Local Corner Store Puts Patrons on Notice: No Boob or Sock Money
Don't say they didn't warn you.
A local corner store issued a list of "Four Things" to be prepared for as the summer months quickly approach.
According to the Levant Corner Store's recent Facebook post, which is definitely a bit tongue-in-cheek, they'd ask people to keep complaints about the heat to themselves, to be warned that mega-shake season is upon us, and to apply within if someone is looking for a gig as the store happens to be hiring.
But the "thing" that got our attention was this: Along with a shirt, shoes, and a good attitude, management is putting it out there that they'd rather not accept cash from patrons trying to pay for goods with sweaty cash from nooks and crannies on their bodies.
"We reserve the right to refuse sweaty money. Please read as: If we see you pull money or your card out of your bra, socks, or other hidden pockets that leave us feeling...questionable and reaching for gloves, we will simply smile and refuse service. Please prepare your visit accordingly."
As someone who has dealt with money from questionable places before, (I was one of the original employees of Spotlight Cinemas back in the day, and you should have seen the places some of the students from the University would dive deep into to pay for a movie ticket...still grosses me out!) I can tell you, especially when you have to take gross, damp dollars and then turn around and run straight to the sink to wash up after, it's not only time-consuming, but it really is disgusting.
I get that sometimes that's all you've got. But that's why the store went the extra mile, and put up a sign, warning people in advance that they weren't keen on "boob or sock money".
What I find funny is the people in the comment section defending this practice, going so far as to say it's right that all legal tender must be accepted and that they would report the store for setting a standard of decency for their employees--because that's really what it is. While that might be true, shouldn't we aim to be better because we can, not worse because we can?
Is it so hard for all of us to attempt to show a little respect, and maybe not shove money that we've sweated all over into someone else's hand?
Also, you always have the choice to go somewhere else.