A Houma woman is offended and upset after she was kicked out of a local seafood store and berated for wearing a tank top, reports Lafayette radio station 99.9KTDY, which interviewed the woman and her daughter on air about their experience.
Cookie Pierre and her daughter, Sunny, were at the Sea-Go seafood store on Grand Calliou Road in Houma when Sunny Pierre says her mother was “kicked out of the store and cursed out” because of her outfit, the radio station reports.
A 2011 story by the Houma Courier reported on the Sea-Go’s policies, which are spelled out in a sign in front of Arthur and Linda Eschete’s business. That sign includes the rule that “Ladies must have A WHOLE SHIRT on” to enter the building.
“These are my principles and my beliefs,” Arthur Eschete told the Courier. “I appreciate my good customers and if people don’t feel they can adhere to my dress code there are other places to go. It is nothing personal. ... We had to implement a dress code.”.
Since Pierre’s story went viral, others have shared stories of their experiences at the Houma seafood market.