Rachel Miller, who owns Nightshade Noodle Bar in Lynn, has been requiring would-be diners to show proof of vaccination. She reports she's been getting blowback, at least online, and tells the losers they can just stop now because she's not changing her mind:
I am not here to engage with all your backwoods perspectives bringing up hepatitis and your “lawyer” and the Holocaust and whatever other bullshit you think you came up with to intimidate me. People like you are a huge part of the reason restaurants can’t find staff right now. Nobody wants to deal with you. Nobody wants to feel threatened, by attitude or lack of vaccine, at their job. We are all doing our best and don’t deserve to feel unsafe or uncomfortable at work. The policy is not JUST ABOUT YOU or JUST ME. This is about RESPECT, FOR EVERYONE, AND PUBLIC HEALTH.
I’m so tired of this conversation. My house, my private business to do with what I think is right, my rules. End of story.
Still, she continues:
[A]ll of you broken records from hell repeating each other over and over with your selfish views on masks and vaccines are the reason why we are still in this shit show. Do you think after getting annihilated and surviving all that restaurants have been through for 17 months of the shut down, that we want to welcome YOU, who helped to keep our faces in the mud, into the dining room to breathe on us and each other and flex your “freedom”? Give me a break. Freedom comes with responsibility. We too, have “freedom” then and if you can only process thoughts based on that one big word- understand that we are free to serve whoever we want to, not serve anyone we don’t want to and for the most part do whatever the hell we want within legal reason and SO WE HAVE A VACCINATION POLICY. You don’t like it? You’re free to walk your ass the other way.