Day 5 – I took care of myself and said ‘no’ when I was a no rather than accept someone else’s arbitrary rules on me. I had an altercation with an attendant of a laundry mat about being barefoot. lol
So, since we halted remodeling of our bathroom/laundry room (we decided to build new) we have had to take our clothes to the laundry mat. Since I go barefoot almost everywhere it never even crossed my mind that this would be a place that would have a rule about the wearing of shoes (seriously, a laundry mat).
I was putting clothes into one of the washers and they had country music on loud enough that I wouldn’t be able to ignore it so I went to ask if they would be willing to turn it down or change the station. As I am walking up to ask her she says… “you’re going to have to put shoes on”. LOL!! My ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder) kicked into full overdrive and that is about the time I decided we would be going somewhere else and that this was going to be fun. lol
I was feeling pretty good so I made it a point to state my point of view about shoes and enquire about why they require shoes. She said all the same old tired arguments and I proceeded to school her. It got kind of heated on her end and she was pretty flustered before it was all over. She eventually said it was a health issue and I laughed and asked if people were eating here with their feet. lol
I was a good bit of fun. lol
So, I stood up for the right to go barefoot and for my choice to do business where I want to. Later on, Lora, Kaitlyn and myself walked into Walmart barefoot and not a single person took note or said a word.
It really cracks me up when people try to play a power trip over you when they do not have the authority to do it. I think she really thought she was going to make me wear shoes. lol!
I don’t know if I made a point or not but there were plenty of other customers there that at least heard logical reasoning as to why their rules are silly.
I have no problem with people having rules for their businesses. I will gladly take my business elsewhere if I disagree with them.
Day 5 was fun!