The snappy sign that mandates the masks in the Arizona vintage shop leads to an abundance of support
The bold sign of a vintage Arizona clothing store forcing customers to wear a face mask has gone viral and sparked a surge of support from fans around the world.
Antique Sugar in Phoenix posted on a sign outside the store after co-owner Sarah Bingham argued with a few customers who refused to wear masks in her store.
“If you choose not to wear a mask, we respectfully ask you to postpone your visit. We’ll be happy to discuss the effectiveness of masks with you when this is all over and you come in to sell your late grandmother’s clothes, ”said the spirited sign.
TL: DR masks required, the sign added.
Bingham explained that she had argued with challenging customers who refused to wear the masks since opening her doors on June 1.
Vintage clothing store Antique Sugar in Phoenix, Arizona has gained international attention for their viral face mask plates. “If you choose not to wear a mask, we respectfully ask you to postpone your visit. We will be happy to discuss the effectiveness of masks with you when all this is over and you come in to sell your late grandmother’s clothes, ‘says the spirited board
Co-owner Sarah Bingham said she placed the sign after arguing with customers who refused to wear masks in the store after it reopened on June 1
“They’re like you know the masks don’t work, right? Or something about carbon dioxide retention, because you think it’s bad for you to wear the mask or you look silly when you’re wearing a mask, ”Bingham said ABC15 to picky customers.
“Nobody likes to wear a mask. This is not funny. It’s uncomfortable, especially here in Phoenix. It’s hot, but it’s literally the smallest gesture we can make, “she added.
“I can’t put my employee and customers at risk … Some people try to make this kind of political statement, but people don’t die along party lines,” she said.
Bingham shared her sign on Facebook on June 29 with the caption “Too dark?”
The post was shared more than 200 times with commentators praising her for stepping foot to ensure the safety of her workers.
Transfers the point and is perfect for your personality. I think your customers will appreciate it, ‘a fan commented on the photo.
“I haven’t been to your store … but you can be sure I’ll do it NOW !!! With a Big Ol ‘Mask On !!!!! THANK YOU FOR DOING THE ONLY RIGHT, ”added another fan.
The sign has been a huge success with customers, and Bingham reveals that she has been overwhelmed with emails and phone calls from people around the world. An exterior shot of the store above
Her photo of the board shared on Facebook sparked a rave response
However, the store was also touched by comments from haters. The boutique reacted brutally to this critic, saying, “So many avoidable deaths. All because people are too sensitive to wear masks while in public for an hour ‘
Antique Sugar responded to this critic on Facebook saying, “You don’t want to shop in a place where masks are needed and we would rather you didn’t come in.”
However, she’s also had a fair share of the backlash.
“This sign is disgusting. You discriminate against people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. The sign goes viral and it doesn’t look good for your business, ”wrote one critic.
The boutique snapped back at Facebook writing, “You don’t want to shop in a place where masks are needed and we would rather you didn’t come in.”
Still, the sign has been a huge success with customers, and Bingham reveals that she has been overwhelmed with emails and phone calls from people around the world.
She’s even seen an influx of customers in her Instagram store placing orders from other countries to show their support.
“Calling people from all over the country to thank us,” she said, adding that she has received favorable calls from supporters in Europe and Asia.
“Someone from Abu Dhabi even contacted us yesterday and made a purchase from us,” said Bingham.
The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say face masks effectively counteract the spread of COVID-19.
“Someone from Abu Dhabi even contacted us yesterday and made a purchase from us,” Bingham said of the tremendous flood of support she has received.
The vintage store posted this message on Facebook thanking supporters to get in touch
“Vintage clothing is certainly not an emergency. This is no reason why someone should leave the house now. It’s not like I’m selling baby food or eggs, ”Bingham added.
Arizona is one of the country’s worst hotspots for the new corona virus.
On Thursday, Arizona reported 3,333 new COVID-19 and 37 new deaths – a big drop from the previous day’s record number of infections and deaths.
In total, Arizona has more than 87,000 cases of the virus and more than 1,700 deaths.
Vice President Mike Pence visited Arizona on Wednesday and promised to send hundreds of medical personnel to the state.
The number of hospital admissions in patients and ICUs of coronavirus patients rose to the highest level ever reported on Wednesday.
According to Thursday’s government data, 86 percent of current hospital beds and 89 percent of ICUs are in use, including people being treated for coronavirus and other conditions.
Arizona is also struggling with testing delays with the locals waiting three weeks to get results.
The Navajo nation is one of the most affected areas with 7,613 cases and 369 deaths as of Wednesday.