Have A Little Dignity

My mother and I were in a restaurant having lunch, minding our own business when “Barbie” walked in. Of course, I’m being facetious because this young woman (and I use that term loosely) looked like a complete tramp. Seriously. I would have taken a photo, but I couldn’t stop laughing/crying long enough to do so. Plus, (and I know this might be shocking for some) I have more class that that, unlike the subject of this post.

I can only attempt to describe the spectacle thusly:

  • 5’10”
  • Blonde (dyed) long hair, bunched up by a clip and a pink flower in her hair. It hadn’t even been combed, just piled on top of her head half way to a beehive
  • Florescent, pink lace see-through, fitted tank top
  • White shorts that looked like they belonged on a 6 year old made out of a terry towel material
  • Now underwear (yes, we could tell)
  • trashed looking heals that did not come close to matching the outfit.
  • inch long nails that matched her top

My point is: this is not attractive. models may wear this stuff for a photo shoot, but then they get changed when they are done into normal clothes. And I wasn’t the only one who thought this! At the next table were a group of boys, about 14-16 years of age who you would think would be ogling at such a sight. But no… they laughed… all of them… even more than me! I almost lost my appetite it was so appalling!

Understand, I don’t expect everyone to have amazing fashion sense. This is not an issue of mismatched colours. This is a lesson on what not to wear.  I’ve got a friend that I call upon as a fashion consultant because I can’t pick colours properly. But I have dignity and so should you. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. That doesn’t mean you walk into a restaurant in a bikini unless there is sand under your feet and you’re at the beach.

One of the patrons walked by with his daughter who was wearing a princess dress. Not a regular outfit with princesses on it for young girls… a costume. He looked at this girl in the same disbelief as the rest of us. But you are part of the problem, sir. Teach your children, both boys AND girls to have a little dignity and dress appropriately. If that means wearing jeans, great! Just pull them up so I don’t have to stare at your ass through your underwear that I don’t want to see either. As my friend Michael Nus says, Stay classy.

P.S. I’ve also bet my mother that the Mercedes Benz in the parking lot with the dice hanging off the mirror, tinted windows and nice rims with a huge crack in the windshield was hers too. Let me know if you can confirm this and I’ll buy you a beer.

//rant

Have some pride in your appearance and yourself and don’t dress like a slut in public.

My Week Ahead – Part 1

Let me tell you kids, it’s gonna be a doozy!

There are so many cool things going on this week, that I thought I should share some of it in case you want to come along for the ride.  It’s just the type of girl I am! There’s so much, I have to break it up into a couple of posts. Here’s the first dose.

Saturday, April 16

9:30 pm – Stupid o’clock in the morning: The Retro Road Show

Remember those video dance parties that you had in junior high/high school from Much Music and the like? Well, you can still enjoy them! DJ Thomas Hall (@djthomashall) spins the tunes like he does every Friday at 5 pm on Boom 97.3. For those of you that used to go to the Joker back in the day, yes, this is the SAME DJ Thomas! Make sure you follow him on Twitter, as well as my girl Gwen who looks after the Twitter and Facebook promotions for the events (@retroroadshow). It’s held at the Dovercourt House, north of Dovercourt and Bloor Street West. It only comes around once a month and in honour of Gwen’s birthday, the theme is Hair Bands. There will be much headbanging! Check out more on the events, including cover here. I don’t miss any if I possibly can.

Monday, April 18

7pm – 10 pm: Tweetgasm

I went to one of these last month when I was invited by Rannie (@photojunkie). It’s an opportunity for a bunch of people with similar interests to get together and have a few drinks, a good conversation in person and listen to some great music. Come down to the Gladstone on a usually boring Monday and end the day off right! Details here.

That should at least keep you going until early next week. In my next post, I’ll talk about Books, Code, Fashion and maybe an Easter Bunny. Stay tuned!