OKLAHOMA CITY – A sign at a metro liquor store is getting some attention after it tells customers to stay out if their pants aren’t up.
“Pull your pants up or don’t come in!!! Try to have some decency & respect for others. No one wants to see your underwear,” said the sign at Midwest Wine & Spirits OKC.
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.