Tesco dresses down customers, no more Wee Willie Winkie

28 January 2010

Tesco dresses down customers

Obviously nobody wants to see a tired and confused 83-year-old Mrs Davenport wondering around the chilled meats aisle with her tuppence exposed to the cold, so you have to wonder what sort of sights have been reported by the staff to force one supermarket to introduce a ban on nightwear.

No more popping out for a pint of milk in your pyjamas - at least not if you shop at the St Mellons (titter) branch of Tesco in Cardiff. The store now displays a notice asking that 'footwear must be worn and all times and no nightwear is permitted' to 'avoid causing offence or embarrassment'. What kind of deviants have been shopping there?

A spokesperson trained in the art of stating the bleeding obvious said:

"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."

As avid Bitterwallet Graham rightly points out, the flaw in this ban means that while customers can't dress like Arthur Dent, they're well within they're rights to wear a cardigan covered in cocks. Makes perfect sense.

Bitterwallet - pajams versus cock-covered cardigan[BBC]

19 comments

  • KayEmDee
    I confess that most of my student visits to our local supermarket were performed in pyjama bottoms. And I intend to go to my local Tesco at midnight tonight, a little bit drunk and wearing something with fluffy ducks on to see if I am refused entry...
  • Darren
    since when did Tesco's turn into Harrods food hall??? Have the tramps they have working there... dressed in shit would make me look more presentable than most of there staff!
  • Joff
    No nightwear, but it didn't say no swimwear - RESULT!! What better excuse for BW to get their speedo's on and go shopping.
  • Arbie
    Er, "offense"? Are we in America? Perhaps the staff at the Cardiff store should start a "People of Tesco" website...
  • Mark M.
    Good on Tesco. If my local Asda did the same, there would be hardly anyone in there! At least you could get to the stuff without Ms Scroggins and her 25 snot-nosed kids getting in your way
  • Amanda H.
    It was alright until the Americans started a website called www.peopleoftesco.com Just make sure your back tits are covered up ok?
  • Paul S.
    Joff - what a fine idea! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=303497736076&ref=mf
  • hdio
    Er "Pajamas" - are we in America?
  • Bo
    A facebook event for wearing pyjamas to tescos? How hilarious!!.............
  • Richard
    Surely it's not too difficult to pop a pair of jeans on before leaving the house? The word LAZY comes to mind, and it's tied to a very bouncy spring...
  • Me
    Check out people of walmart dot com. Then you'll really see things to make Tesco toes curl!
  • RBNC
    I've work my PJs to ASDA and McDonalds (for a hangover cure breakfast) loads of times..I can't see how anyone would be offended by it.
  • Brian
    Hi, my name is Brian. I have been out (late at night) shopping in Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys wearing my mums thongs under some shell-suit trackies and have never had a problem.
  • Nobby
    What about loungewear? I have (pyjama) trousers from next, that are described as loungewear, not nightwear. Come to think of it, what about golf trousers? They are pretty offensive too.
  • wooly b.
    I'd like to see them enforce this in liverpool tesco stores - they'd have no customers. By my estimations 72% of scouse women goto the supermarket/corner shop/baa bar in pyjamas. Even the wools have gotten in on the act in recent years
  • Joff
    I can't believe Bitterwallet missed out on this one - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1247239/Tesco-breach-pyjama-ban--ad-featuring-Martin-Clunes-shopping-jim-jams.html
  • Tesco B.
    [...] outraged was the Daily Mail by a branch of Tesco banning customers from wearing nightwear in-store, that they’ve had some poor bastard trawling through archives all weekend for definitive [...]
  • Top B.
    [...] Tesco ban on pyjamas has reached its critical mass – the celebrities have got caught up in [...]
  • Just B.
    [...] a bad time if you’re a Tesco customer and a bit of an outsider – in recent weeks, reports of bannings and store ejections have swamped the media. Pyjama-wearers, a bloke in bare feet and a dad carrying [...]

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