‘I mean I see where they were coming from because there’s all sorts of metal and stuff on the ground of a hardware store - but I was just getting paint from the front of the store. It wasn’t like I was going to do laps around the shop.’
The dad went on to say that he left the store and went home but ‘couldn’t be bothered going back once I had me thongs on’. But while he may have been looking for sympathy from his Facebook buddies, there wasn’t much on the table.
Whaddya expect, mate? A bloke sued them for stepping on some onion. What would happen if you stepped on a nail? They’d be up **** creek,’ said one commenter.
Added another: ‘Put some shoes on ya bogan!’
Said a third: ‘It’s fair enough, mate. Going into Bunnings without shoes on....you're just asking for trouble.’
But some weren’t as scathing. Said a Facebook user: ‘First one bloke gets banned from shopping in his thongs, you’re not allowed into a paint store with no shoes on. We’re turning into a nanny state!
Another added: ‘It’s not like anything can happen in the paint section. “Oh no, I got a splash of Dulux Primrose Pink on my toe! Let me sue Bunnings!”’
Either way, it seems the dad learnt his lesson and won’t be returning to Bunnings without his shoes from now on - and is even having a laugh about it now. ‘Maybe I’ll even wear the missus heels!’ he says. Ha!