discrimination, a true story)
My son, who is
new at being a teenager, is showing absolute signs that he is a
He has reached that point in life when skin eruptions become a daily
I told my son to ask the pharmacist at a local Longs Drug Store for a
recommendation on blemish eradication. As he was standing in line
there was an older Asian lady being deceived by the pharmacist.
the pharmacist, under the guise of being caring and thoughtful, was in
a sense telling her that she would receive a 10% senior citizens
discount since she was over the age of sixty. She admitted to not
being exactly sixty. She then was to receive the discount because the
the prescription was for was over sixty. It turned out she was
about the price being lower at another drug store. Then the
switched to their price matching policy. What happened to the
citizens discount you ask? It was gone. Just a game?
She never did receive special consideration for a senior citizen.
When I asked the pharmacist about the senior citizens discount, he
an unfriendly attitude. Anyone can get a price match. His
for the senior citizen discount was because he did not want to lose any
customers, so he stated.
Not only is
a deceitful practice under the guise of being caring and thoughtful, it
is blatant age discrimination,
and purely profit oriented. This is practiced at various Longs
stores throughout Southern California. I thought age
was against the law. Many people feel that this is okay,
if it benefits them.
This is not
of equality and fairness. Maybe to some it is a small issue, but
dishonesty grows, and grows. If it is profitable or beneficial
some corporations and politicians, it even grows more.
you are under sixty years of age, you are sick, do not have very much
and do not have a way of finding a better price, you are to be treated
unfairly, and discriminated against by LONGS DRUG STORES.
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