Maybe You’re Only Allowed To Wear Wonder Woman?

, , , , | Right | September 25, 2020

I work at a large retail store in a small town, so I don’t often get a lot said to me that surprise me. My friend has come in to buy something and ends up talking to me. An elderly woman walks up to us.

Me: “Hello, ma’am, can I help you?”

Customer: *Points to my friend* “Why is she wearing a [Superhero] shirt? That’s for men.

Friend: “Because I read [Superhero]’s comics, and I like him.”

Customer: “But you’re a woman! I demand you go change your shirt to something more suitable!”

My friend and I exchange a confused look.

Customer: *Looks to me* “Well? Can’t you have her removed until she changes her shirt?”

Me: *Surprised* “Um… no, ma’am, I can’t. If we could do that, we would have a lot of teenage girls removed every day for dressing inappropriately.”

Customer: “But she is dressed inappropriately!”

Friend: “I’m in a T-shirt and jeans. If you want to complain about someone being dressed ‘inappropriately,’ I think you should turn your attention to that group of girls over there showing off their cleavage.”

The customer gets mad and storms off.

Me: “What the h*** was that?”

Friend: *Shrugs* “Beats me.”

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