A TESCO store in Wales has banned customers from doing shopping in their PYJAMAS. Locals regularly pop in wearing night clothes and slippers.

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Giving new meaning to the term ‘trakkie daks’, many are young single mums from the surrounding estate, which is notorious for the large number on benefits. Staff have noticed more and more pushing trolleys in PJs after dropping their kids off at school in the morning. Other shoppers have complained that the sight makes them “uncomfortable and embarrassed”.

Mum-of-two Elaine Carmody fell foul of the new dress code yesterday at the branch in St Mellons, Cardiff. She was told to abandon her trolley and escorted out by a guard. Elaine, 24, said: “I’ve got lovely pairs of pyjamas with bears and penguins on them. I’ve worn my best ones today, just so I look tidy. “Loads of people go in wearing jogging bottoms. What’s the difference?”

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A notice at the entrance bans nightwear and urges shoppers to dress appropriately to avoid causing offence.

A spokesman for the store said the move was a response to customer feedback. He was not aware of any other branch having similar signs. Many shoppers at the store backed the ban yesterday. But others on the estate were furious and vowed to switch to a rival supermarket. One mum said: “This is pathetic and shows how snobbish some people can be. Do they have any idea how difficult it is to get three kids off to school when you’re a single parent? You haven’t got time to get all dolled up.”

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[news source: The Sun]

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