Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tesco Implements a Dress Code

Striking a blow towards preserving Civilization As We Know It, Tesco, a British grocery chain, implements a dress code:
After receiving many customer complaints of other shoppers in their night clothes, the supermarket, Tesco, has implemented a dress code for its Cardiff, South Wales store.
Shoppers at the Tesco supermarket are now warned by the new dress code signs:
"To avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others, we ask that our customers are appropriately dressed when visiting our store (footwear must be worn at all times and no nightwear is permitted)."
A Tesco spokeswoman stated:
"We're not a nightclub with a strict dress code, and jeans and trainers are of course more than welcome. We do, however, request that customers do not shop in their PJs or nightgowns. This is in response to other customers. We would never dictate to people, but we have listened to customer feedback that it makes them uncomfortable and embarrassed

My favorite comment on this:
Sky News presenter, Colin Brazier, wrote:
If you can't be bothered to change out of your night-clothes, it's not likely you possess any of the aptitudes which make the world around us a better place; stoical parenting, selfless duty to others, or the ability to hold down a job.

Here in the Land Of The Free, we are still free to shop in our jammies.(I particularly admired the Bugs Bunny jammies I saw worn at Wegman's, last time I was there. One of the many reasons why I love America.)
I wonder if they have Clothes Police stationed at the doors at Tesco?
(Thanks to my sister, who sent me the Tesco info. My daughter has actually shopped at Tesco, but not, I am proud to state, in her pajamas.)
Have you ever shopped in your pajamas? Would you?


Myra said...

Absolutely not, I cringe when I see it around here. The worst is pregnant young girls in tank tops too small and the pj pants.

beangirl said...

Once, about 15 years ago, I picked up someone from the airport at 2:00 am in my jammies. But it was winter and at the time I wore longjohns and a tshirt to bed, so once that was covered with a winter coat, I seriously doubt anyone could tell. Frankly, at 2 am, I didn't really care.

Other than that, no. I have never shopped (or left the house) in my jammies.

Jammy Police. Awesome job.

KID, MD said...

Ewww. Never! And I'm with Myra. Those pregnant teens who think their belly is some badge of courage. Ugh.

Lindsay T said...

Never shopped in jammies, never will. Teens today, my daughter included, think it's okay to go out in flannel lounge pants for quick food runs. I say ick to that.

Nancy K said...

I too cringe at the thought. I've never done it and never will. But unfortunately I have seen far too many women out and about in flannel pajama pants. At least that's what I'd wear them for if I wore pajamas. I'm a nightgown woman.

badmomgoodmom said...

What if you slept in a t-shirt and sweatpants and then got up and went about your day?

In college, to save laundry and time, I used to change into sweats and t-shirts after my evening shower and wear them the next day.

Mary said...

I don't go past my front porch in my pj's. Hate the look of jammers in public, especially with giant fluffy slippers or UGGS. I do, however, stop at the grocery store on my way home from horseback riding and I am always slightly embarrassed to be wearing skin tight breeches and a top covered with horse snot. Clean hands though :-)

AuntieAllyn said...

Oh my goodness, the world has gone nuts . . . there are people who think it's actually to go out in public in their jammies?? It's one thing to, say, walk out to your mailbox or pick up your newspaper in your yard while wearing a bathrobe, but to actually go shopping somewhere??? It's a laughing shame that Tesco needs to post such a notice, but I have a feeling that similar signs will be popping up shortly in other stores!

And no, I've never gone shopping in my jammies! (internet shopping doesn't count, does it?!)

nomm is ... said...

In winter, when my nightie was augmented by tights, boots, a jumper and most importantly my longish winter coat plus a woolly hat for my unbrushed hair, I have been out in my night-attire, but otherwise: NO!
I think it is bitter that the onerous job of telling people about minimal formality rests on the supermarket. I am glad to say that I have never seen anyone in their pyjamas in a supermarket yet where I live.