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To think that it's appalling that working men are not allowed to eat at certain restaurants?

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Sickofpeppapig00 Wed 21-Jan-15 19:29:45

So, just started dating this guy. Very well educated (bachelor degree), nicely spoken. He works as an electrician. He recently mentioned that we would have liked to have lunch at Bill's (fairly casual restaurant chain in London) but couldn't as working men are not allowed to eat inside (only in their outdoor sitting area). Apparently this is the case with many other restaurant chains in London.

AIBU to think this is appalling behaviour and even might be illegal?

AgentProvocateur Wed 21-Jan-15 19:31:24

Really?! How bizarre. And how do they (the working men) know?

EatShitDerek Wed 21-Jan-15 19:32:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JeanSeberg Wed 21-Jan-15 19:33:43

Do you mean there's a sign saying No work boots or simular? Not really sure what you mean to be honest as never seen anything like this anywhere!

fakenamefornow Wed 21-Jan-15 19:33:45

Do you mean they are not allowed in wearing dirty overalls/boots?

shakemysilliesout Wed 21-Jan-15 19:34:32

Is this not more a dress code issue?

Borka Wed 21-Jan-15 19:34:36

Working men or workmen? Is it to do with dirty work overalls?

Outforanotherwalkbitch Wed 21-Jan-15 19:34:52

I think you mean that builders plumbers etc. can't eat there in their work clothes, which is a common rule in pubs and restaurants.

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 21-Jan-15 19:35:20

Are you sure it's not just when in grubby overalls?

how else would they know if they turn a shirt and tie

LynetteScavo Wed 21-Jan-15 19:35:28

Certain establishments have dress codes. Such is life.

DamsonInDistress Wed 21-Jan-15 19:35:36

What a load of rubbish OP, they may have a dress code but they certainly don't ban 'working men'

Sickofpeppapig00 Wed 21-Jan-15 19:35:40

He didn't elaborate but I'm guessing wearing dirty boots? Not sure how dirty an electrician gets during work, I can't imagine it would be that dirty

PrincessOfChina Wed 21-Jan-15 19:35:52

Presumably it's an attire issue. Many places ask that people don't wear work boots and overalls in the same way they might ask people to remove muddy wellies.

usualsuspect333 Wed 21-Jan-15 19:36:02

How do they know he's a 'working man' ?

Quiero Wed 21-Jan-15 19:37:17

What do you think an electrician does? confused. Of course they get dirty.

Sickofpeppapig00 Wed 21-Jan-15 19:37:32

No idea usual

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 21-Jan-15 19:37:33

It can be if he had to lay wires in walls or forty houses or under floors or backs of fridges etc.

dust, pet hair, dead bugs etc

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 21-Jan-15 19:37:51

dirty houses

Sickofpeppapig00 Wed 21-Jan-15 19:38:44

Quiero I was comparing an electrician to say a painter who would have obvious paint splashes all over him?

DonnaTheKamikaze Wed 21-Jan-15 19:39:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

shakemysilliesout Wed 21-Jan-15 19:39:34

I think yabu- loads of places have dress code

Sickofpeppapig00 Wed 21-Jan-15 19:39:37

Ok it does make sense. ..

AppleRings Wed 21-Jan-15 19:40:07

Bills is really a casual restaurant. How would they know he was a "working man"?

GokTwo Wed 21-Jan-15 19:40:16

I don't think it's anything other than an issue with mucky work clothes. A bit like some cafe's don't let walkers come inside with their muddy boots on.

omnishambles Wed 21-Jan-15 19:40:50

I thought it was a male prostitute confused

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