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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At Fort Ord in the 1960s in California my mother and I were going to the commissary. I was sixteen. I was told that I was not allowed to enter because I was a ‘child’ and they suggested that I wait in the adjacent ‘nursery.’ So I sat and waited over an hour in a hot car. I didn’t go anywhere near a Comm/PX until I became an Army spouse. Today the PX or BX complex is full of kids and babies.
This plus release of American captive is to deflect from the numerous real mac daddy scandles.
Clearly he wearing a blue t-shirt with red and white stripes on his pants. This patriotic zealot is tempting “workplace violence”, ...what was he thinking...?!?! /sarc
I addressed both of your comments already. Use the eyes and brain God gave you.
I don’t know what part of the Exchange you worked in, but when I came on active duty in 1971, officers were prohibited from wearing Levis or other sorts of blue jeans to the base exchange (AAFES) at a Strategic Air Command base. Enlisted, yes, but the jeans had to be clean and “presentable.” Nobody would have been allowed to wear workout clothes.
I am still amazed, though, that the Commissary (not part of AAFES) would have a strict dress code for kids. If true, it is probably something the local command came up with.
You seemed to be on both sides of it. If I misinterpreted it’s most likely b/c you can’t write for shit. Therefore I cut to the chase. Any support of this kid being kicked out b/c “it’s the military, whatchagondo?” is just stupid.
If he were wearing a dress they’d have let him in
And he’s the wrong color as well. The kid should have known better.
The kid was with his mother, which is why people are scratching their head.
Me too, we are Retired over 65, hubby is Ret. SCPO, I do the shopping. And can tell you I’ve never seen a kid ejected or a adult for this type of dressing. There is not a thing wrong with it, it covers well, and is not offensive. I have seen young teen and adult women in more skimpy clothes at both the Exchange and Commissary. Not down to the 2 piece swim suit type, just more skin showing.
It must be a base by base issue. Sure not at Millington, TN Navy Base BUPERS. They go in, in running gear even. As long as there are shoes, shirt, and shorts or pants, that cover the strategic areas fully (NO BARE MID RIFF stuff) there are no restrictions for the spouses and families on or off base.
In Uniform, it best be correct or some shopping Brass will tell you, you are not in proper uniform. PT Uniform is not allowed, is correct CLL.
Brass come in off the golf course just as they went on it.
This was just pure harassment of a child, probably by some muzzie it offended.
There are NO dress code signs up in our Commissary or Exchange. Enlisted know the rules about dress. Families are not held to same standards.
Now the people who use both facilities are better dressed that a Wal-Mart shopper. There is a vast difference. And you get good service. Worst thing about our Exchange is they carry more for the Brass than Enlisted, $200 for a stupid Vera W wallet is outrageous. $65 for a POLO T shirt with collar, is outrageous. Considering all were china made for about $3 bucks.
Looks like a Patriotic T and long shorts to me. Common clothes. Not work out gear. All are available at the Exchange in fact. More than likely bought there.
Apparently, in at least one case, I can.
I agree. You have to wonder what agenda is driving this.