Ugly people need not apply
Equal opportunity employer?? No way. Not here in Italy. That is a photo of a "help wanted" sign in the window of a furniture store. It reads like this:
Yes, it requests that she (no men please) be attractive, and I am sorry to say that it is all too common. In fact, at first glance, I'm not sure if they want a hooker or a salesperson. You would never see this in America (so blatantly written, anyway), if the prospective employer had no desire to see the inside of a courtroom. Has it ever occurred to you to care about the appearance of your local futon saleswoman?
Things are different here.
They typical response, with no irony would be, "You know, a cute girl, she can flirt and sell more couches."
MmmmHmmm. Italian logic at its best.