We're getting poor. Really poor. I'm not imagining this... I am beginning to see it often. Young women out and about who have nothing in their closet. They're wearing pajamas in the public square. Flannel pajamas. Polar fleece pajamas. Pajamas! PJs!
I don't understand it...the entire shopping mall is made up of clothing stores. Yard sales abound in our small town. There are two thrift shops within a 7-mile radius. And two Goodwill stores in the nearby city. Surely there are enough clothes to go around, wouldn't you think?
But, no. Young women, teens mostly, are resorting to wearing pajamas in public.
I'm old enough to remember when it was unacceptable to wear blue jeans to the office. In fact I initiated Friday jeans in the small agricultural office where I worked. The girls in the office next door gratefully followed suit. Then it became five days a week and not just Friday. This is a farming community and farmers often stood at the counter in boots that had recently left the barnyard. The aroma of manure often lingered for some time after. So blue jeans seemed to fit right in the rural atmosphere.
But Pajamas! Oh, I'm kidding when I say there aren't enough clothes. I know Pajamas are becoming a fashion trend although I don't know how you can call them fashion. There is no "style" to a pair of pajamas...they're sloppy, they drag on the ground, they look loungey and lazy.
So I am saying right here and now. Expect to see more. It's going to get worse.