Edna: I'd like to take a moment to speak to all you young (and not-so-young) ladies out there about something I've noticed. These days, it seems like every time I step out to do some shopping, I see women who clearly don't know how to dress in public. I'm not talking about the hussies in the low-cut tops and short skirts. No, I'm talking about something much more insidious and wide-spread: the women who wear pajamas to go shopping. Never in my life have I seen a generation of people so unwilling to make themselves look presentable before stepping out of the house! I can remember a time not-so-long-ago when a true lady never went out shopping without at least putting on a dress and white gloves.
While I'm not suggesting bringing back those kinds of standards of decency, I would at least ask you to take a look in the mirror before you leave the house and ask yourself: is this an outfit that I could sleep in? Did I sleep in this at any time in the recent past? Are my pants made out of flannel and/or do they have a drawstring waist?
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," then don't wear it to the grocery store!
In case you need some visual aids (because I think some of you do), here are a couple of examples of what I mean:
these are PAJAMAS,
not going-out-in-public clothes.
Ladies, have some dignity! Have some pride in your appearance! Listen to me: it doesn't matter how you dress up pajamas with expensive purses or fancy earrings, or if you brush your hair and put on makeup before you go out. They are still pajamas and meant only for relaxing in the boudoir.