Sep. 14th, 2007

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As a migraineur, there are days that I am called upon to suck it up and leave the house despite the pain in my head. Because my preventatives are pretty successful, those days are, thankfully, few and far between. But when I have to, I leave wearing my trusty Chicago Cubs hat (the bright red "C" is the Universal sign of eternal optimism) and rhinestone encrusted sunglasses.

Curiously, it is not the sun that bothers me in the generally overcast Willamette Valley. It's the ever-present fluorescent lights, especially the ones that are flickering.

If some banks have their way, it would be against the law for me to wear my migraine armor into a bank. Now, granted, they have their reasons. Apparently, most bank robbers wear a hat and sunglasses, and the initiative is supposed to exclude people wearing hats and sunglasses for "religious or medical reasons". But how will that be determined? Frankly, I'd think that someone wearing a veil would more likely be targeted in today's atmosphere of profiling.

Why is it that we need a law when a bank or credit union can simply as a customer on its premises to remove the offending articles before serving them? So that banks don't have to risk losing customers by playing the heavy, forcing them to comply with a dress code. Banks want to blame it on the FBI! So you and I can risk getting arrested for wearing sunglasses and hats because some bank doesn't want to lose a customer.

That's real customer service for you! Don't ask people, arrest them!

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