Miles City Folks!!!
Posted by chevy guy 2011 (+16) 10 years ago
So I have noticed latley that there are alot of folks (mainly women) here in Miles city who take no pride in themselves or the way they look! When did it become socially exceptable to leave your home and spend the day out shopping in your pajamas and slippers? When did it become socially exceptable not to wash or brush your hair, and just show up at work with bed head and morning breath? There are alot of girls that work at Wal-mart,McDonalds, who do this just to name a few. I checked out the other day with a cashier at Wal-mart and her arm pit hair was so long it looked like she was hiding Buckwheat from The Little Rescal's under her arm. Come on ladies I know its a small town but take some pride in yourself....However I do have to say that all the ladies who work at Murdoch's Home and Ranch Supply are dressed sharp, ladies like Ashley the cashier or Randi Lee the sales girl ( to name a few) I have never been in that store and seen any of the ladies who work there without there hair curled or make up on,so brovo to the Murdoch's team keep up the great job!!!!!
Top
Posted by Doxie (+29) 10 years ago
Couldn't agree with you more! Some of these people could star in the "walmart emails."
Top
Posted by MR (+392) 10 years ago
Some of the "men" at Walmart need a good bathing and shampooing ! It's right there where you work and they get a discount ! Gross !
Top
supporter
Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17335) 10 years ago
I was in Miles City this past week, and was afforded the opportunity to inspect the pubic regions of many persons in sales positions of several businesses, in the guise of "official Miles City.com floor inspector". All passed with flying colors.

Outside of the crabs, lice, and other vermin issue that was the focus of our investigation, I cannot comment on personal attire.

I can comment that there are NO EVIDENCE concerning rodents in the Walmart bread department. Myself, and my assistant, Mr. Mule Train, inspected all of the Walmart bakery products and give this business an A++++++ score in regards to cleanliness.
Top
Posted by Smiley (+847) 10 years ago
Wow, I have never seen anything as rude as this. Do you have a guide somewhere I don't know about that decides what is socially acceptable? Is it any of your business what a person decides to wear? I mean, if you consider women not shaving as a disgusting thing, maybe you should take a procreateing history lesson. The media says girls that work at murdochs are beautiful. When my hair is crazy and not behaving, I didn't have time to shave the last 3 days because my showers are interrupted by one thing or another, when I'm having a lazy day and decide I want to relax, but then I need something from walmart so I go in my pjs, when I'm not looking socially acceptable I still know I'm beautiful. Stop trying to advance the distorted media image of beauty with this disgustingly rude post. Take a damn sensitivity course or something.
Top
Posted by Smiley (+847) 10 years ago
*ps.
The girls that I have encountered at murdochs(you know, those hotties with the body) don't know a damn thing about the products @ their store... again that's just the oh, 5 or 66 that i've met in the last 3 years. They must be doing something right...
Top
supporter
Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
All I ask is that people be relatively clean and dry, wear clothing that does not have holes in it and that said clothing covers the belly area. That's a fairly low standard and not difficult to achieve.
Top
supporter
Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
I am so sick of going into Walmart and seeing the employees there. They are so icky. The fact that they dress and act exactly like club wielding Neanderthals and are constantly torturing small animals and molesting women and children is just awful. Did you know that they go out while you are shopping and drive your car into the bollards in the parking lot and then blame it on you? Last time I went to Walmart I am pretty sure that I got lice and herpes and west nile virus from the checkout girl, not to mention being robbed and beaten severely when I refused to buy non-medical marijuana and carry a bag of methamphetamine to Glendive (I wasn't going that way). To add insult to injury, they had the nerve to charge me by the pound for all the mice that were in my produce.

Of course I have no alternative to shopping there so my only recourse is to come to MC.com and insult them publicly.
Top
supporter
Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
Err, the above post was actually made by Ford_guy_2011. He is an anonymous person and not me at all.
Top
Posted by chevy guy 2011 (+16) 10 years ago
I guess I better clarify a few things first off I used the girls of Murdoch's as a example, being attractive or unattractive is not the point. My point was that they take pride in there apperance. I personally have never had any issues with there product knowledge,I did most of my Christmas shopping there and they we all very helpfull.As far as the lady who has "LAZY DAYS" we all have them.But perhaps if you don't have time to shower or shave in a 3 day period of time, well maybe you need some help in other areas. As far as a book of proper ettiquete there is no book; but there is also no reason to be sloppy and dirty and miss your shower the only person you have to blame is the person in the mirror.I saw a lady the other day comming out of Renolyds market she had 5 toddlers and yet she still had a her makeup on had her hair pulled back in a ponytail, had jeans on and looked presentable,and so did all her children in other words she took pride in here apperance even with five kids...somehow she found time to pull her self together...
Top
supporter
Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 10 years ago
Somehow standards are changing. It's okay to be gross looking. In fact, it seems to be the fad.
I've had a really hard time with employees and their disgusting appearance. I very much appreciate comments from customers when they ask why I allow it. Truth is, I don't. But you can't enforce any rules about make-up and piercings and tattoos and clothing. You get in trouble for that.
What a great topic. I'd like to hear any ideas on how to beautify America, one employee at a time. I'm all ears, sans earrings. To everyone who makes a joke of this, thanks, I love it. I think it's funny, too. Except for when it isn't...
Top
founder
supporter
Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
I am appalled that men wear tee-shirts without a jacket! My gawd, they are going about in their underwear for anyone to see! And the lack of corsets is truly shocking. Plus, all those people who don't wear proper hats (I don't mean baseball caps on backwards) and gloves when attending social functions.

And ankles! The number of bare ankles I see makes me cringe. When, oh, when are going back to the days of proper dressing, like we used to see 100 years ago, when women didn't even know shaving their armpits and legs was important because those armpits and legs were never, ever seen.

I want to see men in suits and ties at all times. Proper, three-piece suits, so I am not exposed to a shirt front unnecessarily because shirts used to be underwear and no man was seen by a lady in his shirtsleeves.

I mean, really!
Top
Posted by korky II (+608) 10 years ago
And I thought all we had was a rodent problem at Wal Mart. Maybe we do?
Top
supporter
Posted by SsquaredDesign (+148) 10 years ago
Wow Smiley, I don't know what your problem is(though I can guess) with the Murdoch's employees looking nice. I, for one, am a big fan of women who actually take care of themselves and want to look their best when they are out in public. That would be one of the many reasons I married Ashly (the cashier at Murdoch's).

As for their supposed lack of knowledge, you made a gross generalization. There are employees in every business who are going to be bad at their jobs and those who actually care and know the products. My "hottie with the body" is actually a damn good employee and if you took the time to talk to her before criticizing her you'd know this.
Top
Posted by Smiley (+847) 10 years ago
5 or 6 is not a gross generalization. How great you got married! Congrats? I made no personal attack on your wife, if you actually read the post. I consider the post fordguy made an attack of a nasty man pig. You can't assume why I feel the way I do, and I know you have absolutely no clue. Amorette speaks.the truth. My ankles are showing right now! Sheesh!

[This message has been edited by Smiley (1/16/2011)]
Top
supporter
Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 10 years ago
People are crazy.
Top
supporter
Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
You all are making this way to complicated. Don't shop at Walmart. People who dress like that don't shop where there are slightly higher prices.

Problem solved. You're welcome.
Top
Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+272) 10 years ago
this stuff irks me too. what is so hard about putting on a non-pajama type pant and shirt that covers everything, (all clean) before leaving the house? rake a comb through your hair, and if it is long and icky looking, put it up. wash your face. it takes moments to look decent. sweats are not the worst thing i have seen in public. i saw a young woman wearing fleece footie-pajamas (complete with teddy-bear print!), uggs and fake cat ears at costco once.

as for the employees being tattooed and pierced, what i do to my body is my own business. i am open (to my employer) about the fact that i am 30% tattooed and have piercings. i work in a very professional and conservative field and dress accordingly. the only thing my families see is my nose stud, and the natural stone plugs in my ears. everything else is covered.

when i am on my own time and choose to wear an outfit that shows my beautifully done, fine art tattoos- again it is my own business. i am not ashamed of my modifications and will show them off in the appropriate manner.
Top
Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 10 years ago
You people really have nothing better to do with your time?
Top
Posted by Les Scanlan (+32) 10 years ago
I'm surprised that no one has said anything about the original post using the word "exceptable".
Top
Posted by polar bear (+509) 10 years ago
A boss can most certainly expect and enforce employees looking professionally presentable. Is there such an excess of jobs in that area that you can only hire those who smell bad and look terrible?
Top
newbie
Posted by Mudd Flapps (+11) 10 years ago
I totally agree with you Chevy guy. I just recently moved here and was suprised on how people dress. I see that some girls whether they work at Wal-Mart or wherever they look so sloppy.Not everyone but most of the people I see. I don't care if I am going out for an hour or ten minutes I make sure I look presentable. I take pride in how I look. I would never go to the store in my pj's and can't imagine skipping a shower.
Top
founder
supporter
Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
Trying to dictate fashion is like trying to turn the clock back. It can't be done. The pj's and messy hair aren't a statement of sloppiness, they are a statement that the wearer is up on current fashion trends among the youth. Just like baggy pants, short skirts and long hair, it is designed to annoy their elders and works wonderfully just for that.
Top
supporter
Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 10 years ago
I never leave home without spit shining my buckle.
Top
Posted by Ben Dover (+113) 10 years ago
Just like baggy pants, short skirts and long hair, it is designed to annoy their elders and works wonderfully just for that.


I have never been annoyed by a short skirt.
Top
Posted by Heather Q. (+432) 10 years ago
yes i agree that people should clean up and look nice for work. but on your day off, cleaning house, chasing kids, and doing things that most people do. Don't really give a poop bout what they look like just to go to wal-mart.
What about the stay home moms, or the women like me that work in a place that there is no such thing as staying clean. If I ever walked into wal-mart, and you seen me. You would fall over with a heartatck. most of the time I am covered in dirt, grease, oil, tranny fluid, and god only knows what else. And I'm sorry i'm not going to go home, take a shower, and doll up for everyone just to go to the store to get things for dinner.
I see if you don't like the way that we look. well tough poop, don't look!!!!!!! We don't all have to look pretty for nothing.
I do take pride in myself, amd the way I look, but sometimes I just can't look pretty. Or just don't feel like it. I do try to look my best when I know I am going to be out. like when we go to forsyth, or Billings. But really don't care any other time. I am a working mom, and sometimes just don't have the time. And with kids it isn't easy to just make time. You do what you can, when you can.

[This message has been edited by Heather Q. (1/16/2011)]
Top
supporter
Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17335) 10 years ago
Considering how this thread has devolved, one picture of a hot chick in carhardts would certainly fix this. Post now, please.
Top
Posted by tjh (+141) 10 years ago
Smiley, I'm not sure what your problem is with the murdochs girls. But you're probably right they might not know what your talking about when you are asking them about somethin from hard side, they might not know what it is so they will ask for help. Do you know exactly what everything is or how to help everyone out in that store? If so take up a job there! The cashiers have some knowledge over both clothing and hard side, clothing is pretty well clothing, and I'm pretty sure the hardside guys can't tell you what colors go with what or don't go with something else.

As for the walmart employees, I don't care one bit for the ladie putting our potatos with her GUNT layin on the pile! Honestly if they are going to go as far as to make a unifor the blue and tan why can't they add in a collard shirt it looks SOOOOO much more professional. I'm sorry to the people who are over weight and have a hard time finding clothes that fit but you have got to know your shirt is untucked and your gut is out its freezeing outside. I have NO problem with people wearing Pj's and being relaxed, if they are the customer. But the employee looking like they just woke up or just crawled out of the Trails Inn is un acceptable.
Top
newbie
Posted by katie allison (+1) 10 years ago
Excuse me Miles City, but who do you think you are? I can feel my heart break with every reply I've read. What in the world makes you people decide what is socially acceptable and unacceptable? Did you ever stop to think that maybe they got that job at WalMart so they can pay the water bill to take a shower? or buy makeup? or buy hairspray? just so that they can be accepted by you that decides what is accepted and unaccepted? Maybe if you stopped sticking your nose in the air and looked forward, into the eyes of these employees, you would find compassion and understand. Shame on you all.

I DARE you to apply at Murdoch's, and I DARE you to be an awesome employee and learn all of the product knowledge there is to learn in your first month. Did you ever take time out of your selfish life to realize that maybe these bright girls are still training? Have you seen all the jeans in that store? Tell me everything you can about EVERY SINGLE PAIR of jeans, then tell me how smart you are.

Miles City, I encourage you to stop, take a look around and put yourself in someone else's shoes for a day.
Top
Posted by Josh Rath (+2305) 10 years ago
Sigh. Nevermind. I don't even want to start.

[This message has been edited by Josh Rath (1/17/2011)]
Top
supporter
Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 10 years ago
Top
supporter
Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 10 years ago
Pulled out his chrome 45, talked some poop and wound up dead.

Good song
Top
supporter
Posted by C.Kee (+376) 10 years ago
Great song!
Top
Posted by mac01 (+23) 10 years ago
Excuse me katie allison I guess the 10 or 15 people that commented on this stupid thread speaks for 8,000 + that live in Miles City.
Top
supporter
Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
I know I do.
Top
Posted by Heather Q. (+432) 10 years ago
I really can't stand posts like this. We try to teach are kids not to judge others by what they look like. But yet there are many adults out there that need to pratice what they preach. Because they tell kids don't jugde, but yet they are the ones putting people down. Because people don't look or act how they think they should.
I don't care what you look like, or who you are. you have the same color of blood that i have so thats all that matters. as long as you are doing your job that is all that should matter.
Yes you should look nice for work, but some people just can't do what everyone wants them to do. So just be happy that they are there to help you, and even have clothes on. If it really bugs you that much, then just stay home, and come out late at night when everyone is sleeping.
Top
supporter
Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
Of course folks shouldn't judge others by their immutable characteristics such as skin color, eye color, physical disability, etc. But how you present yourself to the world says something about you. It says whether you care about your work, it says whether you care about being a good example for your kids, it says whether you're a kooky hippie or a dyed-in-the-wool cowboy. People will treat you accordingly whether you like it or not. I'm not saying one needs to dress-up to go to Walmart. I've stopped at the grocery store after my workout. But underarm hair and bare bellies belong in the locker room, not the soup aisle.

By the way, I've been to Murdoch's and the employees are appropriately dressed for the work that they do but no more than that. It's not an unattainable standard.
Top
supporter
Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 10 years ago
*cough*living wage*cough*
Top
supporter
Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
Word.
Top
supporter
Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
I feel that I should confess. I am almost never clean or presentable while I'm at work. So far none of my customers or coworkers have complained though. Cows, horses, and dogs are not the least bit judgmental about that kind of thing.
Top
supporter
Posted by MRH (+1489) 10 years ago
Cows, horses, and dogs are not the least bit judgmental about that kind of thing.


Same for sheep and goats!
Top
supporter
Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
"I feel that I should confess. I am almost never clean or presentable while I'm at work. So far none of my customers or coworkers have complained though. Cows, horses, and dogs are not the least bit judgmental about that kind of thing."

True... but go hookup the horse-trailer wearing a white shirt cause as you leave to go to town and you will get grease on it every time.
Top
supporter
Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4463) 10 years ago
Bridgier, let's cut to the chase and just break out the federal dress code and uniforms. Just think how fair that would be!
Top
Posted by Tracy P. (+98) 10 years ago
I really don't care what other's wear and their hair for that matter. Except really pjs and slippers should not be worn out in public for all to see. Hopefully I am not close enough to even smell their breath, the whole bubble/boundaries thing. However, the things that irritate me the most, that should be handled by a supervisor, is when the cashier is smacking gum, doesn't count back change, or can't even give you a hi or talk to you at all. I am a frequent shopper at Walmart, there are several employees there that are kind and help out, going above and beyond. Most of them know me and ask how I'm doing. It gives me that hometown feel. We all need to be more accepting with others, smile once in a while because we don't know their life and what type of day they are having, and not make things more difficult for other's. Can't everyone just be open, accepting, get along, and stop bitching about our town.
Top
Posted by Mary B. (+202) 10 years ago
"Can't everyone just be open, accepting, get along, and stop bitching about our town."

Says the author of such warm and fuzzy, feel-good threads as

"The Mayor, our dictator, and a communist".

[This message has been edited by Mary B. (1/19/2011)]
Top
Posted by Tracy P. (+98) 10 years ago
Wow nice diss, really. Except politics and talking about how Miles City people dress are two entirely different things. My views on our city government are my views, I was talking about the job part the mayor has, not his personality or whether or not I like him as a person. Really you had to bring that up and what was your point on your post? To hash up old things, I didn't get enough critism and bashing previously?

[This message has been edited by Tracy P. (1/19/2011)]
Top
Posted by Chris Peterson (+161) 10 years ago
I really thought I'd seen it all.....well, a lot, any way. Way to stirr up the pot! Seldom a dull moment.
Top
supporter
Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1905) 10 years ago
Here in Helena, most of the people in WalMart wear tuxedos.
Top
supporter
Posted by montanajane (+289) 10 years ago
I do not work at Wal-Mart or Murdochs but I cannot wear makeup because I am allergic to it. If it takes makeup to be a cashier then I guess I am out of luck.
Top
Posted by korky II (+608) 10 years ago
Smiley , you are the most rude person on this site. tjh, I like your way of thinking.
Top
supporter
Posted by Bill Freese (+479) 10 years ago
When I was young, stores looked great, employees looked great, the products were American made and everything was expensive. Today the trend is for the stores to look like warehouses, the employees to look like they just don't care, the products are made in China and everything is really cheap. This is what we get because this is what we were willing to pay for. So, close your eyes and go shopping.
Top
supporter
Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
I totally agree with you, Bill. We get what we deserve. If you want an attractive environment in which to shop don't go to Walmart.
Top
supporter
Posted by Jeff Denton (+763) 10 years ago
Precisely!
Top