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        08-21-2013, 07:39 AM
      #21
    Showing
    I don't care how people look when on shopping. However I do consider it as dangerous (and absolutely inappropriate) when they come in dirty cloth to the hospital (even to visit), especially in the unit with newborns. I also think that people should be dressed appropriately (and by that I don't mean just clean) when come to places like Opera house.

    As for perfume, when it's too much it's absolutely awful to sit on a bus or train (I don't care about stores though, because I can walk away).

    And huge pet peeves of mine is music on bus or train. Some people make it SO loud you can hear it in the other end of the car (even though according to DC transportation rules you must keep it quiet).
         
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        08-23-2013, 11:40 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    Just for myself, you will NEVER catch me out of the house in pajamas.
    Completely unacceptable.
    In my opinion, you should just write on your fore head "I Give Up".
    I may not take great effort in my looks all the time, but if I have to make a quick trip to the store I will take the time to throw on some jeans and throw my hair up into a ball cap. It's not about caring what other think but having some self respect, in my opinion.

    I will also not leave the house sick. I think that should be a common courtesy.
    I do not spread my disease if I am aware that I may be contagious.

    The closest I ever came to the two is when I had a bad flu, ran out of chicken broth(the only thing I could hold down) called the store, store owner left the cans of broth on the porch for me to collect(in my truck, hopped out in a sweatshirt and yoga pants) and I come paid my bill when I was well as not to spread my sickness with touching door handles, money or merchandise.

    Going back to GH's doctor, I would rather have a doctor show up with cowsh*t on his boots than in his PJ's. To me that shows he has a work ethic and was busy rather than being too bothered to throw on a pair of Levis and a clean shirt to show up to work after laying on the couch watching TV all day. If the doctor is taking the time to take care of his cattle, he will most likely take good care of you ;)
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        08-24-2013, 01:12 AM
      #23
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    Just for myself, you will NEVER catch me out of the house in pajamas.
    Completely unacceptable.
    In my opinion, you should just write on your fore head "I Give Up".
    I may not take great effort in my looks all the time, but if I have to make a quick trip to the store I will take the time to throw on some jeans and throw my hair up into a ball cap. It's not about caring what other think but having some self respect, in my opinion.

    I will also not leave the house sick. I think that should be a common courtesy.
    I do not spread my disease if I am aware that I may be contagious.

    The closest I ever came to the two is when I had a bad flu, ran out of chicken broth(the only thing I could hold down) called the store, store owner left the cans of broth on the porch for me to collect(in my truck, hopped out in a sweatshirt and yoga pants) and I come paid my bill when I was well as not to spread my sickness with touching door handles, money or merchandise.

    Going back to GH's doctor, I would rather have a doctor show up with cowsh*t on his boots than in his PJ's. To me that shows he has a work ethic and was busy rather than being too bothered to throw on a pair of Levis and a clean shirt to show up to work after laying on the couch watching TV all day. If the doctor is taking the time to take care of his cattle, he will most likely take good care of you ;)
    For me, going out in pajamas has absolute nothing to do with self respect. It's entirely practicality. If I'm going full on shopping I'll get. Dressed, but if I'm making dinner and ran out of butter? I'm not going to put on New clothing, and certainly not putting on the dirty ones from today. I don't see a single reason why that's not acceptable, means I have no self respect or means 'I give up' about aanything. I feel like the only reason it should eve matter is if you're trying to impress someone, or you really care if people judge you for getting butter in your PJs. If anything, I'd say I have even more self respect for not feeling like I have to please the public when I run out somewhere. ;)

    I guess I really fail to see why some people are just horrified by the thought of it, are so judgemental. I don't see why I can't go somsomewhere in my comfy pants instead of jeans. Exactly why is it such a big deal? Why does it automatically make one a slob, or lack self respect? Because I'm not concerned about being judged by my clothing? Seems silly to me. Shouldn't matter what you wear, it's your demeanor and attitude that's everything
         
        08-24-2013, 01:35 AM
      #24
    Foal
    So last Wednesday after a hard day at work, I stopped at my barn to ride both my horses. Well I ended up doing more than riding. I ended up leaving very happy but horribly dirty, mud all over my hands and face, manure on my clothes and dirt everywhere. Course I tried to wash off some of the muck with the water hose but with a lot of good. I then went to pick up my daughter at her day camp and then went to a local store for groceries. I stopped by the restroom to clean my hands and face. I then got odd looks while I was shopping. I could care less. Now my 10 year old daughter does because she knows apparently important people. Lol. As she is grumbeling at me I tell her to watch it or I may accidentally touch her with my muddy manure boot. Lol
         
        08-24-2013, 02:08 AM
      #25
    Trained
    I once handed DD one of my old jackets in a hurry to get out the door when it was cold and raining. She said no b/c my clothes smelled like horses. After we got back, I spend a considerable amount of time smelling coffee beans to reset my smeller - then clothes, repeat. After DD asked me what I was doing she laughed and said she meant just my jackets smelled like horses. Even that upset me. I take it for granted my "horse dedicated" jackets probably smell a bit like a horse, but all of them? Well, they didn't/don't, IMO. But, no...I would not knowingly go around "out and about" smelling like a horse - and it had temporarily upset me while under the impression that I might have. I don't know why, but it is a "context" thing. If I am camping, I don't care if I smell like campfire, but If I am having lunch w someone in a nice outfit...it somehow seems inappropriate.
    But shopping? I don't ever get that close to someone while I am shopping.
         
        08-24-2013, 11:28 AM
      #26
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Missy May    
    I once handed DD one of my old jackets in a hurry to get out the door when it was cold and raining. She said no b/c my clothes smelled like horses. After we got back, I spend a considerable amount of time smelling coffee beans to reset my smeller - then clothes, repeat. After DD asked me what I was doing she laughed and said she meant just my jackets smelled like horses. Even that upset me. I take it for granted my "horse dedicated" jackets probably smell a bit like a horse, but all of them? Well, they didn't/don't, IMO. But, no...I would not knowingly go around "out and about" smelling like a horse - and it had temporarily upset me while under the impression that I might have. I don't know why, but it is a "context" thing. If I am camping, I don't care if I smell like campfire, but If I am having lunch w someone in a nice outfit...it somehow seems inappropriate.
    But shopping? I don't ever get that close to someone while I am shopping.
    Oh my god I thought I was the only one who did this! I do especially if I' trying to find a candle I like and I'm smelling them all, after a while I have to try to blow all the smell out of my nose because it's getting nose dead

    But yes, if I'm going out WITH someone, or going out to eat or visit someone I'll definitely at least change my gross pants and wash my boots. Brush hair. Look presentable.
         
        08-24-2013, 12:12 PM
      #27
    Trained
    Seeing as I'm still damaged and can't sleep in a bed, I sleep on the couch, wearing a night dress, very respectable looks kind of like a sun dress, still struggle with getting dressed and undressed.

    Yesterday I was, as usual, waiting until everyone went to work to go shower and dress in peace, when I get called to run son out the the field to his swather NOW, so off I go, just got home and I get called back, he has a problem, go pick him up, bring him back to the workshop to collect parts, when a neighbor turns up to ask a favor, chat to him, go to run son back, get a call from another neighbor that he has his big tractor stuck, can we come and pull him out. This means driving various people to various places to get drivers and equipment together, before I know it I'm in town picking up parts that have just been delivered and still haven't had a chance to shower or dress!
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        08-24-2013, 12:15 PM
      #28
    Foal
    TBH I go to the grocery store in my pj's lol yes I have a bra on and my hairs in a pony. Lol
         
        08-24-2013, 07:45 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shoebox    
    For me, going out in pajamas has absolute nothing to do with self respect. It's entirely practicality. If I'm going full on shopping I'll get. Dressed, but if I'm making dinner and ran out of butter? I'm not going to put on New clothing, and certainly not putting on the dirty ones from today. I don't see a single reason why that's not acceptable, means I have no self respect or means 'I give up' about aanything. I feel like the only reason it should eve matter is if you're trying to impress someone, or you really care if people judge you for getting butter in your PJs. If anything, I'd say I have even more self respect for not feeling like I have to please the public when I run out somewhere. ;)

    I guess I really fail to see why some people are just horrified by the thought of it, are so judgemental. I don't see why I can't go somsomewhere in my comfy pants instead of jeans. Exactly why is it such a big deal? Why does it automatically make one a slob, or lack self respect? Because I'm not concerned about being judged by my clothing? Seems silly to me. Shouldn't matter what you wear, it's your demeanor and attitude that's everything
    I get dressed everyday, it doesn't make any difference if I am at home and watching movies on the couch because the weather is bad. I will get out of my PJ's. I work from home and I still get dressed every day. That is the way I was raised. The only time I have not changed out them is when I was horribly sick and I could probably count those days on one hand. If other people want to do it, fine, but I will not.
    For me it doesn't have anything to do with what others think of me because a lot of the time I am not wearing make up and have dirty jeans and boots from riding/working. If I was really worried about what others thought then I wouldn't walk into Wal-Mart to grab some groceries for dinner after riding at the trainers or spending all day in the brush chasing bovines. But I will wash my hands, arms and face of sweat, dirt and who knows what else before shopping. For me it is a matter of self respect. When I put an effort into something whether it be my horses, myself, my job, whatever, it means I care and I feel good about that.

    The question asked in the original post was, where do we draw the line in being respectful of others. Wearing PJ's and being sick in public is where I draw the line for myself. May not be any one else's line and I don't expect any one else to toe it, but it's my personal one.
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        08-24-2013, 08:35 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
    I get dressed everyday, it doesn't make any difference if I am at home and watching movies on the couch because the weather is bad. I will get out of my PJ's. I work from home and I still get dressed every day. That is the way I was raised. The only time I have not changed out them is when I was horribly sick and I could probably count those days on one hand. If other people want to do it, fine, but I will not.
    For me it doesn't have anything to do with what others think of me because a lot of the time I am not wearing make up and have dirty jeans and boots from riding/working. If I was really worried about what others thought then I wouldn't walk into Wal-Mart to grab some groceries for dinner after riding at the trainers or spending all day in the brush chasing bovines. But I will wash my hands, arms and face of sweat, dirt and who knows what else before shopping. For me it is a matter of self respect. When I put an effort into something whether it be my horses, myself, my job, whatever, it means I care and I feel good about that.

    The question asked in the original post was, where do we draw the line in being respectful of others. Wearing PJ's and being sick in public is where I draw the line for myself. May not be any one else's line and I don't expect any one else to toe it, but it's my personal one.
    Fair enough! The way you were wording it was confusing to me a bit - It seemed as though you were referring to EVERYBODY who went out in their pajamas, and I was a little bit offended, I won't lie (I don't care for people to make assumptions about me based on if I go out in my PJs or not!) I'm sorry for the misunderstanding, and I totally respect what standards you set for yourself.

    - I cherish and look forward to the days I can lounge in my PJs and read all day, myself! SO much more comfy than clothing. Clothing is great but my big huge fluffy robe and PJs, a book, some hot tea on a cold winter's day is one of my favorite things. It's the only way I can handle the miserable Minnesota winter (or loose PJ shorts and a tanktop in the summer!)

    ETA: I try really hard not to be sick in public too. It's sometimes unavoidable, but I try to avoid human interaction as much as possible - Which gets HARD living with two roommates!
         

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