Personal Narrative: Diversity In The Workplace

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was photographing a particularly heavy spraying session going on over the skies of Raynham, Massachusetts (in America) the other day, as I have become wont to do. That 's when I noticed a strange man wearing a dark suit was watching me. His suit was of a strange cut, and the man was darkish skinned and foreign looking, but not Brazilian, which are the only foreigners you see much around here. He was wearing a somewhat ill-fitting dark suit and tie in a rural suburban town on a 95 degree day. He appeared to input some things into a smartphone, when he saw that I saw him. I began to make my way over to him (he was about 500 feet away in the same parking lot to the west of my 20), when he quickly finished whatever he was typing and stuffed it…show more content…
Fastforward to 1315 hours I had uncovered no sign of the suspicious male. By this point I noticed the Walmart team members appeared to be suspicious of me, looking at me and then breaking eye contact. Nevertheless I assumed good faith and found a team leader and asked him if he 'd seen a male fitting the description of the one aforementioned. At this point his behavior turned from suspicious to threatening. He asked me what business I had in "this store", I repeated my enquiry. At this point he said, and I quote, "It sounds like you might be, uh, maybe, poking around in business I shouldn 't probably be getting into...", and, if I didn 't need help finding any "particular items", he pointed me at the exit and threateningly intoned that I 'd be wise to take it. Disturbed and shaken by the experience, I decided to beat a retreat. I intended to walk around the parking lot a bit more so he wouldn 't see my vehicle tags, but after several minutes it became clear that the man, as well as another male Walmart team member, were watching me until I did. It was at this point, at roughly 1328 hours, I entered my vehicle and left the parking lot quickly, exiting the eastern egress of the…show more content…
Nothing suspicious has happened to me since then. This is the first formal online account of my experience I have made. I am glad I have found an appropriate community with whom to share my
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