Part of my job requires me to put stuff on the sales floor. In the midst of doing this, it is pretty common for a customer to come up and ask a question. Most of the time, I can either point them in the right direction. The other day, though, I had one older woman come up to me and almost demand to know if there were any blankets that had not been made in China. I was caught completely off guard and could only stare at her for a moment before asking her to repeat the question. Then, I admitted I had no idea. The woman went into a huff and stalked away. She did not leave the area, because a relative who was with her continued to look at baby stuff. Every time the woman pushed her cart past the aisle I happened to be working on, I could hear her muttering under her breath.
Yes, I am aware that there have been issues with some products coming out of China. As far as I know, though, blankets and clothes were not among them. I could be wrong, but I do not remember seeing those items in the news. I continued what I was doing, though it got to the point where I considered asking her if she knew where the clothes she was wearing where made. The thought lasted only a split second and served only to bring a slight smile of amusement at the thought. It would take a great deal more for me to actually ask something like that.
Later, I mentioned what happened to some of my co-workers. Most of them were as surprised as I had been. One guy, however, commented, "Oh, you got one of those people." He says he gets that question about once a month. Well, I had been working there a little over a month at that point, so I was due for one, I guess.