Pajama’s In Public: A National Epidemic
It started as a teenage fashion trend. Then it spread to college campuses. Now it has become a national epidemic. No, I’m not talking about a dangerous new virus but the wearing of PJ’s in public. What once was considered lounge wear has now become accepted by a certain segment of the population as appropriate public attire. I know my parents would have rather had someone poke them in the eye with a sharp stick than leave the house looking like they just rolled out of bed and now one parish in Louisiana is considering doing something about it.
According to Time magazine,
The pajama party might be over for residents of Caddo Parish in northwest Louisiana. Michael Williams, a Caddo commissioner, is proposing an ordinance that will prohibit locals from wearing pajama pants in public after an incident at a local Walmart offended the official and other customers. Williams said one of a group of young men clad in pajama pants revealed his private parts, inciting the idea for the ban. “If you can’t [wear pajamas] at the boardwalk or courthouse, why are you going to do it in a restaurant or in public? Today it’s pajamas, tomorrow it’s underwear. Where does it stop?”
Personally, I don’t like it. It takes maybe 5 minutes to put on a pair of pants and make oneself presentable. Besides, some of those pajamas are pretty embarrassing, worn out, loose and in need of a good washing. But then again making a law banning them seems pretty ludicrous. To each his own and my take is “look sharp, be sharp”.