Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pajama Law?

I love Louisiana!
I've lived most of my life elsewhere,
but I claim to be a Louisiana girl.
It's where I call home.

We've got beautiful weather.
We've got laid-back charm.
We've got sweet tea and old fashioned hospitality.

But we've also got old schools
and our share of social problems...

AND a  goofy politician who wants
to spend our tax dollars working on a law to make it illegal
to wear pajama pants in a public place.

It seems to me if it's not indecent, immoral,
or a safety hazard,
people have the right to make themself
look the fool if they so choose.

This is America and we have the right to look
stupid if we want. 

Have we not seen the plus-size woman
wearing a tube top that looks like it's been
sprayed onto her bulgy boobs?
Have we not had our eyes seared
by seeing excess back fat hanging
over said tube top?!
Maybe we need a law for that.

Have we not seen  teeny-boppers with
their butt cheeks hanging out of their
short shorts?
Gonna have to have a law for that too.

Unmanicured toes displayed in old flip-flops
and men wearing dark socks with sandals.
Where is the police when this happens?

Where do we draw the line?
And who is gonna be the fashion police?
And who is gonna pay them?

I want my tax dollars to go for building new schools
and updating the old ones.  I want more police officers
to fight the crime.  I want more services for the
under-privileged.  Heck, I want  tornado sirens
to warn the city when a twister is at hand.
Altogether now, can we say

Geesch, I'm wound a little tight today.
Perhaps I need to get back into my jammies
and make a Target run.  Ya think?

BTW, I promise I.do.not.and.have.not.ever.


Cheri said...

You go girl! Wear those jammies to Target and take a picture. You are hysterical.

Shelly said...

As much as I think it's a major faux pas to wear pajamas in public, I think it's wrong to legislate what we wear. You're right- tax dollars are best spent where there is a true need.

Autumn said...

That's why I read here. Gotta love it!

Are you in Lousianna now? I ask because I wonder how the weather is.

Liz Mays said...

I so agree! It may not be the most pulled together look, but there are so many more important issues!

My Mind's Eye said...

OH my word this is priceless!!
I wonder if the folks who wear PJs in public with the hem dragging REALLY do wear them to bed also? Ugh!!
Hugs C

Mindy said...

someone, the politican, not you, needs to be a REAL life!

can't think of anything else to wax eloquent about? at least pj's are usually loose and modest, compared to the sweat pants some people wear...

plus, then you'd have to start differentiating between "lounge" pants and "pajama" pants. will the pants be designated "pajamas" according to their marketing title or their intended function or their actual function? if you NEVER sleep in them, are they still pajamas? if they are sweats designed for for exercise, but you sleep in them, are they pajamas?

wow, ya' got me goin' girl! felt good to just ramble....

Kimmy said...

I haven't either however, I think it's pure laziness on people's part for doing so. I think this generation is just that...LAZY!!!

However, I agree with you! A law for that? The government people seriously need to get their heads out of their arses and start discussing more important issues at hand!!

Great post!

Anonymous said...

You make a great point for sure, we see people here out in pj's all the time, I don't know what goes through thier head, I guess they want to be comfy or maybe just lazy but the thing is , there are lots of comfy casual clothes that would be much more suitable for a run to the store. Then theres the cleanliness aspect, but all that said I don't want to be told what to wear,

Jill said...

wow, it's really coming to telling people what they are allowed to wear? I can think of worse things to fret about. :-( So did you make the Target run? :-) Have a great day!


Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

While I wouldn't wear PJs in public, I have no problem with people that want to wear something that covers them...period. It's the lack of attire that troubles me. I don't want to see your butt crack or the thong that's wedged in there. Men..that goes for you too..no Butt crack, the thong is up to you! I don't want to see men's hairy pitts when I am in a restaurant. Put on a t-shirt, not a tank top.

So, Yes I agree. Give the jammies a rest.

Unknown said...

lol, you are too funny!!!

Jeanie said...

It is ridiculous to think that you can legislate good taste...your local politician is going to accomplish nothing more than increasing the frustration people have with government.
He'll probably end up wanting to install sirens to warn people when someone is walking down the street in pajama pants. :)

yaya said...

Ha! I was just talking about this to my Sister! I came home tonight from Wal-Mart and I couldn't help but wonder if any of these people have a mirror...and not only do they wear jammies, they wear slippers too..here...in Winter..in snow! Oh well, it gives me something to laugh about anyway!

nancygrayce said...

If you're going out in your pi's, go to Walmart! At least there you have a chance of getting famous by being
on "People of Walmart"! :)

Just another example of our tax dollars at work....or sleep?

Chatty Crone said...

Good point - we waste money on just about everything. Would love to see a picture of you shopping in your pj's. sandie

Debbiedoos said...

I concur! Bigger things to worry about than PJ Bottoms. Heck I drive my son to school in them on occasion. Now I do worry about getting pulled over with my little scotty flannels on, but hey at least they are not indecent.

KimMalk said...

Ha ha, when I stopped into Dunkin' Donuts this a.m. a (large) woman was wearing Eeyore p.j. pants and her preschooler was wearing p.j. pants. I think tots are the only ones who can 'get away with it.'

karen said...

Maybe you need to make that Target run in your jammies. It could be cathartic. But you're right: you'd think that there would be more important laws and regulations to focus on.

Linda said...

You GO, Girl!!

Now they are calling sugar a 'substance' and want to put government retstrictions on THAT!

Have we not enough real problems in our country? People have to be responsible for what they wear and what they eat. Stupid or not!

Jill of All Trades said...

Love jammies! Good grief that politician needs to find something to do with his time.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Move on over and let me up there on that soapbox with ya girlfriend!!!

Do we really need to be spendin' our tax dollars on this when kids are starvin'???

I have to confess, a little over a year ago when I was fightin' shingles full force, my jammy tops were all that I could stand on my skin.

I had a hair appoint. Girl I'll move hell and high water to make my hair apps! I called the hairdresser and warned her I was comin' in a jammie top and no bra if she didn't have a problem with it.

I went straight to Cosmetique...I did did not pass go...I did not collect two hundred dollers. 'Did not enter Wally~World or even go through a drive through. Heeehehehe!!!

I'd much rather see jammie bottoms than much of the other things I see 'round these parts!

Godb bless ya sweetie and have a fantabulous weekend!!! :o)

Marsha Young said...

Thank you, Sweet Tea, for the hearty chuckle. And trust me, I don't even want to see MYSELF in PJs, much less anyone else in theirs.

:) Funnnnnyyyy stuff!

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