Because otherwise the black guy in front of me at Subway who was told to pay for his food before the manager would make it while they happily made my food and had me pay afterwards would totally be able to claim racism. I’m sure the manager just forgot the normal order of operation for a second.
Of course, I didn’t say anything so I’m part of the problem. I couldn’t believe it was happening. You know how the mind kind of goes into “did I just see that?” mode? Yeah, that was me. Well, I won’t be visiting that particular Subway anymore. #slacktivism