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randibear
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i just wanted to get out a little this morning so i drove just a couple of blocks and went to a garage sale. exhausted me, so i'm back home sitting on the couch.

anyway i sat in the car and looked out the window at the people and went "wth??"

this woman walks up with a very very short crop top on, and she was large busted with NO BRA. then she had on those cotton pajamas print bottoms riding on her hips.

she looked exactly like a hooker or street walker. pure trailer trash diva...

what in the world are we coming to? i had on makeup and hair combed (well ok, it's pretty short, but at least i combed it). my shorts and top matched and i had on running shoes and socks. even did my watch and earrings.... (never know who you might see).

i've seen this before, at gas stations, even in a walmart.

egads, don't people have any decency anymore?

i must be getting old and cranky. i don't want to see butt cracks and boobs when i go shopping... yuck....

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quote:
Originally posted by randibear:

i must be getting old and cranky. i don't want to see butt cracks and boobs when i go shopping... yuck....

Same here. I know a young girl that mentioned one time that she wears pajama bottoms to HIGH SCHOOL!!!!! ( I saw the PJ's in question and couldn't believe it....apparently, others do the same!!)

I've said quite a few times to my husband or family... "What's the difference between seeing a butt crack and cleavage?"

I contend it is the same thing and just as nasty! [lol]

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Went to see the fireworks last night and saw way too many adults wearing skimpy see through pj bottoms, super short skirts, and spaghetti strap tops.

The idea of wearing pajamas in public doesn't bother me. There are times when this is OK (like when you're injured and regular clothes won't fit over the cast, on your way to the doctor or hospital, etc).

It's the choice of ill fitting clothing of any kind that is both disgusting and sad to me.

I don't want to see people wear super tight shorts (or skirts) that barely cover their butts. I don't want to see their cleavage and belly rolls squeezing out of their spaghetti strap tops. That is disgusting.

What makes me sad is to see young girls and teens wearing super short skimpy outfits wanting and trying to be "sexy". Sad too that parents allow and even encourage this behavior. I can only hope that someone loves them enough to tell them that they are beautiful as they are, no need to wear provocative clothing.

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Amen, sammy! esp your last sentence!!

You're correct about the main problem being ill-fitting clothes. YUCK!

But I still say wearing pajamas to school shouldn't be allowed. It's ridiculous!

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I think the pajama trend is kids giving up. It actually is telling us something. Very sad. They don't care enough (or are too stressed or distracted) to even get dressed and carry themselves in a confident, healthy manner.

I wonder if we'd ask them what it's all about, what they would say? Probably just their "fashion statement" or one way to defy convention - but it would be nice to hear from those sporting this fade.
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I was in high school less than 10 years ago, and people were wearing PJ's to school then too.

I think it's a way to break up the monotony. When you are a teenager or in high school, people tell you when you can go to the bathroom and when you can't, when you can eat and when you can't, what you can drink (nothing in glass bottles), when you have to be here, there, and everywhere else. If you are a minute late for something, you get in trouble.

There are tons of arbitrary rules, and you feel like you don't have control of much. So wearing your PJ's to school is a way to at least choose SOMETHING, and to be physically comfortable doing it.

And like I said, it breaks up the monotony. And who doesn't like to be comfortable? Teen clothes are generally very tight, both because of style, and because teens are small.

If you are female, you can't really wear loose, baggy clothing without looking like you are trying to cross-dress. There are exceptions I guess. So when I was in high school, PJ"s were a way to get away with wearing loose clothing without looking like a boy.

Also, I think there's a child-like aspect that teens still possess, even though they are older than "kids." Wearing PJ's is fun because it allows you to be a little kid.

As to why some are so revealing? I guess it's why do people wear revealing clothes in general? Some people do and some don't. Of course some are just wanting attention or to be perceived as "hot." You have adults like that too. Most teens grow out of it.

I feel like adults pay more attention to what is modest and what isn't than teens do. I feel like half the time, young women (teens) don't really even realize how much they are showing, because they don't really analyze it that deeply. If it looks good and it fits, they put it on.

I remember one time I was wearing this dress that I really loved....it wasn't too short, didn't show any cleavage, but it had thin straps. It was very far from my definition of provocative, not tight at all.

But this teacher came up to me in the hall and ripped me apart for it, and I was like, "what is her problem?" It really upset me actually, because she made me feel like I was somehow indecent or had bad intentions.

It had never occurred to me that thin straps were somehow "sexy." I just liked the dress. It had this orange tropical patten on it that I loved. When you are 16, you don't really know much or think much...you just wear what you like.

And I think also, when your body develops so fast, and has virtually no flaws (not saying I didn't, just that is the way your body is at 16) you don't really think about covering things up, it is just your body. It's not til your older and things start to sag or get cellulite where you think, "no one wants to see that."


Also, if teens are wearing PJ's on the weekend, it might be because weekends are special to them, when they don't have to follow the school's dress code.

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i don't know hoosier, but there's something about teenagers showing their butts and boobs n public that bothers me.

have we nor morals left? is nothing "sacred" anymore? what are teenagers being taught?

i'm glad i never had kids. my dog was better behaved and better dressed than some of these kids.

and she didn't talk back either. course she was spoiled rotten too.

and yes, i'd have put braces on her if she needed them?

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I wasn't saying it's okay to show your butt and boobs in public!
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well that's what some of they are doing from what i've seen in those crop top pj's with no bras and low rider pj's below the waist.

sorry. all i'm saying is that pj's in public is gross.

i guess i'm getting old....

i'm turning into my mother...

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Have you seen the emails..."the people of Walmart?" !!!!! [Eek!] [Roll Eyes] [shake] [lol]
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People of Walmart is... interesting. Definitely good for a laugh!

I have to agree with Randi about the appropriateness of what some teens choose to wear in public. I COMPLETELY understand Hoosier's thoughts about it being more of an expression of independence or comfort.

When I was in high school (and I've only been out about 7 years) I wanted to wear my pajamas to school. Everyone else was allowed to do it, and it didn't seem to me that it would hurt anything. It was the cool thing to do. However, my dad was so super strict (about lots of things, but this one was really important to him) that my sisters and I could not wear non-dressy sandals like flip-flops to school, let alone our pajamas. No clothes with holes, faded, stretched, frayed pant legs, etc.

He always told me it was because he wants me to be aware of how to dress appropriately for the situation. Now that I've been out in professional situations, I really understand this way of thinking. There are a lot of young professionals who still don't understand what is okay to wear at work or in other important situations because they were allowed to make their own decisions, which did not always turn out to be the best.

I guess I'm old fashioned already, but I think it's important to start early on giving our kids high standards.

Of course, I would still love to wear my pajamas to work any day of the week : )

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I think it's important to dress nicely if you are doing something important. Like I would often wear nice clothes if I had to meet with a teacher one-on-one.

PJ's don't have to be ripped or torn or gross....it can just be a "nice" pair of sweats and a T shirt.

But regardless of all that, I just don't like it when adults don't respect a child as a person. I think children need discipline, that goes without saying. But I would hate it when I would run across adults that didn't even know me, that would have some kind of power trip or be judgmental towards me, automatically assuming they were right and I was wrong just because they were older. Right is right and rules are rules...but I resented being bullied because I was a child. It's like you are guilty until proven innocent.

These opinions are based on things I have gone through as a child...so I think your opinion on the matter will vary based on your life experiences, and also based on your personality.

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Any time I want to wear "bummy" looking pajamas to bed, I think to myself:

"What if there's a fire in the middle of the night? Is that what I want my 1st TV appearance to look like?"

I'd hate to be interviewed by the local news half naked or in a ripped old T shirt of my husbands with armpit stains. [Big Grin]

Then I wear something different.

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That's funny, carly!! [lol]

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Glad to give you a laugh. We need to laugh.

(but that is totally true)

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I love it! it's entertaining to say the least

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I dont want to see butts and boobs either. But...show me a young person in pj bottoms and a t shirt who...when opening their mouthes..doesnt spew forth vile language and ill give them a hug. Its the prevalence of cursing regardless of whos around that angers me. And some pj bottoms cover more than some of the clothing they wear. And young ladies...unless you have no cup size at all...please wear a BRA!
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