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This pub's sign will resonate with every woman who has worked in a bar

Being nice to a customer doesn’t mean you want to bang them. Apparently this is hard to understand.

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IF YOU WORK or have worked in a bar, you’ll know that interesting characters just come with the territory. But creeps who won’t leave you alone? That’s another story.

The Beer Cellar in Exeter was having a bit of a problem with its female staff being sexually harrassed at work. So the bartender attached this to the beer taps:

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“If dudes could stop trying to kiss our female bartender’s hands that would be great.” Shudder.

A bartender at the Beer Cellar told Mashable that they put up the sign after a “very sex-pest heavy” weekend a few months ago.

She said the reaction to the sign has been mostly positive, but there have of course been some who don’t get it:

People really laugh, people support it. One percent think it’s a bit offensive, which is funny to me because those are the people it’s aimed at.

Just having some fun imagining how this would go down: “This sign is very offensive to me, a person who enjoys making other people uncomfortable while they are working.”

The illustration is by artist Charlotte Mullin, who said she first created it as a response to working in retail for six years, where lots of people “interpret common hospitality as romantic interest”.

I wanted to make it clear that female staff are nice to you because they have to be! And of course, most of us are decent human beings and would be nice to you anyway.

Absolutely. Respect your bartenders/shop assistants/waiters!

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