Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P is for Pyjamas

When I wasn't working, I bemoaned the fact that this chart pretty much illustrated my dressing process in the morning:



Source: my life. And my ninja MS Paint skills.
Disclaimer: this is a shamelessly recycled flow chart that I made months ago. Sorry.

And now that I am working every day, I think wistfully of the days when I wore draw-string pants with pictures of sleeping dogs on them until 2:00 in the afternoon, and hid in the kitchen if anyone knocked on the door.

I wish that it were acceptable for adult professionals in non-medical fields to wear scrubs to work.

Made out of flannel.

And also fuzzy socks and no shoes.

If I start a petition, will anyone sign?

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54 comments:

  1. Yes - I'll sign! I think productivity in the workplace would improve if people there could chill out a bit more. There's a lot of time lost trying to sit up straight.

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  2. As a currently unemployed person, I approve this chart.

    My cups runneth over, so for me the key factor is wearing a bra. If I am wearing a bra, then I am dressed. If I am wearing a bra AND shoes, then I am dressed and ready to go out. Not wearing a bra but still wearing pants (any kind) means that I have at least changed out of my nightgown and therefore am not a lazy bum. No pants means that I'm a lazy bum, but at least I'm comfortable and hey, I got dressed yesterday, so step off because who are you, my mom?

    And so it goes.

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    1. Ha! Laughed out loud at the "No pants means..." sentence. I won't judge your pantsless-ness.

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  3. ah...i will let you in on a secret, stephanie...just wear fitness/running/workout wear 24/7 - you get the same feel as pj's and you are socially acceptable! although it is true that you will not find dogprint workout wear (although i do remember an ad for milk where doug gilmour had cowprint/black and whie tights...so they gotta be somewhere!
    maybe you can throw your pj's back on as soon as you walk in the door?!

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    1. I would if I could get away with it! But no...workout clothes wouldn't work at my job.

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  4. Brilliant. My lovely husband came home at 6 yesterday to find me on the far left of that chart. I mumbled about putting a bra and some proper trousers on so we could go for a walk and then snuggled up on the sofa with him and watched How I Met Your Mother instead. I love this chart. I may have to print it out and put it on the fridge.

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    1. But printing it out would take SO much effort. Sigh.

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  5. Hahahah I like your flowchart. The bra one makes the difference for me, too..

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  6. As a self-employed work-from-home individual, I approve this chart.

    I'm still in my pajamas.

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  7. I'd sign, although in our area, sadly, people seem to think it's Ok to wear those pants to the grocery store or even department stores. I don't quite get it. Pajamas Rule!!

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  8. I will sign. Twice if you let me. I'm a "Pajamas all day" kind of girl.

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  9. I have been known to wear my fancy (i.e. velour) pajama pants to work...

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  10. God made comfy clothes because he loves us and wants us to be happy.

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  11. Hands down fav part of the day is coming home and taking off my bra. PJ's after work is heavenly.

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  12. I would totally sign that petition! Where do I put my Herbie Hancock?

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  13. I'll sign!
    I'm a huge fan of daytime pj's and I gladly splurge on high end fitness clothes from places like Athleta so I can go out into the world in pj's without anyone really realizing what I'm doing... muhahahahaha...

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  14. I am terribly jealous of this chart. I want this chart to be me.

    If you write that petition, I will sign it.

    Oh, and add a clause where we get milk and cookies before our naps at 2PM. And that we should all get afternoon naps.

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    1. And also that we should get to play with play-dough.

      Oh, wait. I already do that.

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  15. COnsider it signed!! I've having a major fat day. Drawstring anything would be a godsend right now.

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  16. I'd sign! Especially if it is a more open-ended dress code that also allows for the wearing of spandex booty-shorts that probably shouldn't even be worn to the gym (But are. And are then worn to the grocery store. And out to lunch. And while standing in front of living room windows that desperately need curtains.).

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    1. BAHAHAHAHAHA! That is all. I love you AND your booty shorts.

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  17. ha people at my work are only one small step away from full on PJs... ah, scientists...

    there are far too many crocs, flip flops, shorts, baggy cords and flannel shirts in this building... sigh.

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  18. I'll sigh the petition! Luckily, I don't have to really dress up every day for work, but baggy shirts down to my knees with sweat pants three sizes too big isn't really approved. =/ Maybe the petition will make a difference!

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  19. I really like pajamas...but I also like taking showers and getting dresses. Just something about being clean and shiny first thing in the morning. Is there a way to compromise on this? Maybe showering and then getting dressed in clean jammies? But also, I don't like jammies with feet, so let's just agree that feet can be optional.

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    1. I have absolutely no problem with showering and changing into fresh pjs!

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  20. I'll sign! yes!

    And I never saw this flow-chart the first time around. I regret that, because it made me laugh, a lot.

    best,
    MOV

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  21. Me! I will sign. I love pajamas.

    My routine is as follows: work clothes, exercise clothes, and then pajamas from dinner on.

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  22. We had pyjama day in school on monday, so this post made me smile! I normally wear smart dress, heels, accesories etc. etc. every day for work, so to go in in PJs was almost as exciting for me as it was for the children, especially since it meant I could go shopping to buy some! It was so lovely to wander round school in slippers all day!

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  23. I remember having special pyjama day with my mom when I was a kid. Even now, on the rare Saturday when we don't have to go out I like to indulge. I have really awesome purple plaid flannel PJ pants and a matching solid purple top. :)

    As much as I love them, I am NOT a fan of lounge wear at work. PJs, sweats, yoga pants, cut-offs... No, sorry, I think they have their place but it's not at the office.

    We're going to be moving to a country that has a higher standard of clothing appropriateness than North America and I'm obsessing! Can I still wear my pretty top that happens to be sleeveless? What if I wear chiffon blouse over a camisole? This skirts hits an inch or two above my knee, is that too risque? Should I even pack my jean shorts? I'm freaking out!!!

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    1. Where are you moving? I have a feeling that I might have known this at some point...

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    2. The Philippines. It's been tentative for a few months but only official for a couple of weeks! We're hoping to leave mid-September but that's not for sure. My blog will probably evolve over the coming months... :P

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  24. I miss working second shift when I could at least wear jeans. Now I'm first shift and there aren't even casual Fridays. Ick.

    I'd be a lot more relaxed if I could wear clothes that I actually like!

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  25. I hear ya. Recently I have been getting dressed every morning because we have a dog and she needs to use the bathroom. But before I got the dog there was a lot of pajama days (being a stay at home mom and it being winter) and when people came knocking I would tackle my kids (sometimes quite literally) and lay quietly on the floor...I'm such a good mom....

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  26. Scrubs made of flannel...sounds all kinds of awesome. I'd sign!

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  27. The Ghost Writer, who is an IT Guru says as long as he is shabby as hell he is happy to wear it, but he would prefer to keep his shoes on. They are shabby too as it happens. His dad tried cleaning his shoes with furniture polish the day he got married but it failed to have any effect.

    Shoes as he points out only become really comfortable about two days before they fall apart

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  28. How do you do this everyday and work too? Makes me smile every time. :) ;)

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    1. Honestly? I have no idea. Ha!

      (What's really suffering with this blog-every-day thing is visiting my commenters' blogs. I try to visit every single person who visits me, but I'm so far behind that it's ridiculous. I'll come see everyone eventually!)

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  29. I would totally sign. And maybe this is just indicative of where I live, but your non-dressed side of the flow chart is who I see regularly in our grocery store. In bunny slippers.

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    1. Yeah, but...I want to dress like that AND I want it be socially acceptable. In fact, I want it to be considered attractive. Is that really so much to ask?

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  30. This made me laugh, as I sit here in my sweats, no bra, no earrings- dang! I missed it- no star flannel.

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  31. I will sign numerous times with fabulous fictional names to increase the numbers! I admit that my general rule is that I have no rules for what I will wear if I am forced to go to Walmart.

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  32. Consider your petition signed by yours truly :)

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  33. I find I get a lot more done in a bathrobe as opposed to professional work clothes. Count me in!

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  34. I go to work earlier in the day as to get home earlier in the afternoon. I think my boobs would jump out of my bra if I kept them contained a moment past 4.

    Where would you like me to sign??!!

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  35. Wait. If I read the chart correctly, there is a possibility of you being topless/braless, earring-less, and wearing pants (which I interpret as a synonym for trousers) that don't have an elastic band? Interesting look! :D

    -Barb the French Bean

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    1. Absolutely! Like in the winter when I have to walk the dog, I'll just wear jeans and my winter coat on top of my PJs. It's a look. It's not a GOOD look. But it's a look.

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  36. This is so sweet! what do you say about following each other?:X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  37. I'll let you in on a secret... PJ's make people happy... happy = productivity = wealth... how do I know this?
    Look at Mr. Hugh Hefner, he'll probably go to his casket in PJ's and he's happy and rich... simple logic... *smug expression on face*
    So bring on the petition!

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  38. Umm, hell yes I'd sign a petition to allow adult professionals to go to work in flannel "scrubs" with fuzzy socks and no shoes.

    Also - I'm really glad to know I'm not alone with the running to hide when folks knock your door. My husband and I STILL do this. If we see door-to-door people going through our neighborhood, we'll hide in one of the bedrooms until they go away.

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  39. I'll sign the petition! There's nothing that makes me happier than wearing pajamas, and when I am happy, I am more productive.

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  40. I know someone who wears scrubs to work (in a non-medical field) and she pulls it off. She does not work at home either. I would wear them but it would have to be with a stethoscope around my neck!

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  41. That chart is awesome! I'd love to live up to those standards one day - as it is, I ask myself the first question, answer yes, and skip straight to lunch. :)

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  42. Loved the flow chart and I think you should claim that you were celebrating Earth Day with your recycling efforts.

    I always wonder why the front desk staff at medical offices wear scrubs. They are doing nothing that requires them. So if they can go to work in their jammies to type and rudely piss us off, why not you!?!

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