A Mount Pleasant woman was asked to leave Whole Foods yesterday after violating the store’s strict Mandatory Yoga Pants dress code for females. Denied customer Amanda Mayo was escorted out by management after frightening other customers with her jean shorts.
Amanda said she didn’t intentionally violate the dress code. “I was running errands and needed to pick up some quinoa,” she said. “I just ran in and completely forgot I had jean shorts on. That’s when the manager quickly approached and shielded me with a blanket, saying I had to leave or they were going to call the cops.”
Whole Foods Manager Diana Callan said it was an unfortunate situation, but it was handled properly. “We don’t enjoy having to do things like that, but we need to when disobedient customers put us in that position. We have a reputation to protect at Whole Foods. If we allowed everyone to wear jorts in our store, we’d turn into Food Lion.”
Whole Foods customer Christine Short described the chaotic scene. “I had just finished a tiring morning of going to Barre class and was shopping for some gluten-free gnocchi’s when I saw this plain-looking woman in shorts enter the store. It was terrifying. I hid behind the fine cheeses until management took care of the situation.”
Whole Foods has committed to donating 1,000 pairs of yoga pants to underprivileged woman over the next year. They hope create a whole new generation of stay-at-home moms who overpay for groceries.