You've no doubt read about the Starbucks incident in Arizona, in which some police officers were asked to leave or change seats because another customer felt unsafe.
Starbucks this morning is apologizing:
“What occurred in our store on July 4 is never the experience your officers or any customer should have, and at Starbucks, we are already taking the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future.”
If a customer truly felt unsafe because of a non-officer customer---wearing a gun, would the customer's concerns be ignored? Or if he or she felt unsafe because of another customer wearing an offensive or threatening T-Shirt?
Should the person who feels unsafe be the one who simply leaves?
Tough being in retail these days, being the decider of all potential disputes.