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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   Tea shop owner apologizes after banning customers from wearing masks, an act the repercussions of which will last an oolong time   (kiro7.com) divider line
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2020-06-29 10:48:36 AM  
Sucks to be treated like a black guy headed into 7-11 on Halloween.
 
2020-06-29 10:53:23 AM  
tempest in a teapot.
 
2020-06-29 11:43:01 AM  
So basically, it amounts to, "I'm sorry I'm receiving backlash for my ignorant and dangerous position on personal protective equipment within my store, please come back and buy some tea."
 
2020-06-29 12:26:12 PM  
FTFA:

The "No Mask" sign in the window was put up as part of a debate about these issues within this business and with our customers- something we have been doing since the onset of COVID-19. I believe in the value of reflection, debate, and inquiry in all matters, especially around such important issues as face our community today.

Nothing like a bunch of non-scientists pretending to be infectious disease experts.

God help us.
 
2020-06-29 12:26:15 PM  
The pun in this headline is making me boil over in rage.

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2020-06-29 12:26:22 PM  

Psychopusher: So basically, it amounts to, "I'm sorry I'm receiving backlash for my ignorant and dangerous position on personal protective equipment within my store, please come back and buy some tea."


I think that covers it pretty good.
 
2020-06-29 12:26:23 PM  
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2020-06-29 12:27:25 PM  
The only reason I've heard of this place is because of this controversy.  There are way too many other places to go to get tea.
 
2020-06-29 12:27:47 PM  
He chose... pu-erly
 
2020-06-29 12:28:42 PM  
Translation: I'm sorry I destroyed my business. Please come back!
 
2020-06-29 12:29:05 PM  
Please drink your tea at home!  There is a friggen pandemic going on!!!

People.....
 
2020-06-29 12:29:10 PM  
He was no match-a for the anger of the public.
 
2020-06-29 12:29:36 PM  
It's not up for a debate.  Also don't ever go to that shop because the owner probably doesn't wash his hands either.
 
2020-06-29 12:29:40 PM  

Psychopusher: So basically, it amounts to, "I'm sorry I'm receiving backlash for my ignorant and dangerous position on personal protective equipment within my store, please come back and buy some tea."


99.99% of the time that's what these half-assed apologies are.
 
2020-06-29 12:29:46 PM  
So a douchebag realized that the sign would hurt business and make a non-apology.

"See!?!?!? I was only try to get debate going by attempting to kill people! "

enjoy your yelp nose dive asshat
 
2020-06-29 12:30:11 PM  
Dar-jailing
 
2020-06-29 12:30:55 PM  
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2020-06-29 12:31:17 PM  
You'd think she could have read the tea leaves to see how this would turn out.
 
2020-06-29 12:31:31 PM  
He may have to take up golf and learn to spell tee correctly.
 
2020-06-29 12:33:16 PM  

SpectroBoy: So a douchebag realized that the sign would hurt business and make a non-apology.

"See!?!?!? I was only try to get debate going by attempting to kill people! "

enjoy your yelp nose dive asshat


Ps:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18​k​PUlWPcBHq4xvkfkpKwRql-ocJKfnwlXW4IrLVP​2yc/mobilebasic

Links to Google maps listings of places that do or do not enforce masks
 
2020-06-29 12:33:31 PM  
-1 Internet, subby, for inappropriate use of a shoehorn.
 
2020-06-29 12:34:14 PM  

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I have no idea what you are talking about.
 
2020-06-29 12:34:20 PM  
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2020-06-29 12:34:56 PM  
A tea shop, as the kind where you purchase tea to brew yourself, or a traditional one where you consume it inside freshly brewed?

If its the latter, have fun wearing a mask.
 
2020-06-29 12:38:26 PM  

thornhill: FTFA:

The "No Mask" sign in the window was put up as part of a debate about these issues within this business and with our customers- something we have been doing since the onset of COVID-19. I believe in the value of reflection, debate, and inquiry in all matters, especially around such important issues as face our community today.

Nothing like a bunch of non-scientists pretending to be infectious disease experts.

God help us.


Exactly, science is not democracy. Find the best scientific consensus and follow it. Pay attention because new facts and changing circumstances can update that consensus. Follow the new one. Keep doing this until the crisis is going.
 
2020-06-29 12:39:14 PM  
Let me make it simple for you, tea guy.  You listen to SCIENTISTS.  You know, the people who have undergone farking YEARS of higher education and actually know what the fark they're talking about.  That's it.  What the scientists say.

/farking dumbass
//fark 'em all
///fark 'em with covid-covered dildo.
 
2020-06-29 12:40:41 PM  
So dress as Indians and throw their tea into the harbor?
 
2020-06-29 12:41:22 PM  
I believe in the value of reflection, debate, and inquiry in all matters, especially around such important issues as face our community today.

Now do a "rape is ok day".  You know, in the spirit of "reflection, debate, inquiry in all matters".  Too much?  How about just a "I'm spitting in your tea purchase" day?
 
2020-06-29 12:41:41 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: A tea shop, as the kind where you purchase tea to brew yourself, or a traditional one where you consume it inside freshly brewed?

If its the latter, have fun wearing a mask.


Somehow restaurants are managing.  Example from Nevada:

https://vegas.eater.com/2020/6/29/213​0​6952/wear-mask-las-vegas-restaurant-ba​r-coronavirus-pandemic

For customers, the Nevada Restaurant Association says that diners can remove their masks once they sit down at a table that enforces six feet of social distancing. Diners can keep their masks off for the entire meal. But masks are required when customers walk to the table to be seated, get up to use the restroom, or as they walk out.

As far as this particular business, there is literally no reason to ban the wearing of masks outside of making a political statement.  If it's not required by the state/county, why would you not just mind your own damn business?
 
2020-06-29 12:43:18 PM  
I'll have a pekoe inside there later.
 
2020-06-29 12:43:28 PM  
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The Grim!
 
2020-06-29 12:47:06 PM  
It's amusing how "confused" people are by the simple concept of wearing a farking mask so you don't infect other people.
 
2020-06-29 12:47:53 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: It's amusing how "confused" people are by the simple concept of wearing a farking mask so you don't infect other people.


But muh FREEDUMBS!
 
2020-06-29 12:49:06 PM  

wxboy: Ketchuponsteak: A tea shop, as the kind where you purchase tea to brew yourself, or a traditional one where you consume it inside freshly brewed?

If its the latter, have fun wearing a mask.

Somehow restaurants are managing.  Example from Nevada:

https://vegas.eater.com/2020/6/29/2130​6952/wear-mask-las-vegas-restaurant-ba​r-coronavirus-pandemic

For customers, the Nevada Restaurant Association says that diners can remove their masks once they sit down at a table that enforces six feet of social distancing. Diners can keep their masks off for the entire meal. But masks are required when customers walk to the table to be seated, get up to use the restroom, or as they walk out.

As far as this particular business, there is literally no reason to ban the wearing of masks outside of making a political statement.  If it's not required by the state/county, why would you not just mind your own damn business?


Americans trying to predict where the next wave of virus outbreaks will hit may want to look at where local shoppers get their food. That's according to JPMorgan Chase & Co., which found the level of in-person spending in restaurants three weeks ago was the strongest predictor of where new cases would emerge. Similarly, higher spending in supermarkets indicated a slower spread, suggesting shoppers in those regions may be living more cautiously. The bank collects the data by tracking the spending of 30 million Chase credit and debit cardholders. (source)
 
2020-06-29 12:51:23 PM  
That response is a lengthier version of, "I was just trolling, brah." That place wasn't at risk of ever having me as a customer to begin with, but if it was, crisis averted.
 
2020-06-29 12:52:26 PM  
This is what happens when you stifle uncle Iroh's creativity.

/I got nuthin'
 
2020-06-29 12:53:10 PM  
I personally and within my business have been under stress, confused, and wondering as to the correct conduct in these trying times, and the right way forward amidst all of this.

If only there were some group of experts you could turn to for guidance. If only these experts were to publicly and repeatedly state the correct way to conduct yourself in "these trying times" in order to minimize the risk to yourself and others.

If only.
 
2020-06-29 12:55:42 PM  
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2020-06-29 1:00:42 PM  
thornhill:
God help us.

Is that the same God who gifted us this virus in the first place ?
 
2020-06-29 1:02:00 PM  
Drinking tea with a mask on?
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2020-06-29 1:03:01 PM  
fark you, drown in your tea.
 
2020-06-29 1:08:26 PM  

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2020-06-29 1:09:28 PM  
So to summarize, apparently the owner of Einstein's Tea Shoppe...

a) thought by posting a no masks sign, they could educate mask wearers and get them to change their mind about the Covid-19 thing, or...

b) didn't mind losing a lot of their business.

Well thought out.
 
2020-06-29 1:14:55 PM  
My bet is that the owner is either an MAGAt, or a medical conspiracy theorist like an anti-vaxxer.
 
2020-06-29 1:15:57 PM  
He sounds like your average tea partier.
 
2020-06-29 1:19:06 PM  

capt.hollister: thornhill:
God help us.

Is that the same God who gifted us this virus in the first place ?


But he loves you!
 
2020-06-29 1:25:09 PM  

wildsnowllama: capt.hollister: thornhill:
God help us.

Is that the same God who gifted us this virus in the first place ?

But he loves you!


And he needs money.
 
2020-06-29 1:31:39 PM  

eddie_irvine: My bet is that the owner is either an MAGAt, or a medical conspiracy theorist like an anti-vaxxer.


Who knows, the place looks sort of steampunk, to the point of being twee.
 
2020-06-29 1:37:37 PM  
Robberies are UP because of the masks.  People go into stores all over the place with the stupid
masks, and then one of them pulls a gun and the store clerk has no time to react.
I know how to fix it!

We'll pass a law that ONLY criminals intent on robbery of a place, are NOT allowed to wear a
mask  LOL
 
2020-06-29 1:47:04 PM  

eddie_irvine: My bet is that the owner is either an MAGAt, or a medical conspiracy theorist like an anti-vaxxer.


If he is actually willing to listen and learned from this like he claims, then good for him. We need more people willing to do that.

Truth is though, he probably goes home at night and screams into his pillow about how it's all ANTIFA and the Libs' fault.
 
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