Bartender Sean Kenyon has a few words of advice for his peers: shield the armpits!

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It shouldn't be about what you wear, right? According to Sean Kenyon, the barman behind the Squeaky Bean and Williams & Graham, it absolutely should be about that, especially if you're one of those tenders who takes to wearing a "hipster" tank top when you're slinging drinks behind the stick.

Late last night, presumably after leaving an offending watering hole, Kenyon tweeted that he's not interested in focusing his gaze on your armpits, and judging from the responses to said tweet, which you can read below, he's not alone.

And that got us thinking...about fashion statements. When is it okay -- and not okay -- to expose your sweaty (and in some cases, frighteningly hairy) pits to the people you serve? What about nose rings? Tongue studs? Bare (or beer) bellies illustrated with tattoos? Glitter eye shadow shimmering below eyebrow piercings? Blue hair? Botox lips?

In other words, when you walk into a bar -- or a restaurant -- how much does the appearance of the staff matter to you? Or, unless they're picking their nose, or picking their teeth, should it matter at all?

Discuss.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hipster Douchebags are as Hipster Douchebags do.

 

 

guest
guest

nothing like a cutting edge topic to excite people to conversation - but then again this is just the food blog afterall.  As someone else already mentioned, this topic was beaten to death about, oh, 20 years ago.

jenna-furrr
jenna-furrr topcommenter

And furthermore, my ink and metal do not interfere with my typing--maybe I'll get my effin fingers pierced next--so what the hell is this--the dark ages?

jenna-furrr
jenna-furrr topcommenter

Just for the record, I was filthy and disgusting loooooooog before I got ink and metal.

 

 And is it possible that some males are uncomfortable with female pitty-fur because they are intent on being misogynist butt-drippers who believe that women should adhere to their gender-normative standards of beauty? Damn the man! Save the Empire!

Cap_Hill_Cowboy
Cap_Hill_Cowboy

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! I quit. Throwing in the towel and moving to Portland. Slow news day indeed...

denverhbc
denverhbc

"What about nose rings? Tongue studs? Bare (or beer) bellies illustrated with tattoos? Glitter eye shadow shimmering below eyebrow piercings? Blue hair? Botox lips?"

 

Really? I mean of course you you should wear a shirt at work but come on, are we still having the tattoo/piercing argument? What happens? Does this automatically make one filthy? How does this shit act as an indicator of hygiene? Glitter eyeshadow under a piercing doesn't change the food, does it?

 

This is stupid.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

"And that got us thinking...about fashion statements. When is it okay -- and not okay -- to expose your sweaty (and in some cases, frighteningly hairy) pits to the people you serve? What about nose rings? Tongue studs? Bare (or beer) bellies illustrated with tattoos? Glitter eye shadow shimmering below eyebrow piercings? Blue hair? Botox lips?"

 

There is only ONE answer to the above questions and that answer is:  NEVER!!

 

Bars and restaurants with bartenders and servers who dress and appear like that are toilets.  I don't drink from the toilet.  If the health board inspectors walked into the place with bartenders and servers dressed and appearing like that, that toilet would never be the same.  Ever.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

 @Cap_Hill_Cowboy

Who's throwing in the towel and moving to Portland?  What did I miss in this article?

jenna-furrr
jenna-furrr topcommenter

 @DonkeyHotay Sadly, no, I'm not single. But next time I am, I'll be sure to look you up. You seem like a charmer and all. ::Back off ladies--I saw him first!::

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

 @jenna-furrr

 Hee! Hee!   I've stopped in a couple of bars on South Broadway that actually smelled like an old campground outhouse.  I didn't stick around.

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