Amazing that some people saw this last line as favoritism towards privilege when in fact it was the oppositive. My friend and I looked quite ordinary, which I tried to convey in my physical description, and the manger treated us shabbily. I wondered if she would have been more favorably disposed toward someone who appeared ostentatiously rich, and suspected she would have. This would have shown a bias toward the rich. Was she biased against us because we didn’t dress fashionably or behave as she suspected wealthy people would behave?

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