FEMALE NAVY OFFICER IN DRESS WHITES
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What's this country coming to when a Navy officer in dress whites gets turned away from a hotel bar because her uniform doesn't meet their half-assed "dress code?"
It happened this Memorial Day weekend in New York City.
The Big Apple has a "Fleet Week" every year at this time, and Manhattan is crawling with sailors of all ranks, out to enjoy and celebrate the holiday in which we honor those who have paid the supreme sacrifice for our nation's security.
NEW YORK'S STANDARD HOTEL "SCREWS UP"
Four Americans, three civilians and a relative who is a Naval officer tried to get into a bar at the top of New York City's swanky Standard Hotel. But the doorman turned thumbs down on the service member.
According to the dum-dum doorman, her uniform didn't qualify as "cocktail attire."
Maintaining her dignity, the Navy officer didn't make a fuss and doesn't want to be quoted for this or any other news article.
But pal Ryan O'Connor was pissed and promptly contacted the New York DAILY NEWS.
O'CONNOR A MEMBER OF "THE FIGHTING IRISH"
"We walked in, went to the elevator and were stopped by a doorman who said: 'Hey, man. There's a dress code here.'
"I said," O'Connor told a NEWS reporter, "What! Are you rejecting us because one of us is in a service uniform?
"We were all shocked and upset," he said. "This was Memorial Day weekend and walking distance from Ground Zero (911). This should have been a no-brainer."
HOTEL ISSUES APOLOGY
All of a sudden, faced with lots of bad publicity, The Standard came to the realization they might have made a serious mistake.
"We do appreciate and take pride in all the young people giving their lives to defend our nation. Our dress code should not apply to military uniforms," said hotel manager Nayra Branco.
"We have invited the officer back and will take care of her and her friends and ensure their satisfaction," Branco said.
Does that include "drinks on the house?" We kind of think so.