Dressing for Success
So, thanks to low lifes, banks are enacting dress codes.
From Yahoo, today:
"While bank robberies don’t often make the news, due to a recent crime spree in the suburban city of Longwood, Florida, banks are imposing a dress code on customers, prohibiting them from wearing hats, hoods, and sunglasses while inside the bank, according to a story reported this week in the Orlando Sentinel."
Almost every video of robberies of businesses around here involve a hoodie or baseball caps. The ones that perplex me are the hoodies, but with the pants around the ankles, the waist at the knees, and boxer underwear. One perpetrator had broken into the front door of a business and the camera was directly on him--he was definitely slowed down by the pants around the knees and ankles, but hey you still have to be cool when you're stealing, eh?
So, do you remove your sunglasses when you go into a business ( I don't always) or a bank? Should hoodies be banned in businesses? Should people be profiled in this manner?
If I walk in wearing a hoodie and sunglasses, people are still pretty much going to know I'm not likely to rob a bank or a convenience store. I think it should be a case by case basis and particular items of clothing not banned, but I do feel it is the right of a business to do what they want.
I also feel they should be able not to serve people that don't wear shirts, or shoes.
It's a shame our society has come to that.
I will say I'd rather see pants around the knees that oversized T shirts and flip flops that seem to be the outfit of choice in this part of the country for many people ages 35-75, but that's just a personal preference and doesn't have anything to do with dress codes to prevent crime. And yes, I know some people don't have much money for clothes. You can get clothes for free at churches that aren't T shirts or flip flops.