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    Have You Worn Your Pajamas in Public?

    created by 3blackdogs 1588 days 5 hours 34 minutes ago

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    Have You Worn Your Pajamas in Public?

    I was going to work the other day and saw a man walking on the side of the road in his long sleeve, silk pajamas. He wasn't paying any attention to the cars that were a few inches from him. Walked straight ahead, arm swinging. I was a little concerned. Was he hypnotized? Was he sleep walking? Or just going for a morning stroll?

    Living in a college town, there is no shortage of people going to public places in their pajamas. The gas station, the grocery, sometimes the library.

    I can't help but think, can you at least put on a pair of jeans and a clean shirt?

    I have never been in public with my pajamas on and will never go. I always take the time to at least put on a clean, decent shirt and pants or shorts.

    Have you or do you go into public places wearing pajamas? What are thoughts when you see someone wearing their pajamas in a public place? Would you go to a public place wearing pajamas?

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    I do not wear pajamas in public. It does not provide a positive representation of who you are.

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    Hi Sarah,

    I am ashamed to admit that I have been known to wear my pajamas in public. It's mostly to run down to the convenient store a few blocks from my house, especially late at night when I've already gotten ready for bed. I do try to class it up a little if I do go with my pajamas out. I always wear a hoodie and if I'm wearing my shorts I will pull on a pair of jeans. I know that going out this way does nothing to promote my image, but I care more about my comfort than looking good.

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    I don't think I really own any pajamas anymore. But I grew up wearing my pajamas in public because we would have spirit days at school to show school spirit by wearing pajamas. Also, for girls swim team, we would wear pajamas on the days we had home meets and we would dress up on days we had away meets.

    I don't really feel the need to get all dressed up to go out in public. I am perfectly happy wearing sweat pants in public, and have even gone in to work that way.

    I thought it was kind of funny last quarter when one of my classmates was bragging about seeing how often she could get away with wearing pajamas to work. She said she would through a sweater over a pajama shirt and no one would know the difference.

    I hope that guy on the side of the street was okay.

    - Meg

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    Oh I've seen this particular phenomenon before, heck people come to school all the time in pajamas, class, you name it. I have a friend who thought it was Friday, so let's be casual. He wore just a shirt and his underpants to class, but sat in the back all wrapped up in a blanket. Cozy and seemed normal...but he was in class with no pants! What the hell right? I know arch students can have a skewed sense of normal when it comes to some things because we're so comfortable in class. We live there usually, have food at beds at our desks, so it's no surprise when people get comfy...but wear pants!

    I must admit though when all the girls are running around in jammies, I so don't mind. Call me biased. I'm biased, I called myself biased first, I win. Yeah it's great.

    As for my own pajamas...well I don't really own any. I'll sleep in board shorts, or boxers, or in my glorious skin, but I will not put on dumb plaid cotton pant things, or a favorite old rock and roll band shirt, and sleep in it. That's just weird. I'm sleeping, why do I need clothes? It's never cold, that's what blankets are for, and why do I need to be dressed if I need to pee in the middle of the night or something? Pajamas elude all my attempts to understand their purpose.

    To date, I can only understand pajamas as lounge-wear that has been slightly redefined to include sleeping, but that's a technicality. Aside from that, you have sexy pajamas, when girls especially wear things that are supposed to make other things happen. Nighttime shenanigans and such, though I can't think of an equivalent form of clothing that guys can employ to their benefit. such is life.

    Still, while I wouldn't be going to Wal-Mart or something in my jammies, I would and sort of have gone to class in them, or to the beach. Shorts are just shorts?

    Seriously, am I missing something? What's so great about pajamas? What about an old early 19th century night shirt like Ebeneezer Scrooge? I could rock that, little lantern. Maybe.

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    When I was a freshman in high school, the school handbook had not specifically prohibited students from wearing pajamas. That being said, I saw many people wearing their pajama pants on multiple occasions. They received all sorts admiration from their friends. Honestly, I did not care for them. They looked sloppy and not put together.

    If someone is too lazy to dress up for school, they should just wear sweat pants, leggings, yoga pants, or athletic shorts! I do not think pajama pants are ever an option. Especially when walking around in public.

    Technically I have worn my pajamas in public before since I just sleep in a T shirt and Nike shorts. I would never wear actual pajama pants even if I was just running to Walmart.


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    During my undergrad years, I used to be more carefree and careless. I do remember wearing pajamas in the dorm halls.
    Now my outlook has changed. I am not Superficial, but I know people respond to a person based on their appearance. I like to look nice too. But when I can, I try to at least dress up a little, make sure my hair is decent, and put on a little make up.
    I try to look presentable.
    Unfortunately, people have treated me better the nicer I look. Unless they're jealous.
    But now, I am aware of what I put on when I go out. Even in my dance classes I try to look a little decent.
    In the apartment, it's a different story. I like to be as comfortable as possible.
    Interesting forum!
    For those who wear pajamas though, kudos to them!!