During this festive and shopping-oriented time of year, many people are out and about more often than usual, and it sometimes seems that the holiday bustle is cutting into the time some folks have to take care of a key bit of business: Getting dressed.
No, we’re not talking about people hitting the mall in their birthday suits. We’re referring to the large and possibly increasing numbers of mid-valley adults of both genders who see nothing at all wrong with venturing into public in their pajamas.
And we aren’t referring to those sweat pants or
T-shirts that you might use as jammies, but rather actual pajamas — flannel jobs with patterns depicting Scooby-Doo, the Simpsons, Oscar the Grouch, etc. The person in the Oscar pants, footed no less, was a woman probably 35 years old.
The mid-valley is a casual place to be sure, and we’re not saying there’s anything wrong with that. Nor is there any law against going to the store in an outfit a 5-year-old would don for bed.
But clothes, whatever they may be, do send a message about a person. And the message sent by galavanting around town in pajamas would seem mainly to be one of, “I’m too lazy to get dressed and too indifferent to care what anyone might think.”
If that’s what you want to say about yourself, go ahead. If not, well, Levi’s are pretty quick, easy and comfortable, too. (sl)