OMG! A mom at school pick-up was in pajamas! The horror
Grocery shopping today. Someone was in pajama pants. Geez, can't you even get dressed to buy groceries?
Not to sound judgmental, but if I see you out and about in pajama pants, I totally think less of you.
Oh good. Because I was worried you might sound judgmental.
Meanwhile, yoga pants - totally cool. Athletic pants - that's fine.
Pajama pants - YOU HAVE CROSSED THE LINE!
Clearly pajama pants must also indicate that you are a) lazy b) probably didn't brush your teeth or hair c) don't care about yourself and d) setting out to offend as many people as possible.
Society, can we please get over it?
Maybe someone ran out of time, maybe they are stressed, maybe they just got bad news, maybe they are depressed, maybe those are that person's favorite pants, maybe they just want to wear pajama pants.
For the record: I do occasionally wear pajama pants to go grocery shopping. You know why? Because I'm not shopping with President Obama or the Queen of England ... I might have to run and pick-up milk or bread or maybe I just really need some chocolate stat.
During chemo, I often wore pajama pants. Jeans were uncomfortable. And after surgeries they were hard to put on or even more uncomfortable. I was given a pass though - it was obvious (thank you bald head) that something else was going on.
But sometimes that something else going on, it can't be seen. Not by the friendliest of people or not by the most judgmental of people.
And sometimes, there isn't anything else going on. It's just a 5 minute trip to the grocery store! Or a 10 minute trip to drop your child off! Or whatever.
I have taught my children from a very early age to not judge a book by it's cover. I try to not fret over the little things.
And I'm sorry, but someone in pajama pants is a little thing. And if it's the worst thing a person does, well then, frankly, give him or her a break and then make friends with that person. You might learn something. Like maybe someone wearing pajama pants isn't the end of the world. But a new friend might be the start of a better world!