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Summer does not mean men can remove their shirts in Tescos!

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pinkladyapple Fri 10-Jun-16 13:23:41

Went to Tescos. A family of 4 males walked past from ages maybe 6 up to 60 and all of them were topless and sweaty. Why is that acceptable all of a sudden to be effectively wearing beachwear while in a supermarket just cause it's hot? Would I be allowed to walk in bare chested or in a bikini?

One of them leant against the deli counter and left a sweat imprint from their chest. confused

I think indoors it's particularly bad. It's not about if they have a nice physique or not it's just not acceptable in places like the town centre or inside businesses surely?

AIBU to be really irritated by this?

Roobix04 Fri 10-Jun-16 13:25:20

Yanbu even if women were allowed to walk around bare chested there's a time and a place and that place is not tescos

Teresalosingtheirleaves Fri 10-Jun-16 13:27:04

ewwwwww deli counter sweat!
Yabu abit, just look away.

guiltynetter Fri 10-Jun-16 13:30:12

I used to work in asda and you weren't allowed in with no top on, surely tesco should have the same policy.

OhMyGoddess Fri 10-Jun-16 13:31:33

grin at the sweaty chest imprint on the deli glass.

YANBU, dirty scuffers.

Maryjo15 Fri 10-Jun-16 13:33:56

Yes you could walk in a Bikini, nothing wrong with a bit of skin, do you complain about decency when women breast feed in public.

Pinkheart5915 Fri 10-Jun-16 13:33:56

I am very much in favour of a top on in supermarket policy

Ewwww at chest sweat at the deli, YANBU

Teideal Fri 10-Jun-16 13:34:29

No they shouldn't. But there's cannot be laws for everything, especially the things that require decorum. Not everybody has it though.

People lean against the deli counters all the time and leave something of themselves behind; unwashed hands, sneezes etc (delightful thought to leave you with) but it's there to protect the food. So that's something!!

MaryMargaret Fri 10-Jun-16 13:34:45

Shudder YANBU. TBH I don't even think shorts are reasonable streetwear on the over-20s though I'm aware that's a TBU

Fluffyears Fri 10-Jun-16 13:35:06

Ew there was on old man like that in the supermarket last week. He had a massive belly that had stretch marks and his shorts sat under his belly literally just covering his bits and no more. A shop is not the time and place to be topless.

NeedACleverNN Fri 10-Jun-16 13:36:28

Don't many shops have a no shoes,no shirt, no service policy now days?

SaucyJack Fri 10-Jun-16 13:36:58

I agree in most cases.

But I am a dirty knee-rubbing old woman a la Kathy Burke and I'm rather afraid that I do allow exceptions to the rule in certain cases.

OhMyGoddess Fri 10-Jun-16 13:38:02

That will have been my DH Fluffy grin grin

Maryjo15 Fri 10-Jun-16 13:53:07


Nice fat shaming and ageism you got going on.

MsWorthington Fri 10-Jun-16 14:02:42

YANBU, why do some men feel that as soon as the temp goes above 20 degrees they should whip their top off in public? It's fine on the beach, just about acceptable in the park, but dear God never ever is it acceptable in a shop. Sweaty torsos in Tesco is just grim.

namechangeparents Fri 10-Jun-16 14:10:37

YANBU OP. Flesh on show turns my stomach. It just makes me feel hotter. And it creates a meat smell.

Just keep your t-shirts on, please.

HazelBite Fri 10-Jun-16 14:16:27

I can't stand seeing all these men in shorts either, It really is a personal bugbear of mine and probably totally unreasonable.
Shorts are for wearing to the beach or for playing sport not wandering around supermarkets.......Don't even get me started on the shirtless brigade............

oliviaclottedcream Fri 10-Jun-16 14:18:47

Oh do behave Maryjo15 !

YANBU It's really uncouth, especially in a place they sell food.

CruCru Fri 10-Jun-16 14:19:47

I do see the point about men going topless (even if they are in shape, it's a bit disconcerting to see men without tops at the shops).

But shorts? I wear shorts, I don't think that is inappropriate.

Niloufes Fri 10-Jun-16 14:20:07

Hazelbite?? Shorts?? really? Do you ever wear a skirt? Have a little perspective.

IWouldLikeToSeeTheseMangoes Fri 10-Jun-16 14:23:53

YANBU. Still I suppose it could be worse they could be walking about with their pants off.

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 10-Jun-16 14:26:44

do not see the big deal on shorts. people should wear what they like.

for hygiene reasons however tops should be worn.

exception perhaps for small children given I'd rather see a half naked child than one over heated and screaming.

unlimiteddilutingjuice Fri 10-Jun-16 14:27:24

Taps Aff!!

I agree OP. Its manky

pinkladyapple Fri 10-Jun-16 14:37:39

maryjo15 why on earth does me being offended by men walking around topless in tesco mean I must be offended by breastfeeding women?

I'm not a pearl-clutching prude. grin

3dogsandacat Fri 10-Jun-16 19:10:55

Yes it's grim.
But, as someone mentioned up thread, you can't have laws for everything.

At the risk of being flamed, it does seem to be a certain type of person who does this.
They have probably never been taught that it's basic good manners not to wander round the shops with a sweaty, whiffy torso on display.
At the beach? Fine
Around a pool? Fine
In a Park? I can just about live with that.

Wandering around Tescos? Never.

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