Swapping long skirts and trousers for shorts should be a perfectly acceptable response to the heat.
When Harriet Rae, from Perranporth in Cornwall popped into a Superdrug earlier at the weekend wearing a pair of shorts, two employees apparently felt it their duty to not-so-subtly comment on it.
Rae took to Facebook to share her experience:
Don't worry; I heard the comments you made to each other about my appearance and my shorts. You spoke loud enough for most people to hear.
By the looks on your faces you really weren't prepared for the massive cheesy smile I gave you! Just so you know, your words didn't hurt me. The looks you gave me did not either.
If somehow you end up reading this, as Cornwall is a very small place, can you be a little bit kinder with your words? Some peoples skin isn't as thick as mine has become and the next persons might be very thin indeed.
Far from being hurt, Rae's answer to the pair of girls is something we can all learn from:
So in response to your comments, I send back some love!
If you did your own hair and make up for work today, you are both very talented. I could never get my winged liner or my ponytail that perfect!
The post has been shared almost 50,000 times, and people are loving the way Rae dealt with the incident:
Superdrug was quick to apologise, and Rae continued to be her awesome self:
I have spoken to the lovely people at Superdrug Head Office who apologised for what happened in the Truro Store on Saturday. I reinforced that the intended message of the post was to spread kindness and positivity not embarrassment or hurt. They understood and accepted that I didn't want to give a description of the people or my location in the store when it happened. They have also said that my post will be used in training in the future to make sure it doesn't happen again.
A spokesperson for Superdrug told indy100:
Following the post on Facebook we launched an immediate investigation. At Superdrug we pride ourselves on the highest levels of customer service and would like to apologise unreservedly if on this occasion we have failed to meet our high standards. We are in touch with Harriet and have apologised.