question is how many times have you heard…?

This happened the past few days — an asshole walks into a Costco in Arvada, Colorado without a mask. The store has clearly posted that its policy — if you want to enter it — is you MUST wear a mask. An employee — acting respectfully at all times — confronted the customer and told him store policy was he needed to wear a mask in order to continue shopping.

The asshole turned on his phone and started recording the confrontation — thinking of course that his argument would crush this young man on social media. Problem was, the asshole was being an asshole on top of which, he was 100% wrong.

The social media threat backfired horribly. Tison, the employee — whether by dint of great training or because he’s just a smart person who understands how to handle a tricky situation calmly and directly. The video encounter can be seen here — at TMZ.

First things first: Tison, whoever you are — you’re a great employee. I’m sure you’d be a great manager or a great whatever you want to do. You know how to deal with people under duress and difficult circumstances. That’s harder than it looks.

The asshole makes a remarkable (though unsurprising) assumption — only his freedom matters. The asshole is right — he IS free to not wear a mask and be as big an asshole as he wants so long as he doesn’t break the law in any way. But his isn’t the only freedom under discussion.

The Costco Company also has freedom here. In fact, their freedom is no less than the asshole’s freedom. Their freedom should be exactly equal — and, so long as they’re not violating any laws or statutes, they are entitled to allow whomever they like into their stores. That’s their right — because they’re free.

Why do the assholes think their freedom is any more important than another person’s freedom? Oh, right — because they’re assholes.

One response to “Why Do Assholes Think THEIR Freedom Is More Important Than Anyone Else’s Freedom?”

  1. Had that today. Someone came in without a mask and it’s clearly posted outside that you MUST wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times inside the building. Tried to throw a fit at me and I offered to give them masks. Said they would just leave. I had to be professional or I would have said “drive safely!” Adamantly refused even when I handed them both masks. I stayed late for this! My boss said to let them in anyway. He was behind two walls of plastic and had two masks on. Left a note for the cleaning crew that two maskless people came in. Ask said it would be the last time they came into this office ever again. They came in to never come again, add on the refusal T.L. wear a mask and they were told they could never come back. So bye-bye-bye!

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