Monday, October 13, 2008

Pj's

I must confess.....I dont get the whole pj's in public thing.

Not one little bit.

When I've had to take my kids to the hospital in the middle of the night (and trust me I've done this more then one would think) I've always thrown on a plain teeshirt, some sort of jacket or sweatshirt and typically jeans. Hey look, I had to throw a bra on I might as well toss on jeans.

But lately it seems like I've seen more and more folks in their jammies. And I'm not talking a pair of running pants or maybe nice sweatpants. I'm talking grown women running around in elmo pj pants. At 1 in the afternoon.

Side note... not nice sweatpants would be the ones that are super comfy to wear around the house, they tend to have holes, usually some stains of unknown origins, and all in all shreds of what they used to be yet more comfortable now then when you bought them. Nice sweatpants would be ones without any holes in the crotch, or elsewhere, not skin tight and more pants then sweatpants.

Back to the whole in public thing. I think this is odd. I'm not terribly uptight about clothes. I tend to sport plain stuff, give me a solid color plain teeshirt and jeans and I'm happy. But I just cant get why someone would walk out of the house in their jammies and not feel naked or just plain weird.

I also cant get women who's boobs are anything larger then a B cup and saggy not wearing a bra in public as long as I'm on this topic. But hey ever tried to tell a stranger she should be wearing a bra? Yeah I'm guessing it wouldn't go over well.

What I find more interesting is that its not just at W@lmart that I've been seeing this (lets all be honest, you never know what your going to see there), but in the last month I saw it in the playroom at McDonalds, the PX and then the same gal at the commissary, W@lmart, and the mall.

THE MALL people! Obviously she was not leaving the house for an emergency.

And the commissary. If my husband ever found out I went to the PX and commissary on post in my pjs he would drop me out of the back of his airplane. Seriously he irons his jeans, he would have no humor about this.

I know I'm going to sound kinda high and mighty but I think its a bit of proof about the eroding of our civilization. Yeah yeah I just linked pjs to the erosion of our society. But really folks, take a little pride in how you look. At least change out of your pjs and get dressed before you go out in public.

So am I alone in my confusion over this? Would you ever wear your jammies out? And again I'm not talking about running your kids to the drs or even running out when everyone is sick to get medicine or something like that, although please tell me you would at least throw a bra on.

26 comments:

  1. I am just now getting out of college-mode, but I never wore pj pants in public. Not the type you're talking about anyway. Black fleece pants, t-shirt with a bra. BUT sometimes if it was early morning or late evening for grocery shopping, quick run to the gas station or mcdonald's (you get the point) I wouldn't put the bra on, but rather put another zip up hoodie ontop of the shirt. The ladies were still hidden. And yeah, I'll still do that but my sweats/pj pants are solid fleeces without holes or stains. The only time it got weird for me was having to go back to work after my surgery, but real pants hurt where they made the incisions on my abdomen, so my company allowed me to wear nice sweat pants to work. It was weird but I sat at a desk most of the day too. And I put a nice shirt with the back sweat pants!

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  2. Never never never never never would I wear my pj's in public! I have considered posting about this as well, it's a HUGE pet peeve of mine. Hubs would probably drop me into the Thames River if he found I was out in public with pj's on, which I would, as I said, NEVER do! Lol!!

    Unfortunately, I also see it all the time, in housing, especially.

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  3. I'm definitely with you on this! I can't even do the sweatpants thing in public, let alone pj's. Or house slippers -- gah!

    Seinfeld sums up my feelings: "You know the message you're sending out to the world with these sweatpants? You're telling the world, 'I give up. I can't compete in normal society. I'm miserable, so I might as well be comfortable.'"

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  4. I don't OWN PJ pants with Elmo, much less wear them in public. I would wear nice yoga pants.....but that's about as low as I go. I would barely ware PJ pants to take out the garbage on trash day!!!

    And the bra.....my girls need one always!!! They've nursed two kids for a year each & are just too buig to do otherwise!

    Have you ever seen the people who wear SLIPPERS in public? Laziness at its finest!!!

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  5. I understsand the running out to get milk at 8am on Sunday morning in PJs, but that is about it. I also don't get the bra thing??? WEAR ONE!!!

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  6. I have to agree with you on this! I won't even wear them to drop off my kids at school, which I see alot!!!!!!! of around here. GQ would have a cow if I ever did that anyway. The worst I usually do is wear my workout clothes - I don't wear sweats for working out by the way. And generally that is only so I don't have to change clothes 3 times a day.

    I don't usually have to worry about the bra thing, as even pregnancy doesn't seem to make mine any bigger. I still wear one though....what if I got cold.....hehehehe

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  7. I am in total and utter agreement. I have NEVER left the house sans bra. And I can not imagine going to the commissary or BX in PJs.

    My other pet peeve? When they wear pj's on the to the airport. Now, on long overseas flights I've been known to bring a pair of nice yoga pants to change into. Or my friend Jamie bought a pair of awesome maternity jeans with the elastic waistband, but youre not going to find me galavanting through the airport in plaid pants, a baggy t-shirt and carrying my giant Hello Kitty pillow.

    Side Note: I don't actually have a Hello Kitty pillow but I did see a grown woman carrying hers throughout the airport on my last trip home.

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  8. I'd say I'm guilty. PJs for me are usually a t-shirt and underwear though, so I've thrown on a pair of jeans or a pair of sweats (and bra, of course) and gone to the grocery store. I doubt anyone could tell I was wearing PJs, they probably just thought I was very low, low maintenance.

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  9. Yeah! Totally agree with you on that one! Gosh, my mom wouldn't even come out of her room without a robe on. PJ's in public says, "I'm Trashy!" and it is just immodest period. (I know I may catch some flack for that but it is true) I won't be found outdoors in my pj's unless my house is burning down.

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  10. Seeing as my jammies are usually just a tank-top and shorts (summer) or t-shirt and sweats (winter) I guess I COULD go out in public like that...but I don't. The most "public" I've been out in those outfits is to get the morning paper or to wait outside for the school bus (and I usually throw a jacket or sweater on to hide the fact that I'm not wearing a bra, because yes, I find it apprehensible that they've gone south, and not just for the winter!...no one ELSE needs to see that except immediate family, thankyouverymuch).

    I am with you on the disintegration of values. The whole pj bottom thing? I think it started as a college thing, and too many people think it's now fashionable (It's NOT, people!!!). If you're over 20, you shouldn't be doing that.

    While my hubby doesn't iron his jeans, he is very much all about appearance when he goes out. Even if an invite says sporty casual, he will still be the best-dressed guy there, wearing a sport coat and slacks. I have to admit to going to the commissary in shorts and a t-shirt, but that was going there right after spending a few hours at the post pool...wasn't going to run the 15 minutes home to change when I was 2 minutes from the commissary, you know?

    I just totally agree with you on this subject!

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  11. I really don't understand why people would wear pajamas in public. A lot of college students do this, but I'm not one of them! I never even wear sweat pants. I think people should care about their appearance, and wearing pajamas is just trashy! I also can't stand it when people wear curlers in their hair out in public.

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  12. well, i have to admit that sometimes i skip the bra. but with size AA (that's the size smaller than A) boobs, probably no one will notice :). and when i was a freshman in college, i abused the right to wear pj's to breakfast and maybe my first class if it was at 8 am, but no later than that. i just don't like my pj's that much!

    i agree with you... is it that hard for someone to find some crumpled up pile of yesterday's clothes to jump in to?

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  13. totally guilty of the pj thing in college. but not now.

    although on occasion i do spend nice long days in my house curled up in my pj pants. but those are called pj days :)

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  14. I don't get the PJs in public thing, either. I saw a girl yesterday at the store that had those croc shoes with fur trim on them and I totally thought she was wearing her slippers.

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  15. I always put on a bra!! I can't imagine not.---Gross!! If I go out in lounge pants (pj pants) the are plain no elmos or anything else. I do try to look presentable when out in public.

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  16. I don't get it either. Or the huge fuzzy slippers out in public. You know the ones: absolutely no mistaking them for actual shoes.

    And doesn't the commissary have a dress code?

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  17. This is so funny. About 2 weeks ago E and I run to the Commissary around 10am to grab a few things we needed for the day and I noticed a lady in bright blue fuzzy slippers and a very thin almost linen like night gown. E never saw her. This brings us to yesterday at the Commissary, same lady, this time bright pink slippers and thin linen night gown. People throughout the store were making comments about her- and she was talking on her cell phone the entire time. She was also a pretty heavy woman who should definitely have changed. E saw her yesterday and was disgusted. I might just have to start going later to the Commissary to make sure I avoid her on Sundays.

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  18. I agree. I've never gotten it either!

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  19. I think it is so tacky! You are right, now hard is it to put some real clothes on. I hate it more when they take their kids in their pj or with out shoes or socks.
    It's just laziness.

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  20. I have to admit it I am a pj in public gal. Im sorry and will stop wearing them in public ASAP

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  21. I know exactly how you feel, I feel like our Walmart is the redneck epicenter of the universe, pj's galore! I can see the college kids on campus doing this, but not adults. If I must go out in sweats I will, but never jammies.

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  22. confession: i have done this...well, except my jammies are basic workout pants and a t-shirt, but i ahve definitely done this...oops ahha

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  23. I was just talking to the hubby about this the other day- it's like an epidemic around here. I'm hoping it's not a correlation to the high military population around here. I don't go around asking if the pj clad trashy women are mil spouses, but I wouldn't be surprised if a majority of them are. I remember during the TBS coffees for the wives that they talked about how women used to have to wear white gloves to the comissary. Not it seems it's the other extreme!

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  24. Here in Japan, we have a dress code. Thank the good Lord for that!! We only have a few violators, which are usually the locals that people sponsor on the base for the day. Since arriving here in 2002, I've only seen two PJ violators. One very nasty, disgusting, smelly Navy wife with obviously no care in the world. The other was a Navy wife with piercings on every part of her face and tattoos galore. You couldn't tell where the PJ's ended and the tattoos started.

    Base security is pretty good about stopping these people and setting them straight. The dress code is such a good thing. We don'thave to see lazy people in their PJs, nor do we have to see women in low rise jeans with their thongs and strings showing. That's a whole story in itself!!!

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  25. I completely agree with you. I don't know how many times I have seen girls in there PJ's and nasty slippers. And women without a bra on, ewww. Once upon a time in my early 20's the girls were still perky and yes, in the summer I went without a bra. But I cant do that anymore and I accept that fact. If your in public in your PJ's you better be sick or it better be Halloween. BTW,
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  26. Oh my goodness! I SO agree. PJ's are for sleeping. Not for wearing. There are plenty of comfy things to wear that can be slipped into instead of heading out in raggedy Sponge Bob pants.

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