Monday, December 4, 2017

MONDAY MANNERS

Here are again ..on Monday. Over the weekend, I was out shopping, and was yet again appalled at how casual and sloppy people are out in public. Pj's, slippers, holy clothes, sweats.....why when I got home I needed my smelling salts. They had me quite jumpy, the disgusting, frightening little rodents. We have gotten so relaxed. It's like were afraid to even look nice and presentable anymore. A handful of times, I wanted to do my best Karen Walker impersonation of " Huh, honey... *twirling fingers about* what's going on here, what's this called, what's this about?"  And don't get my started on manners eithers. Now if you know me, I never leave the house till I'm put together. What happens if I run into a hot man???  And the only times I don't mind sweats, if it's at a gym and the guy is commando!!!! No, The Mistress has somehow got to get this fashion band wagon moving again. Some days, I can so sympathize with Glen Close's character, Claire Wellington from Stepford Wives. " A world of romance and beauty,of tuxedos and chiffons, a prefect world. I'm in love with a waltz and town ...with manners, taste and etiquette."

Of course some Mondays, when  you can't get moving you may have to break off the manners.....

33 comments:

  1. Yes, the dress code has gotten very relaxed during the past decade or so. But without it, I'd never have my PeopleOfWalMart.com desk calendar for the coming new year.

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  2. I washed my face an 'ands before I come I did... Or maybe it was after.

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  3. Yes, we have quite lost our way, haven't we? Not going out n public looking like a slob - but most of all treating one another with respect and kindness. Heck, I even smile at strangers. Some will return a scowl, as if I'm some kind of nutcase - most will return the smile. It just makes people feel good! And, it's called "Manners."
    Hugs for a Monday morning. Hugs for all those I missed delivering over the past 2 weeks!

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  4. I only have a problem with the dressing thing when I'm at a restaurant, wearing a nice little satiny dress, so low cut that my hubby can see the jahoobies trying to hide under my arms (no cleavage until I lay on my side). I fit the dΓ©cor of the place (no it is not a brothel) and most everyone else is wearing shorts and flip flops. Out on the street, as long as a person is clean, I don't really care.

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  5. Well, there is dressing for your situation. Having been run into by a pre-schooler who had a very wet painting in his hands, paint side out... :-)

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  6. yes, the mistress ALWAYS looks/acts well-mannered. :-)

    as for the rest of muriKKKa, not so much. :-(

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  7. Alas, I yearn for an era that no longer exists - and I was born 100 years too late. The world seems to have become a cesspool of vulgarity and tastelessness.
    I feel a rant coming on - but I'll try to suppress it....

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    1. I was totally born in the wrong time.....and mourn it daily.

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  8. I live by Arlene Dahl's Guide to Chic, my dear. I do not possess a single item of "leisure-wear". Jx

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  9. I saw an updated production of "My Fair Lady" a couple of years ago where they changed "bloomin'" to "fuckin'" to up the shock value to today's currency. It was quite effective!

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  10. I can't with people and their wardrobes.
    You don't have to be dressed to the nines in the latest fashions, but howsabout some clean clothes, eh?
    Howsabout no bedroom attire? No camouflage? No fucking Uggs?

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    1. no ball caps? no flip flops? and pull up those pants, guys...NO ONE wants to see your panties!

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    2. @ Anne marie- I see that much crack, and I think I'm in a bad neighborhood.

      @ bob- don't get me started on uggs, crocs, or off season wear.

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    3. I love you all the more for this post.

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    4. Someone get Mj here smelling salts!!!!

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  11. Please, your one of the best dressed guys I know. And if you didn't, would we care....most just look at your bulge anyway.

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    1. That's why he gets ready to go out....to tempt men with that bulge!!!

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  12. And I have seen you first hand go KAREN Walker on people. It's a trip, I'm here to tell you all.

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  13. You should work retail the way I work retail, dealing with fat, unshowered guys who think going camo in sweat pants is perfectly fine.... it isn't.

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    1. Oh that sounds great! Where do I sign up?!?!?!?

      You poor thing.

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  14. Your excellent photos, your humor, determined postivism, courtesy and mainly, love of squirrels and birds impel me to join your followers list. My admiration and respect --Geo.

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    1. Thank you Geo for such kind words. Another bird and squirrel lover? Welcome aboard to this nutty place and feel free to return any time.

      πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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  15. I was recently in a public building when in walked a man wearing pyjamas and slippers.

    And no, the public building was NOT a hospital so there was no excuse for this.

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    1. You best find a croc and beat him with it...right a way.

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  16. Love the post. I agree too. there is a time and place to dress casual....but society is getting way to casual now. When I was little, I had to dress in a suit to go to church. Now my mother tells me they wear jeans and such.

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  17. Mistress, I am 71 and I still wear high heels to go shopping in. And opening night at the opera, a go full on to the nines. But for opening night you have to. But it is rather sad to see how we are getting so lax with things. Your pictures are beautiful. Love the punch line at the end.

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  18. Hope your Monday was a good one. So....if I show up in just briefs and flip flops, that would be ok? No? I know how particular you are.

    Love the gifs.

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  19. Dress to make the best of what you have to work with.

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  20. You don’t want to go grocery shopping with me. I’d probably have to call the paramedics.

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  21. When I go out I too get ready to a point...it's a gay thing. But of I have to run to get groceries or gas, you'd be lucky if I put on underwear,I let it all hang out.

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