I live in Toronto in the orthodox area. It has nice kosher grocery stores up and down bathrust street and I have gone in there to pick up some groceries a few times without any problems. My mom was having one of her friends over who is very orthodox and follows the kosher rules explicitly, so she asked that I go to Hermes down the road from our house to go get some Hallal bread. I go in and yes it's near a jewish holiday so it wasn't empty but not very busy. I wait in line patiently and when it was my turn I asked the person behind the counter for some bread. She sneered at me and stated rudey that I wasn't jewish. I said no I wasn't but I still wanted the bread. She then asked me why would I want that bread when obviously I wasn't jewish. I said (politely) that I was on an errand for my mother and that I would like the bread please. She sneered at me that It wasn't like regular sliced bread and there was this woman behind me who was jewish told the woman that it shouldn't matter and please give me the bread as she was in a hurry.
I get the bread after a few snide comments and I was kind of in shock. I had lived in this area my whole life and I went to check out. It happens to be the owner of the store and asked If i was helped with all of my needs and I smiled and said yes, but let her know about the rude woman behind the bread counter. He then asked me what happened and I told him and he said 'Why should that matter?' I shrug and he then waves off me trying to pay for the bread and says that he is puzzled as to why it matters since she isn't jewish herself.
I just thought that it was weird.. I just wanted to buy bread. It still amuses me now later on.