Barnes & Noble has apologized after a senior citizen said staff at one of the retail giant's Arizona stores ejected him because he was on his own in the children's area.
Omar Amin claimed a store worker told him a female shopper had complained he was in the children's area in the store in Scottsdale, The Arizona Republic reported.
It seems that suspicion of people based on their appearance is perfectly okay to lots of people, as long as they're not some protected class. And this is just another example of the nonsensical demonization of fellow citizens. It's getting so bad that a good person fears helping a stranger, because of the suspicion it provokes from the hypersensitive.
I'm glad no one ever bothered me when I read a certain book series at the store (since I wasn't going to be seen buying it!).