After placing an ‘offensive’ sign in their window, a liquor store in Oklahoma sparked debate.
It’s become more and more plausible to think that people nowadays can find anything to be upset at.
Even if it might be a stretch to refer to this generation as the “snowflake” generation, change is undeniably afoot.
There are times when one can’t help but feel that we’re going a little too far with our need to police one another, even while this is generally a good thing as some practices that were once considered the norm no longer have a place in modern society.
A booze store in Oklahoma came to this fork in the road after putting up a sign that angered people.
We all want to live in a world free of prejudice, intolerance, and bullying, but I think we can all agree that there is a difference between putting an end to genuinely unpleasant things and acting unhappy in order to create drama.
People frequently find themselves “outed” online for whatever they have said or done. A few clicks are all it takes to become the heated epicenter of an internet storm…
This was learned when Midwest Wine and Spirits in Oklahoma put a sign on their store window that stated, “Pull your pants up or don’t come in.”
The note said, “Try to be decent and respectful of others. Nobody desires to view your underwear.
It doesn’t seem too objectionable at first glance. They don’t specifically criticize any one group or practice discrimination on the basis of one’s political, religious, or other convictions.
The sign and the store’s assertion that it had the right to dictate what others could and could not wear, however, infuriated a number of people.
The sign was quickly uploaded on the internet, where discussion could continue online. They continued after that, too.
The spectacle, according to sources, quickly went viral. The sign’s proponent, Chad Gilbert, one of the store’s managers, defended it by saying, “I realize wearing pants low is a fashion statement for some, but it doesn’t work for me, and I find it somewhat offensive.”
According to a store employee, it’s typically simpler for customers to take bottles when they enter the store with their pants drooping.
A consumer from the neighborhood named Sunshine Weatherby commented, “I can see if it was like a church. It may upset you that there are families there, but this is a booze store. An alcohol retailer has experienced worse.”
What do you think about the argument? Is it inappropriate for the liquor store to post the sign? Or are people just making things up? Tell us in the comments area if you could.
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