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Old 12-15-2011, 11:17 AM   #161
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Middle aged people, who should know better, who dress like slobs in public, in old blue jeans and a sweatshirt, and tennis shoes. You see them shuffling around shopping malls, like depressed zombies on quaaludes. Not just the awful clothing, but the slow, slow, slow pace, almost seems aggressive and antagonizing. Not just a couple here and there, lots of them, and in decent neighborhoods. Attack of the Zombie Slobs?
I don't spend too much time in malls. Sandals instead of tennis shoes and a T-shirt instead of a sweatshirt - guilty. Walking slowly? That's me enjoying that fact that a nice leisurely pace will get me where I need to go and I'll arrive on time - which is anytime.

As soon as I made the decision to leave work - about a year before I actually did - I slowed down. It took me a while to notice, and I noticed at the malls, seeing people walk past me for the first time in my life. A most pleasant sensation I still enjoy.
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I don't think people even use rollers any more--you'll have to watch out for someone leaving a curling iron in their hair while shopping.
Believe it or not, some people still do (and I guess most of them are in New Orleans, sadly enough). I saw someone shopping with rollers in her hair in CVS just two days ago. Eww. Not only rollers, but bright red ones.
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Regarding the Kardashians, I am appalled at what passes for entertainment to some people. I don't even know why I'm talking about this.

I hope that the concept of being well-known despite having done nothing substantive to earn it will very soon be considered to be as out of date as the practice of paying CEO's exorbitant sums of money for presiding over failing companies.

I'm not holding my breath though.
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I completely get them. Waaaay more entertaining than the Kardashians
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As Khan used to say, when I read pop lit about "this is what women are like," I conclude that in spite of convincing physical evidence I am not actually a woman.

I don't get the pillow thing, either, at least not past the early teenaged years, when the frilly bed was sort of a girls' social center.

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Middle aged people, who should know better, who dress like slobs in public, in old blue jeans and a sweatshirt, and tennis shoes. You see them shuffling around shopping malls, like depressed zombies on quaaludes. Not just the awful clothing, but the slow, slow, slow pace, almost seems aggressive and antagonizing. Not just a couple here and there, lots of them, and in decent neighborhoods. Attack of the Zombie Slobs?
Actually, I rather think that we'd be better off if we (as a culture) did less competitive dressing, as long as we are clean, decent, and comfortable. And I SO look forward to being able to wear jeans and a sweatshirt rather than dressing up everyday.
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As Khan used to say, when I read pop lit about "this is what women are like," I conclude that in spite of convincing physical evidence I am not actually a woman.

I don't get the pillow thing, either, at least not past the early teenaged years, when the frilly bed was sort of a girls' social center.

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All my life, including my childhood, I have had either one very flat, cheap, spartan pillow or no pillow at all. That was how I was brought up.

Two years ago, I went to Target and bought six fluffy, poofy bed pillows and put them all on my bed. When I go to sleep I am surrounded by soft pillows everywhere, like floating on clouds. Guess I am living my life backwards.
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Regarding the Kardashians, I am appalled at what passes for entertainment to some people. I don't even know why I'm talking about this.

I hope that the concept of being well-known despite having done nothing substantive to earn it will very soon be considered to be as out of date as the practice of paying CEO's exorbitant sums of money for presiding over failing companies.

I'm not holding my breath though.
Lots of people in Hollywood that are famous for being famous.
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Aw geez, I've been spotted.
Whew, for a minute there I thought he was talking about me.

Then I realized that none of us would ever be like that!
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Actually, I rather think that we'd be better off if we (as a culture) did less competitive dressing, as long as we are clean, decent, and comfortable. ...........
Mao Ze Dong instituted such system as part of the cultural revolution. And all Chinese were happy ever after. NOT.

Just sayin'....
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Mao Ze Dong instituted such system as part of the cultural revolution. And all Chinese were happy ever after. NOT.

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Good point. Perhaps it is one thing to impose it and another to do it? I AM delighted that I can dress as I see fit (or at work, think others see it fitting).
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Has this one been mentioned:

Personalized license plates......they cost you more, and if, (even inadvertently), you ever cut another driver off, or somesuch, they're going to forget "AKT-296", but they'll remember' HUBBA" forever.
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I thought they WERE pajama pants.

Dressing in pajamas at the mall, sort of goes along with leaving rollers in one's hair and wearing slippers while shopping. So crude.
Hmmmm...when a teenager, living in a very small town, having rollers in your hair on a Saturday afternoon and WANTING to be seen in public, pretty much meant that you had a date that night.
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Ah, so now people will begin to see why, if one has to work, he/she will not like it. But left to oneself to choose what to do, it's 'nother thing all together.

It's all about freedom of choice, my friends. Freeeeedom!

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Hmmmm...when a teenager, living in a very small town, having rollers in your hair on a Saturday afternoon and WANTING to be seen in public, pretty much meant that you had a date that night.

Boy does this bring back memories !
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