An enraged shopper shared his horror on Facebook after he spotted two women strolling the aisles of a Tesco store in Salford, Greater Manchester, in pyjamas and dressing gowns at 7pm on Tuesday evening.
Describing it as “bloody disgusting”, he shared a photo of the pair on the supermarket giant’s Facebook page – and called for management to introduce a dress code.
In the photo the pair appear unfazed by their “over casual” appearance as they browsed snacks with a shopping basket in hand.
The customer, in his complaint, wrote: “Dear Tesco, please can you put a rule in place that people like this will not be served in your stores. It’s bloody disgusting.
“Who doesn’t have the time to get changed into clothes to go shopping?”
“This was at 7pm last night at your Tesco Salford store and I have seen other people dressed similar on a regular basis.
“I mean who doesn’t have the time to get changed into clothes to go shopping?”
The post appears to have been deleted – but not before a Tesco spokesman replied they were aware “many customers” had expressed similar concerns.
The spokesman said: “Many of our customers have told us that they feel uncomfortable when they see other shoppers wearing unsuitable clothing in our stores and we do try to find a balance that everyone is happy with.
“Although we don’t have a formal dress code in our stores, we rely on our management team to use their discretion and common sense.”
But it appears not all customers of the same opinion.
While some have echoed the call for shoppers wearing pyjamas to be banned, the post sparked an online debate.
Damon Vickers said: “Maybe people don’t like you [the complainant] in the shop and should ban you because you’re looking down your nose at people and calling them disgusting.
“I find it disgusting that you’re judging people by what they’re wearing.”
Kenny Wilson added: “They are covered up, what’s the problem?”
Jemma Cee wrote: “I’m more concerned there is a creepy guy following two women around taking photos of them to post on social media.”
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