The Mootown Creamery is a homemade ice cream shop in Berea, Ohio. The shop is mainly staffed by teenagers who are working their first jobs and trying to save money for college.
Mootown asks that its customers wear masks for everyone’s protection, though the state government does not require it.
Angela Brooks, who owns Mootown, says angry customers who don’t want to wear face masks have been regularly yelling and swearing at the young teenage staff.
After seeing her employees work many grueling summer shifts filled with verbal abuse and irate patrons, Angela became so fed up that she posted on Mootown Creamery’s public Facebook page to vent.
“I’ve been trying not to say anything, but it is getting out of control,” she wrote.
“Do you know how hard it is to work a summer rush in a face mask? With a line of customers to the door, some waiting outside, online orders dinging on a tablet, the phone ringing off the hook? Does it feel good to make a 16-year-old girl cry in the bathroom? Or sob on her way home from work? Does that make you feel better about Covid? How would you feel if someone did this to your child?”
Now people are coming out to show their support for Angela and the ice cream shop’s employees.
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