Sorry, you can’t test ride the bike

My daughter fell in love with an Electra Lil Betty cruiser. I went to my LBS to see if she could test ride it, but he their answer was “Sorry, she can’t test ride the bike, but she can sit on it”. I’ve been to about a dozen Bike shops and this is the first time I get this answer. I was a little surprised by their “No test rides” policy, how else would you be able to see if the geometry of a bike suits you?

So I’m curious, is the “No Test rides” policy common amongst bike shops?