I don't understand why people now think going outside in their pyjamas is perfectly acceptable behaviour. Today alone I counted 11 pyjamawearing people.
I understand the need to feel comfortable. The trend to casual comfort is evident everywhere: wedding attire has changed, New Year's Eve parties are casual, less ladies in high-heel shoes and dresses, yoga pants are the rage, etc. But seriously, the pyjama-wearers are pushing it.
The majority of offenders seem to be teenage girls, but I have seen boys, as well, and many adults.
My daughter was ticked off that, for girls basketball tryouts, a peer showed up in her pyjamas and fuzzy boots. The girl made the team because there ended up being no cuts. I highly doubt this girl is serious about the game.
I have spoken to a couple of teenage boys who find it a turn-off when girls in their class show up in pyjamas. They commented that they think the girls have not showered, and find it gross and slobby that they are wearing what they just slept in.
Don't even get me started on the pyjama-wearing moms walking their pyjama-wearing kids to school!
They are everywhere: at the grocery store, at restaurants. what is next, wearing them to job interviews? I'm sure it has been done.
I just can't help but think parents are a bit to blame. Isn't it our job as parents to teach our kids what appropriate attire is for different situations?
I guess I was just raised by a mom who cared about those sorts of things. She would make us clean our shoes and wouldn't allow us to wear clothes with stains and food spills, hair was brushed, etc. We looked presentable, and with that came confidence and a sense of pride.
Please understand your appearance affects how people will treat you. The wise old expression, "You never get another chance to make a first impression," is so true.
Please leave your pyjamas at home where they belong.
S. McDonald, Aldergrove