This is shocking and sad

As a teenager, my daughter used to work at the most dangerous McDonald’s in Stockholm. Many violent and drunken customers, and drug addicts trying to shoot up in the toilet. It was open 24/7 and had security guards, but I always used to worry about her terribly. Not only about something happening to her, but also about what she had to see.

Drug addiction is a terrible thing, so I am always torn between drug addicts being safe and families having to see someone overdose while having lunch. Some areas of Sweden offer ‘shooting galleries’ where addicts can have a safe clean space, with clean needles. But I am so torn about that too. Life is never black and white, is it?

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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