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    Default Shopping in bare feet and/or topless

    Just that. Is it ever ok to go shopping barefoot and/or topless.

    I know in theory it should be personal choice but it just doesn't "sit right" with me iykwim

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    As a retail worker I would much prefer men kept their shirts on while shopping, as for the shoes some places I've worked it is store policy to be wearing shoes for safety, the current shop they probably wouldn't care and I don't think I would either. The shirts however, I'd prefer them on.

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    Doesn't sit right with me either to be honest!

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    It depends where you live though. Anywhere near water/coast would probably have more people barefoot and/or topless.

    I am too preoccupied with the kids to look at these things atm.

    I personally think barefoot is ick but would never say anything to someone if I see it.

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    Its not that uncommon here in the tropics. I don't even notice.

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    I once looked down my nose at people that wouldnt wear shoes at the shops. Until the day i was in the shops carpark and my sandle broke resulting in me having to walk into myer bare foot to buy some shoes! Now I dont think twice about people not wearing shoes 😂

    But shirts I think should be worn at shops

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    Barefoot doesn't bother me. I spent a lot of my teenage years free spirited and barefoot.

    No shirts well that works fine for me if you're a hot young man lmao but I don't really want to see grandads hairy shoulders and pot belly. So maybe everyone should just keep their shirts on!

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    Working in a retail environment we actually have a policy of shoes and top to enter the store. It's not to harass people to get dressed etc but actually a OHS policy. Imagine walking through a store and someone drops a glass on the ground and you cut your foot. Who is liable ? Barefoot person or the shop? Tops is more about making all shoppers comfortable in a shopping environment.

    Back to the foot. If you cut your foot because you had no shoes on by choice there is soooo much paper work that goes into an accident in store it's ridiculous. It takes around 2.5 hours to fill it all in and trust me we've got better things to do

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    I know they don't but with the world the way it is now you'd expect Woolies would have in their terms and conditions you must wear shirt and shoes or be refused entry.
    Being properly dressed while your out isn't hard, but I can also understand fully someone walking into a shoe shop bare foot after a sandal malfunction!

    Not to subvert the thread but another thing that really gets on my goat, people that look at service staff and say something along the lines of "I'll get that salami THANKS" Whatever happened to: "please may I have"?
    If my parents heard me speak that way they would whoop my butt hard even now.

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    I live in a coastal area and as a younger person rarely wore shoes...clothing consisted of a thin dress chucked over bathers (actually that's still common, but I wear thongs these days 😉). The young guys I hung with regularly only had boardies and sand on their feet. My children regularly go to shops barefooted and I couldn't care less, they hate wearing shoes, and I can't be bothered fighting it (where's VP?? 😁). Except for Bunnings, I've never come across a shoe policy.
    I'm very meh about shoes...and for the record, neither I or my kids have picked up diseases or glass. Kids have occasionally stubbed a toe but that's about it...

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