Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tea and Pajamas
Tea and pajamas. Those words conjure up cozy thoughts of a warm jammies, a fire, a cuppa hot tea, and a relaxing evening at home. But, this post isn't about that. That would be normal, and I've been observing an unusual trend that I don't understand. Maybe one of Gracious Hospitality blog readers would have more insight in this than I do!
Last even our family stopped by WalMart for a few items. In the Christmas candy aisle, I found this cute little 'tea for one' set and bought it for a birthday gift for someone I know. That's where the tea part comes in. Isn't it cute?
But the pajamas is where I get puzzled. What is it about WalMart that makes women think they can shop in their jammies? Last night we observed a plus-size woman, somewhere in her thirties or forties, shopping for groceries in red, printed, baggy, flannel pajama bottoms with a T-shirt and slippers. And this is not an uncommon sight. Since WalMart first came to town, teen girls have walked the aisle rows in slippers, crop-tops, and pajama bottoms --- and now it appears those closer to middle-age are also adopting this habit. I suppose one could assume that these are the people who have their motor homes parked for the night in the parking lot and they've just made the store an extension of their accommodations, but this would be a false assumption. Last night there were no RV's in the parking lot!
Where are the days when women dressed up in presentable attire to go shopping?
Posted by La Tea Dah at 11:07 AM