"No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service"
We've all seen the sign. But how do places stay
in business with such discriminatory policies?
Because people are ignorant. Most people, including the
employees of such establishments, believe that there is a law that
prevents you from going barefoot in restaurants.
Well, there isn't.
Going barefoot in restaurants is not prohibited by law in any city,
county or state that has ever been questioned on the subject.
The truth is, and here's that word again, ignorance is the
main reason people are generally expected to wear shoes in
restaurants. People erroneously believe that there is some of
kind of danger to their health or the health of others if they go
But, really, how much sense does that make?
No one eats with their feet. They never touch food or tabletops
or chairs or fast-food trays with them.
And yet, people do all sorts of nasty things with their
hands. Many people don't even wash their hands after using the
restroom. And then they do touch the chairs and the trays and
the tables and the doors... Indeed, you are in much greater
danger of catching a disease just from touching the door handle of
the restaurant than you would be from going in barefoot.
And how, exactly, do they expect the pathogen to get on the floor
in the first place? Most restaurants, fast food places especially,
mop and clean their floors constantly. Even if some infectious
agent were to be present at some point, it would quickly get obliterated
by the next bleach-mopping session.
If the spread of disease were a legitimate concern, then the restaurants
should require everyone who enters to wear gloves, not shoes. "No Gloves,
No Shirt, No Service" is what the sign should say. The employees all
wear gloves when preparing the food. Shouldn't people be required to
wear them while they're eating it, too?
Of course they should!
But they aren't. And yet, they're expected to wear shoes, which have
nothing to do with the spread of disease while eating.
Fortunately, sometimes women do go barefoot to restaurants, despite the
rules. Most business don't enforce the policy, especially in the case
with beautiful women. Beautiful women can get away with anything.
Still, it is a very rare occasion. I believe that, if going barefoot
were more accepted and more commonplace, that more women would go barefoot
in public, and would therefore be more often seen at your favorite fast-food
In my opinion, businesses that enforce the ridiculous and discriminatory
policy of requiring people to wear shoes should go out of
business. People should go to other businesses that actually
appreciate their customers and guarantee their freedoms.
I am endeavoring to create a
list of such businesses, but so far no
business with a storefront or cafeteria has identified itself as such.
And so, here in the United States, which claims to be "a free
country," people feel oppressed into wearing shoes whenever they visit a
restaurant or fast food joint.
And until people stand up for their freedoms and stop allowing themselves
to be oppressed, that's exactly how it's going to remain...
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