last moon

Thursday, January 28, 2010

And next only telegenics

May be they were afraid you might forget your purse at home; or sometimes you might be hiding some stuff under large wearing clothes; or finally they have have a lot of unsold fashon dresses; whatever else could be the reason why, Tesco Supermarket in Cardiff has unveiled a dress code banning customers who go shopping wearing pyjamas or being barefoot. And next? Only people who look telegenic, of course!!!

But are them giving their stuff away for nothing?

Know more by Luke Salkeld on Daily Mirror on-line

Unwelcome: Elaine Carmody was asked to leave a Tesco store in Cardiff because she was wearing pyjamas
It’s probably not the first choice of attire one would choose for a weekly shopping trip down at the local store.
But those who like to get the groceries in their pyjamas should be aware they will be barred at a Tesco superstore, which is the first in Britain to introduce a dress code.
Wandering the aisles in your dressing gown or going barefoot is just not acceptable, according to store policy which is outlined on posters put up at the entrance.
The notices state: ‘To avoid causing 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).’
While the dress code would appear to be common sense to the majority of shoppers, Tesco staff at St Mellons, Cardiff, said they were forced to put up the posters.
This is because increasing numbers of young women have taken to shopping in their nightwear after dropping their children off at school in the morning.
A store spokesman said: ‘We do not have a strict dress code but we don't want people shopping in their nightwear in case it offends other customers.
‘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 to avoid causing offence or embarrassment.’

The spokesman said they were ‘unaware’ of any other Tesco store in the UK putting up similar signs to ban nightwear.
Mother-of-two Elaine Carmody, 24, was one of the first yesterday to be marched out of Tesco by a security guard for wearing her pyjamas in store.
She said: 'I just don't understand it. I go in other shops in my pyjamas and they don't say anything.
'You used to always be allowed in Tescos. But not now, it is ridiculous and stupid. I've got lovely pairs of pyjamas, with bears and penguins on them. I've worn my best ones today, just so I look tidy.'

Standards: The store in St Mellons has introduced the dress code to avoid offence among other customers
Ms Carmody was told to abandon her trolley in the aisle and leave the store. She was escorted off the premises by a security guard.
'I walked in with my trolley and the security guard came over and told me to leave,' said she said.
'He said it offends people. But I've never seen anyone offended.'
Ms Carmody admitted she is often still in pyjamas in the morning after sorting out her children for nursery.

Some shoppers at the store welcomed the ban yesterday saying it was not unusual to see women pushing their trolleys in pyjamas, dressing gowns and slippers.
But other people living around the estate were furious and branded Tesco ‘snobbish’.
Wearing pyjamas outside the house became a hot topic recently on the Mumsnet website with parents drawing up lists of what is and what is not acceptable for mothers to wear at the school gates.
Some 'yummy mummies' advocate glossy hair, a full face of make-up, tailored clothes and high heels.
Then there are the 'slummies' who insist tracksuits or gardening clothes are fine - or at a push - pyjamas and slippers.
One mother wrote that she was warned to wear high heels and lipstick when she collected her daughter up from nursery or the other mothers would not invite her to social occasions.
But another suggested buying a decent coat to cover up sartorial horrors or even pyjamas underneath.

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