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Old 05-06-2014, 12:30 AM   #2991
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I made the bad mistake of wearing one of my favorite t-shirts to the store today. It has an American flag upon it, with "God Bless America" in words across the flag.

I didn't know of Cinco de Mayo today, and so the store manager told me to leave the store immediately. He said my shirt was offensive to Mexicans and I could come back if I wore a different shirt.

I didn't know of this! I've never, ever been told to leave a store! I don't understand this. But I was respectful and polite, and I changed my shirt and went back, although I did feel so ashamed. I did not know we aren't allowed to wear shirts with American flags on them on Cinco de Mayo.

Is this a law? I always try to obey all the laws here.

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Old 05-06-2014, 12:54 AM   #2992
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Cat it certainly is not a law! You live in America where you have the right to wear anything you like! I'm really not sure why anyone would ask you to leave a store for wearing a patriotic shirt! Shame on them! Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday it is a Mexican holiday. Even if it were an American holiday, you are still entitled to wear whatever you want, and to believe what whatever you like.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:36 AM   #2993
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Cat it certainly is not a law! You live in America where you have the right to wear anything you like! I'm really not sure why anyone would ask you to leave a store for wearing a patriotic shirt! Shame on them! Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday it is a Mexican holiday. Even if it were an American holiday, you are still entitled to wear whatever you want, and to believe what whatever you like.
I thought so as well, Somebunny, but he said my shirt was offensive to Mexicans and it wasn't allowed on May 5. He also said I needed to be more sensitive to Hispanic immigrants.

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Old 05-06-2014, 03:09 AM   #2994
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Cat, I would be offended by a store owner in the United States telling me I could not wear something that supported the United States. It would be different if he were a Hispanic merchant in Mexico and you were a visitor. If he had done that to me, I would have told him I would no longer support his business.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:38 AM   #2995
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Cat, that man was rude and it was ridiculous for him to say such a thing. You did nothing wrong and there's no reason for you to be ashamed. I agree with Cooking Goddess - if a store owner or manager said that to me, I would tell him it's none of his business what I choose to wear and I wouldn't go back.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:07 AM   #2996
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Same here, ~Cat. I would have told him to mind his own business and left, never going back. I would also tell him why he just lost a customer. He was not only rude but a bully as well.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:23 AM   #2997
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Cat.....the dumb store manager must have been drunk to treat you in this manner. That's what they do in Mexico, get drunk, for those who actually celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It's more of an American tradition to celebrate this day, mostly at Mexican cantinas across the US.
Express your shock and displeasure to the manager if and when he sobers up.
Proudly wear your American Flag t-shirt any time, any where.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:21 AM   #2998
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I didn't know of Cinco de Mayo today, and so the store manager told me to leave the store immediately. He said my shirt was offensive to Mexicans and I could come back if I wore a different shirt.
Did the manager not realize that he was earning his living in the USA? Presumably American's were buying merchandise there?

Should have asked him if he was a citizen of the U.S. Have the Immigration Services on speed dial.
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