Get dressed before you go outside.
Yesterday I had to go to various supermarkets to stock up on items we had eaten our way through. Schools are obviously still out, leading to a remarkable sludge of teenagers wandering aimlessly about. But wandering aimlessly about in PAJAMAS!
I'm telling you, it's beyond ridiculous. One girl stood at the magazine stand in pink stripped jammies, stuffed into fake Uggs that naturally had been worn to the point where the sole had slipped sideways and she was walking on the ankle part oh and a navy hoodie that was several sizes too large for her. This wouldn't really bother me if not for the fact that practically every other woman I saw was dressed the same way. Whatever about teenagers, everybody already knows they're daft, but grown women? In saggy PJ's and Ugg-esque boots?
I mean, I know I'm showing my age here, but is it that hard to put on a pair of jeans? I know I've probably said this before, but I hate the sloppiness. I do. I'm all for comfort at home and I was once caught in rabbit jammies back when I lived in town, but I didn't intend to wear them out, I needed milk and it was v. late and I've never done it since...well I just don't get it. Why do so many people- women- wear jammies and slippers around town? Is it a backlash against something? Does this happen in other parts of the country? Other countries? I never saw this kind of thing in Barcelona. It's so...unkempt!
I mean how difficult is it to get dressed? To throw on a pair of jeans and actual boots or shoes? That's not asking too much surely? Or maybe this is an age thing. Maybe that's it.
Call me old fashioned, but I'm still of the opinion that when you leave the house you should at least try to look as pulled together as possible. I don't know, maybe brush your hair, wear a coat, clean clothes. Change out of your PJs.
And yes I HAVE a meeting in town to day and YES the cold sore is painful and I'm cranky, and yes, I'll still wear actual clothes.
Labels: Pull yourself together.