Nurse Mary Walls Penney, who specializes in treating patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, wrote a Facebook post about a cashier who shamed her for having rainbow-colored hair. The cashier noticed her name tag, and asked what she did at the health care facility. Upon learning she was a nurse, the cashier said “I’m surprised they let you work there like that. What do your patients think about your hair?” The cashier then doubled-down on sucking by asking someone else in the checkout line what they thought of her brightly-colored hair.
Here's her full story:
After work I went to the store to pick up a few things.
While checking out, the cashier, looked at my name tag and said, "So what do you do there?"
I replied, "I'm a nurse."
She continued, "I'm surprised they let you work there like that. What do your patients think about your hair?"
She then proceeded to ask the elderly lady that was in line behind me, "What do you think about her hair?"
The kind older lady said, "Nothing against you honey, it's just not for me."
Then the cashier continued to comment that they didn't allow that sort of thing even when she worked fast food and that she was shocked that a nursing facility would allow that.