||[Jul. 24th, 2006|02:44 pm]
The Question Club
I work in Merle Norman Cosmetics at the mall. Our store is pretty fancy (atleast it tries to be). However, most mothers don't seem to notice that and constantly allow their kids to spill slurpees and make chocolate chip cookie hand prints all over our mirrors. Never, ever do they clean it. The other day I was left with chocolate foot prints leading out the door, it looked like someone shattt all over the damn place. It's soooo disrespectful and rude, and I can't stand it because I'm always the one that has to clean it.|
So I made a small sign near the front door with happy little kids on it that says, "We ask that your child does not bring food into the store please, Thank You!"
I cannot say, "no food or drinks", because almost ALL of our nail and hair clients come in with coffee from Barnies. And they are not the problem. Plus those of us that work there are eating constantly.
Also, my manager would have a heart attack if I made a sign that said that, because we're dead enough as it is and that's basically telling the customers to finish what they're eating first, which means they most likely won't remember to come back when they're done.
The issue here, is that after I put the sign outside, a coworker of mine said she doesn't think a sign like that is allowed because it's discrimination.
Personally, I don't think so. It's a simple REQUEST being that everyone knows children 12 and under are complete slobs, hah.
So my question is:
Do you think the sign is discriminatory - should it stay, or should it go?