Liquor store sign: 'Pull your pants up or don't come in'

Liquor store sign: 'Pull your pants up or don't come in'
Liquor store sign: 'Pull your pants up or don't come in'
Posted at 8:50 AM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 05:23:33-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR/CNN) - The words are blunt. The message is clear.

A sign greeting customers at an liquor store is grabbing attention and likely prompting some customers to grab something else.

Management at Midwest Wine and Spirits OKC put the sign up because they said customers kept coming in with low-riding pants.

It said, "Pull your pants up or don't come in. Try and have some decency for others. No one wants to see your underwear."

"I agree with it," Chad Gilbert said. "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."

Sunshine Weatherby has a different opinion.

"Well, I mean, it's time to change with the times. It's a liquor store. You come here to buy liquor," she said. "I can see that if it was like a church. 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."

Beyond concerns about decency and underwear, security is the big factor, a liquor store employee said.

"Usually, when people come in with their pants sagging, it's easier for them to steal bottles." employee Shana Wiessner said.

Those who don't want to abide by the rules are 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.

And it is something customers think the business has the right to do.

"Of course. It's their business," Weatherby said.

"As long as they treat everybody the same, I have no problem with it at all," Gilbert said.

The store said since it put up its sign, other stores have followed suit.

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