[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Waitresses shouldn’t wear minisWhen I go to restaurants, I often see waitresses wearing mini-skirts as a uniform even though they are inconvenient for waiting on customers. In Korea, customers usually sit on a floor to dine at restaurants. Customers cannot avoid seeing the waitresses’ thighs, because the women have to bend over when they put dishes on the table while customers sit on the floor. I am very embarrassed and at a loss what to do with my eyes in those awkward situations.
Some restaurant owners may claim that waitresses’ mini-skirts help attract customers and increase sales. But I ask restaurant owners to consider whether they really have to make waitresses wear mini-skirts, instead of long skirts or trousers. It is really difficult, it seems, for waitresses to walk and deliver dishes in mini-skirts. If they wear long skirts or trousers that are more appropriate for them, they will provide better service, which will help increase sales.
by Lee Se-yeol