He thinks it’s “bloody disgusting” when women wear PJs in public
Hey, moms. Did you grocery shop this week? If so, congrats. Grocery shopping is hard as hell when you have little kids, even if you don’t take them. Just carving out the time to go, fill your cart, then haul it all to the car and inside your house is a shit-ton of work. So if you manage to do it at all, even while wearing a burlap sack, good on you. But one guy thinks women should step up their grocery wardrobe a notch.
And may we say, screw that guy.
Chris Cooke was strolling through a Tesco recently when he noticed two women committing the grave, sartorial sin of wearing pajamas in public. Sorry, did we say sin? We meant WIN. Because everything is better in pajamas. But apparently, this douche disagrees.
He sounds like a real peach, right? Bravo to hero Joel Brackenbury for calling him out on his bullshit. Cooke wrote the following on Tesco’s Facebook page along with a creeper shot of two women shopping in comfy ensembles including pajama pants and robes:
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. 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.
MOMS, THAT’S WHO. Honestly, Mr. Cooke. Please shut the fuck up. If I make it to the grocery store in anything more than a thong and nipple tassels I’m calling it a win.
The palate cleanser we all need is Brackenbury’s fantastic response:
Dear Tesco, can you please put a rule in place that people like Mr. Cooke will not be served in your stores. I for one find it uncomfortable to have to shop alongside people who spend their time taking photographs of strangers minding their own business rather than just ignoring things that do not affect them in any way, and have seen other people before making complaints on a similar basis. I mean who doesn’t have the time to just ignore these women and carry on shopping.
Mic. Drop. He completely nailed it. Imagine the level of effort and thought required in bothering to shiftily photograph these unassuming women, going about their lives and buying Pop-Tarts for their kids, (who knows, I’m putting myself in their shoes and I buy a lot of Pop-Tarts, just roll with it) and then posting it to the grocery store’s Facebook page to bitch. Wow, buddy. Get a hobby.
We’re not the only ones raging. The internet wasn’t having any of his shit either. The comments on Brackenbury’s post were mostly people ripping Cooke a new one. And it’s glorious.
Whether society is going to hell in a hand-basket because no one dresses up to run errands anymore is neither here nor there — everyone’s entitled to their opinions and can wear whatever they want to buy bread and milk. It’s when a person decides to shame someone on the internet that boundaries are crossed. Cooke had no place calling these women out, and Brackenbury rightfully took him to task.
So moms, feel free to stroll the aisles of your local grocery store in a unicorn onesie and a messy bun. We do what we have to do, and if wearing pajamas makes our errands a little easier, then everyone else needs to deal with it.