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  1. djmondi

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    shirts being required in stores???? Why do I go to Walmart and see teenage girls running around in their bikinis? That is NOT a shirt. I could understand if I lived near the beach, but I don't...Am I just getting old?
     
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  3. loves2teach

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    I have wondered the same thing about shoes recently. Every time I go out (whether it be to Wal-mart, or any other store). I see someone without shoes. It isn't just kids, but adults too. BLECH!
     
  4. adventuresofJ

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    their boobs are covered... i think thats all that counts.
    as for shoes.. WHO goes though a store without shoes... seriously the dollar store sells flip flops.. keep them in your car...
     
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    I saw more cleavage than I cared to while doing the Gold Star Teaching thing on Saturday...Shoes haven't been as much of an issue at this particular Walmart, but the one up the road I used to live next to I dreaded going to on Sundays. It was like it was pajama and slipper day. And I don't mean house shoes - I mean big, fuzzy slippers...How do you even drive there in those?
     
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    when i was in a college town that was how it was.. i'd go to class in big fuzzy cat head slippers... run around everywhere in them... i grew out of that =)
     
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    In the area where I live, people don't stoop so low as to go out in public w/o proper tops or shoes. People wear skirts, jeans, shorts, & tank tops.

    (No offense to anyone just in case, but) I think it's so tacky when people go out wearing slippers, curlers in their hair, robes, or anything else that you can plainly see is sleepwear.
     
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    I agree...however I will make an exception to it on the rare occassion when my children are being particularly obnoxious and then I have been known to come to the jam/dance in my jammies & robe to pick them up (it's required that we go in the school to get them). Actually, I only got to do it once...just mentioning it straightens them out
     
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    We were in a Jamba Juice the other day, and a teenage girl was standing there in string bikini with a THONG bottom. Nothing else. We couldn't stop staring. She must have been 13 or 14, which makes me feel even worse about not being able to look away. It was just so absurd, and I couldn't believe it was happening. As with djmondi, we don't live near a beach. And it was a fairly nice neighborhood.

    I think people's respect for themselves has gone waaaay south. It was terrible at Disney.
     
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    Ewwwww! That is all I have to say!
     
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    EW! i would not have even thought of wearing a thong when i was that age... i wont wear them now if i dont have to.

    My boyfriend gets weird if we have to go to walmart after working out... he doesnt even like us out in sweat pants. I just tell him we blend in better that way.
     
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    Woah! I hope it never gets this bad in my area! But, I bet many guys don't mind this. :rolleyes:
     
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    Once my husband lost his shoes while floating the river and had to go in a store without shoes. But....it was a Payless and he was going to buy some shoes. So I don't think they cared. Lol.
     
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    it was called... indecent exposure...

    our condo wants to enforce the law...

    No walking halls in your robe, to get your mail!

    I am sick and tired of seeing people in the stores in there pj's. Ugh, what does that mean?! You rolled out of bed and ran over here? Did you wash anything or any part of you? I guess you gargled with some Listerine, at least!

    This is why I keep sanitizer in my pocket! :(
     
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    curlers were made to prepare your hair for an outing...

    if you are out, the curlers should be as well!

    some people feel they are not going out..until later, so they can justify keeping them in until they are ready...

    and don't see nothing wrong with it...

    that was my ex-MIL

    I personally would rather pull out curlers and put on a baseball cap than tie a scarf over my head and be caught in the store looking like that. Somebody always recognizes you!
     
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    Ugh - a bikini top is the equivalent to bra - would you go to Wal-Mart in your bra. I've never seen that here, but you know what if they kicked her out because of a "no shirt, no shoes, no service" rule, she'd probably sue the store.
     
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    what about minding your kids and your manners???

    I know this is a hijack... but what about people who bring their entire family... all 17 of them or more, to buy 5 things from the store?

    Do you really need four kids, seven teenagers, three adults, debating prices, payment, jamming the credit card machine, and a handful of toddlers running back and forth, walking behind me, trying to take stuff out of the bag as I put it in, parents insisting that I ring up sticky gooey candy that has been in their mouths?? :eek: Insisting that I ring up hat/shirt/shoes that they are wearing because they refuse to take it off???? :crosseyed

    My biggest pet peeve is children and adults who climb or just plop their behinds up on my counter while I am trying to bag their things!

    This is just downright rude and disrespectful. I don't come to their jobs and sit on their desk while they are trying to work!!! How the h*ll do you expect me to bag your groceries while your child is sitting, leaning or climbing all over my counter??

    And... the fact that I go home, wearing my blue shirt... I guess every store in town is wearing a blue shirt. :rolleyes: So I try to pick up some things in another store, and this guy yells at me, "HEY!, we need some help over here!" I said, "I don't work here!" He said, oh, uh.. sorry. "Yeah, no problem" (and I muttered a few curse words)

    What happened to using a little common courtesy? Was it too much to ask, "Excuse Miss, do you work here?" Or, since you are not bothering to look for name tags, "Can you give us some help please?"

    With people acting that way, I may starting stripping off my shirt after work and coming to the stores in my bra too!

    :lol:
     
  18. Master Pre-K

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    grrrr! and some a$$hole was in the elevator, decided to lean on my Mom's wheelchair, I guess HE was tired of standing on the good two legs that he had! :mad: I move her chair back, and he lost his balance! He looked at me, and I looked back. "Excuse Me!" I said.

    But IMO, that was too nice for him. How rude! Like her chair was some rail or something. She is a person in a chair, and his big behind could have made her lose her balance! That is just stupid! Some people have stopped thinking about others... they only think about themselves!!!!


    :eek:hmy:
     
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    I know that my bra covers a heck of a lot more than my bikini used to----back in the stone ages when I actually could fit in one, bikini that is. :lol:
     
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    that's different... it's nightime and a school function... you're supposed to be in your pjs!

    we had a pajama day... and I had no spirit. I refuse to be seen around little ones and strange older ones :whistle: in my good sleepwear. I have to move when I work. Can't do that in my regular clothes.

    I mean, we didn't even go outside to play, because it was pointless. Houseslippers, flip flops. Tags, belts, scarves, capes. Oh my! :eek:hmy:

    And they did same thing when we showed Polar Express. I wore a college sweatshirt, and a pair of jeans. I go along with casual day... I can't see all the teachers coming in gowns, flannel tops and bottoms, and too much info was shared that cold winter day, IMO...

    pjs are for bed, or slumber parties... CHILDREN'S sleepovers. I don't want to see an adult in pajamas. Unless we are related or you are a good friend and we are spending the night together.

    I don't mind seeing pjs at library story time. The children are with their parents. They are not expected to run around. they are close to home, and they go straight home!

    They are not out at 12 2 or 3 pm in Walmart! And if you are going to bring your kids to the store in pjs, at least put on some regular shoes! You really want them scuffing up and down the street, the stores, and then back in your house in those same pajamas with feet, or house shoes?
     
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    I think it's disgusting to see people in their pajamas in the store.

    When I was a teen- no one would hire me because I had an "alternative" haircut. But now I see kids with no hair, piercings, tatoos, and just blech working at stores. It's gotten bad out there. I am almost tempted to close off to society and live in a cave.
     
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    Where are the parents that let a 13 or14 yr old go out in a thong? Maybe she was covered when she left, but I know where I live, you can't go anywhere without running into somebody that you know. A couple of weeks ago, while on vacation, I saw a couple who were letting there little boy walk barefoot through a store! He was probably about 2 yrs old. I'm sure the floor was filthy and there he was with nothing on his feet. I was so mad!! They should have been carrying him. Don't parents care anymore?
     
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    my sentiments exactly Weazy!
     
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    Ha! There is a local Jewel's (grocery) store that seems to have hired a complete crew of teens like that! Maybe the manager says, if I can get them to work, who cares. I am so grossed out when I go there. You name it, they got it. Green hair, three and four earrings on side sides lip, nose... all those things most jobs say are not allowed. These kids stocking shelves and ringing up my food wearing black fingernail polish. Boys and girls. :crosseyed

    I don't know what to say. :unsure:
     
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    I do....ick! I just stare at them. They do it for a reaction, so I give it to them. Can't help it if it disgusts me!
     
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    Can't the store owners require a dress policy for their employees? Something that won't scare their customers?
     
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    I was in L.A. when my daughter was born...First time I got out the house was Halloween. Both my dad and I were shocked to see the store clerks dressed in outrageous costumes!!! I'm sure I'll get heat from the CA Connection :rolleyes:, but adults in L.A. spend more time and energy dressing up for Halloween than they do on their kids! Of course, it's 85 degrees there that time of year!

    My Dad was afraid to give the clerk his money! Didn't think the guy really worked there!
     
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    Ditto the EWWWW sentiment. All I have to say is that kids these days are growing up WAAAAYYYY to fast and want to be SEXY way too fast. As a parent, I would NEVER let my child wear a thong at 13. NEVER. She's only 7 now, but I don't even feel comfortable with her wearing a two piece bathing suits (the bikini kind that I saw so many CHILDREN wearing today at the water park!). I just think it's so inappropriate and sends the wrong message for girls.
     
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    I work in a casino on the strip in vegas. I know that people will come inwearing swimsuits sometimes because they might be having breakfast before heading to the pool, but seriously!! These ladies came in in their bikinis and a little see-thru wrap around the underwear part. Gross. No offence but they didn't have the body for them either, not saying I do
     
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    I saw a new low yesterday...a young lady came out of CVS only wearing a tank top over her bikini...with no shorts! Only the bikini bottom!
     
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    I was not allowed to wear a bikini until I was in high school. Although I wasn't allowed to listen to the radio until I was in middle school, so some people might call my parents strict. But I luuuuuved my childhood.
     
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    It happened again yesterday, but not at Walmart. I was getting ready to go into Little Caesar's. I thought this teenager was walking towards me - she had on a sports bra and short shorts which were rolled at the waist too. Only she wasn't a teenager! She was a mom walking with her 6 or 7 year old daughter, who had more clothes on than mom. I would have been embarrassed if my mom dressed like that. And for some reason the girls, who are all young, that work at Little Caesar's have such short shorts on every time I go there that I think Hooter's girls wear longer shorts...I just shake my head every time I leave there.
     
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    Jem, you're parents may have been strict but look where you ended up because of it. I thought my Mom was too when I was a kid, but as a mom now and looking back, it was exactly what I needed!
     
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    sigh... I can't wait for school to start back...

    school uniforms!!! :)

    and Jem, when I was old enough to start going out, my parents would never let me call a boy. Well, I went out a few weeks ago party, two guys gave me their number first, then asked for mine. A third guy asked for mine first.

    The third one called me. So I called him back. I dunno, know. Still not sure if he is my type. ;) But, my point is...the first two have not called and I refuse to call them. Why should I? Makes me seem desparate. And feels wrong..'cause Dad always said guys supposed to call you when they are interested. Old habits stick I guess. :D
     

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