To the two sistahs who work the evening shift at the local convenience store, as well as all other small-minded, customer service bigots who work behind a counter and somehow think you are better than everyone else: You’re right. Maui is a small island, so the next time you open your mouth and talk smack to a customer, you should remember that. One of these days, you’ll say the wrong thing to the wrong person at the wrong time and end up in the real trouble (not by me, though, because you’re not worth any more of my time or energy). As women and fellow islanders, we should be sticking together and empowering one another, not beating each other down, no matter what the color of our skin. I’m not sure why you’re so bitter and angry, but you need to look inside yourself and figure it out because your crappy life isn’t every customer’s fault. Do whatever you need to be happy but please stop attacking customers.
Illustration: Ron Pitts