Nurse’s Amazing Response To Girl Saying She Can’t Do Her Job With Dyed Hair Goes Viral


Mary Walls Penney is a nurse who specializes with Alzheimer’s and dementia treatment, who happens to rock rainbow coloured hair.

On July 9th, Walls Penney stopped at a convenience store, while wearing her work attire, and was confronted by a cashier about the color of her hair.


Shortly after the encounter, Walls Penney posted the confrontation with the cashier on Facebook.

This is what she wrote: ‘After work I went to the store to pick up a few things. While checking out, the cashier, looked at my name tag and said, ‘So what do you do there?’ I replied, ‘I’m a nurse.’ She continued, ‘I’m surprised they let you work there like that. What do your patients think about your hair?’ She then proceeded to ask the elderly lady that was in line behind me, ‘What do you think about her hair?’ The kind older lady said, ‘Nothing against you honey, it’s just not for me.’


According tot the Facebook post, the cashier continued to comment on the nurse’s hair, to claim ‘that they didn’t allow that sort of thing even when she worked fast food and that she was shocked that a nursing facility would allow that.’ After that comment, Walls Penney responded:

 ‘I can’t recall a time that my hair color has prevented me from providing lifesaving treatment to one of my patients. My tattoos have never kept them from holding my hand… My multiple ear piercings have never interfered with me hearing them reminisce about their better days or listening to them as they express their last wishes.’

Accompanied with a smiling selfie, Walls Penney concluded her post on a positive note by suggesting that her outward appearance is how she expresses her colorful personality that does not insinuate how well she performs her job.


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