My post lost you when I stated "same nationality"? Me using the word nationality triggered you enough to miss the point of the post? Look up the meaning of the word before you go full blown melt down mode. SMDH. They were of the same nationality because they were able to speak to each other in their native tongue and could not speak English.
I could not care less where these guys were from, but you go ahead and try to make it all about that. If that were an issue for me, as soon as I walked in and noticed they could not speak English or that they were not from this country, I would have walked right back out the door.
I spoke to the guy who was sitting near the front door as soon as I entered. He looked me straight in the face and could not answer back because he could not speak English, again let me say, him not being able to speak English was not a problem, many immigrants can't when they first get here and with time they will learn enough to function and get by.
Now, let me ask you this, where did I mention in my post that they were playing music? I didn't. But nice way to try to twist the facts in an attempt to make your case. What I did have an issue with was the place being disgustingly dirty, stinky, and being licensed as a liquor (mini mart) when they didn't have one single item on the shelves to sell, and the fact that this place could never pass a health department inspection if they dared to enter the bathroom. This situation is not as you suggested where they possibly didn't get deliveries of goods. This place has been open for business for a while now.
When the second man entered from out of the back and sat with the employee as I was walking into the bathroom, they decided to blast some radical sounding political speech or rally at such a ridiculous volume that my wife could hear it through the closed door of the store and inside our running car in the parking lot. This was a FAR cry from a store employee enjoying a little loud music. It wasn't music at all, it was the 2 guys deliberately blasting some screaming, chanting mob of thousands at some sort of rally at a volume level that was intended to spark a reaction out of me.
Let's call a duck a duck. If Pontoon Beach wants to allow the slot gaming machine businesses in, I am all for it, that is their business and if it brings in tax dollars I say why not. But you can't allow an empty building to hang a mini mart/liquor store sign on the door and fill it with gaming machines and nothing else and call it a mini mart. I have no idea how this place ever passed an inspection to open with the bathroom full of peep holes all around the plumbing and pipes.
Jack's Place and Food & Brews out there are a perfect example of how it's done right. They are clean and modern gaming establishments with clean bathrooms that offer beverages. This so-called mini mart is nothing more than a nasty eyesore in the neighborhood.
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