I just want to share a post that caught my attention on Facebook last night. I am not putting this out there to berate anyone, just to bring attention to maybe thinking before you make a judgement call. I won't mention names either because the names are pointless.
One person on Facebook posted "When did it become acceptable for people to wear pajamas in public?". The responses were incredibly closed-minded and really just nothing short of rude. Below is an excerpt.
"Did you go to Walmart today too?"
"It is so wrong!!"
"See it all the time, not a fan!!"
Of course I joking stated "ummmm.....last night when I went to QT??? Hey, it was very late and I was tired! Don't hate! LOL"
Those are typical responses but the following response really got me.
"Isn't it disgusting??? People take no pride in themselves anymore."
Disgusting? Is it hurting you? Is someone stepping out in their flannel jammie pants actually causing YOU some type of physical harm? The last time I checked, it only embarrassed me that I didn't have the energy to get dressed up to go to the store, gas station, convenience store, etc. I had to comment because this is what is wrong with the world today, so many people judge without ever really knowing the person or their story. Unless you have walked in that person's shoes, how are you to know what they are experiencing? My response to that comment follows.
"are you guys serious? You may need to take a step back and consider that there may be a situation behind why that person is in their jammies before calling them "disgusting". A new mom that needs a pack of diapers last minute because she ran out.....in my case, a disabled person that just didn't have the strength to put back on her jeans so she left on her comfy jammie pants. It does not mean necessarily that the person lacks pride, it may just mean that the person lacks strength. Every person has a story and instead of judging, learn sympathy and maybe even empathy."
The person that had the "disgusting" comment came back with the following....
"I do understand about the people who ghave to go out in an emergency....but I think we were talking about the people trying to make a 'fashion statement'."
I must have missed that piece of the conversation (not) but nice way to clarify your feelings and backtrack your response. My thoughts are that if we spend a little less time judging others and pretending that we know the reasons they do what they do and maybe for once, help someone in need, we might become a less arrogant society that plots people against their fellow man. Just making a general judgement call makes you look ignorant and the person in the jammie pants.....well, the are comfy if nothing else. I for one would rather be the latter and be comfy! :) Oh and also, I make jammie pants for anyone that would like to make a fashion statement so contact me if you would like a pair for your next shopping trip. :)
Until next time,
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