Yesterday’s post about vaping drew more than 60 comments.
To recap: An “06880” reader wrote about her frustration that the Merritt Country Store’s front windows were plastered with ads for vaping products. She suggested a boycott of the convenience store, next to Coffee An’.
Many people responded with outrage about vaping. Some were upset about the boycott call, saying it was one more example of how hard it is to do business here.
Bart Shuldman defended the store. He suggested that instead of demanding a boycott, the original writer should have gone in and told the owners of her concerns.
Dan Katz wondered why Bart didn’t do that himself.
So he did.
Here’s Bart’s report:
I stopped by the store today. The signs were already removed. When I spoke to my friend at the shop, he said:
“We are here to serve the community. We want people to like us. We were so upset when we heard it. We are a mom and pop trying to make it despite the high rent. Just talk to us.”
Action was indeed swift. Here’s the store today:
Now, if you have a problem with lottery tickets: Hold your fire.