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Treat everyone with respect

To the editor:

We live in a society today where people don’t want to help one another any more. I’m not saying all do, but some just tend to live their own lives and want to stay to themselves. The problem I see is that when other people see someone else needing help with something, and nobody helps, there is a problem.

This is where I step in — living with epilepsy isn’t a good thing, but I don’t let it stop me from doing things. There have been many times when I have been out and about in public places when I had a seizure and no one has offered help when it happened. I’ve had them while out walking on the streets as well as in some stores when I’m by myself. Nobody is ever around when I come out of them.

Taking abuse is uncalled for in this world, and many people go through it. This, as well as stress, can bring these on, especially when people start on you. I do know this because I have been in many places where people have harassed me and made many remarks that I don’t want to write, but I do want to say the people who judge you and think they are better than you need to look back on their own lives first.

My last point of this letter is that I want to say that if you have a place of business, the workers of your company need to learn to treat customers with respect while they are inside your place. If the boss isn’t on the site and the workers are treating the customers in the wrong, it needs to be taken care of.

If nothing is done about it, and if the situation is taken to the owner, something tells me there’s something wrong here. Workers are there to do their job, not to play around on the job and harass people.

John Fullerton

Toronto

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