I always make a point of taking off my gloves, opening the visor and moving my necktube down so my mouth is visible, then I look at the shop attendent. I only have been refused once (one of the petrol stations on the Old Kent Road, southbound, and I just left and never been back.
I can see their point, but if they use common sense, they should appreciate I make some effort to get my face on camera, so not likely to just leave. This whole “company policy” thing means people aren’t allowed to think for themselves, which I disagree strongly with.
Only asked to remove my lid once- Brixton Tescos. Don’t go there any more.
A number of times I’ve thought the till operator was going to ask and thought better of it- (probably because I look so generally miserable and they take pity on me :))
In principle I can’t see a problem with it if it is a shop’s policy for whatever reason (and crime prevention is a good reason). I see it as similar to a clubs dress code- if you don’t like it you can simply take your business elsewhere- and I do.
Come on, surely this is the PERFECT opportunity to get your own back… Do it Trade Union Jobs Worth Stylee… GO MEGA SLOW… Back up their pumps and get everyone absolutely fuming furious…see how often they ask us to go through all the hassle…
Remove all hijabs and burkhas, remove wigs, remove sunnies, remove EVERYTHING that might alter your facial appearance at all then I’ll remove my helmet!
I have never been asked to remove my helmet at any petrol station i have been to. Although admitedly i have just taken it off sometimes if ive been riding for awhile so maybe ive just happend to take it off at the anoying petrol stations and not known about it
Anyone else getting deja vu on this entire thread?
“I’m the customer I shall do as I please…”
“Vote with your wallet…”
“I’m not racist, I swear but those burkas…”
“Take off my helmet? And my gloves? Do these mere shop assistants not have any idea how long that takes?”
“If someone asked me to take my helmet off I’d do something really hard that I’d only ever threaten to do anonymously on an internet forum.”
How dare people feel a little bit safer as they go about their job. The selfishness of it all. Pathetic.
I just sit there on the bike with the pump in the tank and wait …and wait … and wait … and wait. They either let me put the stuff in or not. If they do I go and pay for it if not I replace the pump and ride off to the next station.