Letters to the Editor

Our baggers deserve a tip

In response to Steve Peck’s letter in the Sept. 3 paper. I am appalled that you can say the baggers at the commissary lack service skills. Have you ever engaged them in conversation by asking how their day is going? They work through every kind of weather and make sure our eggs or other delicate purchases don’t get broken. Have you ever noticed how they pack your vehicle? They make sure that everything is in place so the frozen items stay together to stay frozen on the way home. Having been born and raised in the military life, gone active duty and married to a Navy man for 25 years, I have always shopped at the commissary. The baggers work for tips only so the prices of our groceries can be kept so low.

Would it hurt you to give them a tip? If you know you are going to shop at the commissary why don’t you make a stop at the ATM and get a couple of dollars extra so you can give the baggers a tip?? They work their butts off for us in all kinds of weather. Stop thinking of yourself for a change and remember, with as tough as jobs are to find on this Island, maybe they are working as baggers until something better comes along.

Gail Maloney

Oak Harbor

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