Skip to comments.Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary
Posted on 06/02/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT by GailA
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Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary
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If the boy was wearing a dress, all would have been fine.
I don’t know why he was refused admission, but it’s a good time to learn to deal with disappointment.
Is this news? Are there no Obama scandals?
And your point is? Do you imagine the rule is there to stop children from offending by wearing work out gear?
I disliked the rule that "sneakers" were not allowed in the dining hall until I sat next to someone wearing them who was not aware of his foot odor.
It is the military. They are making an effort to keep sweaty smelly troops from stopping in to buy groceries before cleaning up. The directives to those who are supposed to check are "blanket" because enforcement is more simple.
There are things to carp about regarding the military. This is not one of them.
There’s a current rule against entering the Commissary or the AAFEs stores in PT UNIFORM, but this is the first time I’ve heard that it applies to dependents as well. I’ve seem tha many ladies going shopping after working out without issues.
I have seen a lot worse in the commissary. This is BS.
Workout gear? Wow...
I have to agree......I worked in the Base Exchange at Castle AFB in the late 60s......and I’m an AF Brat......I never heard of such a thing.....plus my mother was an asst manager at the Commissary at the same time......something’s not quite right here!
Having worked at base commissaries, I’ve seen worse. This is just plain stupid.
I bet he was asking someone to buy him beer and smokes.
Except he's not sweaty, smelly, or a troop. He's a 7-yr old kid going to the store with his mom.
The directives to those who are supposed to check are "blanket" because enforcement is more simple.There are things to carp about regarding the military. This is not one of them.
Service members blindly executing without using the brain God gave them is a serious cause for concern from where I sit. The guy who kicked him out can easily be replaced by a robot. No human judgment necessary.
I regularly shop at the local commissary and for that facility and the BX there are no rules that would bar the way the kid is dressed. My kids were dressed that way back in the 80s when going to the commissary and other base facilities as well.
The last strict dress codes I remember goes back to the 70s.
In 1970 a base commander at an army base banned a medically retired and disabled/wheelchair Viet Nam vet from the commissary because he had a beard. That made national news and the overnight outcry brought down the SecDef on the colonel and he was retired as of the phone call and had one week to clear the base. I suspect this is something akin to that fiasco.
Simple solution: Dress the child in a Muslim Thobe garment and there should be no problem.
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People are amazed when I tell them about the Army dress codes of the sixties -
No athletic shoes, shorts or t-shirts unless actively engaged in athletic or PT activities or in transit to same.
No blue jeans or t-shirts in the PX, commissary or base theaters.
Button down sport shirts and slacks or class A uniform when leaving post except for troops living off post who were allowed to wear fatigues going to and from work.
No fatigues allowed in any civilian establishment off post - no stopping at the off-post convenience store in your fatigues on the way home.
The Army’s rules were strict but not much different from the general social guidelines of the time.
The world has changed quite a lot, and while some of you think it is great that you may now get on an airplane or go to a nice restaurant in the same clothes that you wore to change the oil in the family jalopy, I, for one, believe we have lost something for it.
Scary when you consider the possibilities the next time a Katrina-like event happens, eh? Or simply when the Obammunist decides to declare a state of "national emergency".
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