Today, my honey proudly wore his new "Rock N Roll Revival" T-shirt to work. We had attended this week's Cincy show and I had picked this one out just for him. Everyone at work had known about us going to the show because we
had been talking about it for months. Other co-workers had also attended. So when he wore his shirt, of course the topic of conversation was about the concert and the shirt. Many people commented that they liked the shirt.
As the morning progressed, he was pulled aside by a supervisor and was told he would either have to clock out for
an hour and go home(a 45 minute one way drive) to change the shirt or turn the shirt inside out. Apparently some co-workers (who shall remain nameless) had complained that the shirt was offensive to them.
It seems the "Rock Angels" wearing thong bikini bottoms on the flipside of the shirt were showing too much tush
for their liking. He continued to work as no one had relieved him. Soon the "word" spread throughout the warehouse.
Co-workers began to drop by his station to offer their support or take a look to see what all the fuss was over.
Not long after, the supervisor reappeared and relieved him of his duties long enough for him to turn the shirt inside out.
More visits by co-workers. Some joked that they more offended by the ugly seams and the tags sticking out the back. Someone was even taking a poll! Others were more concerned about what's next? Controversial tattoos
must be covered at all times? Someone suggested getting some yellow duct tape and cutting out little bikini
bottoms to give more coverage.
Later in the day, a roundtable discussion had been planned. Employees are tapped to attend a meeting to discuss
company issues with the operations manager. The two of us were tapped to be on the panel. Needless to say the
"Kid Rock" T-shirt controversy became a topic of discussion. Bottom line was they win, we lose. Back to work!