KFOR reports: Employees at the store said, even though it may offend some people, the message is clear.
“It’s tacky, and it’s gross and we’re adults. Pull up your pants,” said employee Shana Wiessner.
Wiessner also said it’s a matter of security.
“Usually, when people come in with their pants sagging, it’s easier for them to steal bottles,” she said.
People we spoke to had mixed reactions to the sign.
“I agree with it,” said customer Chad Gilbert. “I don’t want to see anybody else’s underwear. I realize wearing pants low is a fashion statement for some, but it doesn’t work for me and I find it somewhat offensive.”
“I can see that if it was like a church,” said customer Sunshine Weatherby. “There are families there, you might have a problem with that but this is a liquor store. I’ve seen worse at a liquor store.”
But, the store said, if you don’t abide by the rules, you’re welcome to leave.
“We don’t need their business if they’re not going to be by the rules. We got rules around here, people,” Wiessner said.
Gone are the days that people can perpetrate anything they want on other people in the name of political correctness. People’s businesses and properties are their own and they can make the rules, knowing the risk of losing customers who they don’t want there anyway. Chances are, Midwest Wine and Spirits will experience an increase in sales from paying customers who appreciate their stance.
It used to be that anyone who disagreed with a person’s rules or decisions could pitch a fit and make them pay. That’s not how freedom works in America and President Trump has made that known. It’s unacceptable for one person to use what they perceive as their rights to take another person’s away.