My grandmother was one of them. You can watch the video of the vendor at the Trenton Farmer's Market go off on a profanity laced tirade against a customer.

Sure it was nasty and embarrassing. Unless you've dealt with great numbers of foreigners on a consistent basis or traveled abroad, you may not have noticed, THERE ARE DIFFERENCES IN CULTURES!

I know this from my many trips to Europe (where my grandparents came from) in seeing a definite lack of order as compared to the US. If you're a merchant and are besieged by large groups of folks from another culture who do not show the same common courtesy as American customers, it can be frustrating.

Sometimes if they don't comply with your requests the only way to convey your displeasure in whatever it is they're doing, a loud or harsh tone is the only they might understand.

The busy body do-gooder woman in the video who is trying to "catch" the vendor has a slight accent herself. So maybe she has relatives that don't speak English, as I do. My grandparents came from an extremely poor part of the world with no education but plenty of street smarts.

One story that's told in my family illustrates my grandmother's cleverness and guile. She had eight children. My mother was the youngest. She would go into a store where she knew the merchant had a certain superstition in his particular culture. "Never turn down the first sale of the day or your business will be bad til you close the store at day's end."

She would go into the store a day in advance and find the coat she wanted for my mom. The next morning she would wait til he opened his doors, run right to the coat, bring it to the counter and offer a ridiculous price. The merchant would protest, she would insist, and when the shouting and haggling was over, grandmom would walk out with a new coat for next to nothing. She didn't speak English, but she knew how to get what she wanted, even if she had to use some tricks up her sleeve.

The point is, people from different parts of the world don't view commerce the same way we Americans do, and for the merchant, it can be more than frustrating. I don't think the vendor in the video conducted herself in a professional or polite manner, but I understand the frustration of dealing with people who don't respect our way of doing things.

For the woman with the cell phone camera, you didn't expose the merchants rudeness as much as you showed your ignorance of what people go through every day in business, just to make a living.

She wasn't being "racist" for trying to defend her business from being taken advantage of. When will people like you stop throwing that word around to "virtue signal" and show the rest of us how wonderful you are to be standing up for a person who is different, even if that person is wrong? Never.

Because you're just too ignorant, emotional and prejudiced yourself to get it. Let us follow you around all day with a video camera and see just how "virtuous" you are, madam!

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