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2014-04-04 10:17:45 AM
About damned time.
 
2014-04-04 10:21:44 AM
Site blocked by work antivirus software for being a danger to all mankind.
 
2014-04-04 10:22:29 AM
Nearly all the moms I see in the mornings are wearing yoga pants, and very clearly no panties.  I see nothing wrong with this.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-04 10:24:14 AM
those damn Parent/Teacher conferences are starting to look like Walmart...

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2014-04-04 10:28:15 AM

themanuf: Nearly all the moms I see in the mornings are wearing yoga pants, and very clearly no panties.  I see nothing wrong with this.


It depends on the presentation.  I, for one, do not wish to be witness to 25lbs of something flowing out of a 5lb container.
 
2014-04-04 10:35:16 AM

Gary-L: themanuf: Nearly all the moms I see in the mornings are wearing yoga pants, and very clearly no panties.  I see nothing wrong with this.

It depends on the presentation.  I, for one, do not wish to be witness to 25lbs of something flowing out of a 5lb container.


Good point; I probably should have mentioned I live in a very nice community and the school serves only those who live here.  The diversity is surprisingly good - not a white-flight community - but we certainly don't reflect your average wal-mart collective in terms of number of whales riding around on their scooty-puff jrs.

In short, my mornings more-or-less represent your average fark yoga pants thread.
 
2014-04-04 10:36:40 AM
I always attended all PTA meetings naked, it was the sensible thing to do.
 
2014-04-04 10:37:48 AM
"But we have dads showing up in sagging pants," she said during a School Board discussion this week. "It's hard for me to tell a child not to show up for school with hair curlers, pajamas or short shorts if they see parents wearing them. Parents need to lead by example."

It sounds like they already do.
 
2014-04-04 10:38:46 AM
Good. The older I get the more I appreciate that people dress for the occasion and not as if they don't care about what they're doing.
 
2014-04-04 10:45:17 AM

themanuf: Gary-L: themanuf: Nearly all the moms I see in the mornings are wearing yoga pants, and very clearly no panties.  I see nothing wrong with this.

It depends on the presentation.  I, for one, do not wish to be witness to 25lbs of something flowing out of a 5lb container.

Good point; I probably should have mentioned I live in a very nice community and the school serves only those who live here.  The diversity is surprisingly good - not a white-flight community - but we certainly don't reflect your average wal-mart collective in terms of number of whales riding around on their scooty-puff jrs.

In short, my mornings more-or-less represent your average fark yoga pants thread.


Pics please?
 
2014-04-04 10:47:01 AM
So, the guy with the grill said people should brush their teeth before leaving the house...

...


...

...huh?
 
2014-04-04 10:50:32 AM
I have no problems with this. My mother is a schoolteacher in a fairly well-to-do school where the parents are generally more well-off than other parents in the school district, and when I go to help her with anything, the parents I see are just...wow.

Mothers in tube tops who would look more appropriate in muumuus. Yoga pants on women with thighs bigger than my chest. I saw one woman in an ultra-mini skirt (had she sneezed, the secret would have been out) and stripper heels with a top that exposed everything--including her belly button piercing. And the kids? We're talking second grade girls in pants that have to be painted on in the morning, they're so body-hugging. I swear that I have seen (unwillingly, mind you) panty lines on sixth-graders. This shiat is ridiculous. (And then there were the sixth-grade girls...just kidding.)

Parents are farking stupid. There--I said it.
 
2014-04-04 10:54:24 AM

maram500: Parents are farking stupid. There--I said it.


It is like they have given up on life and their only focus is the snowflake(s) the guys in my neighborhood all say the same thing; sex life is gone and it is all about getting the kid to soccer, music class, swimming etc...wives throw on sweat pants and call it quits.
 
2014-04-04 10:55:13 AM
Oh I see. They're talking about black parents.
 
2014-04-04 10:55:20 AM
Go ahead and let the kids wear what they want, and when parents are like "how could the school allow this kind of violence?!" point out that the parents are just as bad, wait...

the parents wouldn't like being told they're hypocrite scumbags who need to learn how to take care of their kids.

Maybe we should start teaching classes on how to be a good parent.
 
2014-04-04 10:55:42 AM
I heard the test case was going to be in Harper Valley.
 
2014-04-04 11:04:29 AM
As an Orlando parent who will be attending a parent/teacher meeting on this warm, sunny afternoon wearing fancy cargo shorts and a golf polo shirt, I find this article fascinating.

/I'm sure I have some pants around here somewhere
//I guess I won't wear a hat then
 
2014-04-04 11:06:43 AM
csb

In a prior life, I had to take the Florida Bar Exam because my firm had started doing work in Florida, and Florida's Bar had no reciprocity (protectionist rules to keep snowbird lawyers from competing with locals).  So, I had to take the exam even though I was already licensed (and had taken the bar, passing each time) in three other jurisdictions.

The Florida Bar was, by far, the worst dressed bar exam I attended.  Virginia required candidates to be in a coat and tie.  At Florida, though, the candidates wore flip-flops, t-shirts, and raggedy cut-off shorts.  Many of the women were bra-less, wearing loose tank tops, sweatpants, no make-up, hair looking like a rat's nest.

I wore khakis and a button-down shirt and was, hands down, the best dressed person at the exam.

/csb
 
2014-04-04 11:14:07 AM

monoski: maram500: Parents are farking stupid. There--I said it.

It is like they have given up on life and their only focus is the snowflake(s) the guys in my neighborhood all say the same thing; sex life is gone and it is all about getting the kid to soccer, music class, swimming etc...wives throw on sweat pants and call it quits.


I think that in the neighborhood of the school I'm talking about it isn't so much about the parents' lives only being about the snowflakes (for some, that's the case, I'm sure). But for a lot of them, it's about being seen by the community. And I guess the ultra-miniskirt and the cleavage-baring top (which exposes cleavage that should have been hidden away three decades ago...) is, to some, good "being seen" clothing.

Backing up the stupidity point, though, is this: There are parents who go out of their way in the mornings to the tune of twenty minutes each way to go get their morning Starbucks. Let me repeat: Some of these idiot parents drive twenty minutes to go get Starbucks, then drive twenty minutes more to get the little shiat(s) to school. Because mommy needs not only that double triple half-caf soy caramel latte with almond-milk foam and a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate, but she needs someone to see her with the Starbucks cup in her hand while the iPhone is in the other and the wheel is betwixt her knees.

/And somehow her left foot is applying mascara...
 
2014-04-04 11:16:32 AM

Gunboat: csb

In a prior life, I had to take the Florida Bar Exam because my firm had started doing work in Florida, and Florida's Bar had no reciprocity (protectionist rules to keep snowbird lawyers from competing with locals).  So, I had to take the exam even though I was already licensed (and had taken the bar, passing each time) in three other jurisdictions.

The Florida Bar was, by far, the worst dressed bar exam I attended.  Virginia required candidates to be in a coat and tie.  At Florida, though, the candidates wore flip-flops, t-shirts, and raggedy cut-off shorts.  Many of the women were bra-less, wearing loose tank tops, sweatpants, no make-up, hair looking like a rat's nest.

I wore khakis and a button-down shirt and was, hands down, the best dressed person at the exam.

/csb


God, and here I thought I was depressed for being the sole graduate student who showed up to TA wearing a shirt with a collar on it. Holy shart.
 
2014-04-04 11:30:29 AM
It's almost as if adults are allowed to dress however they want.

/next they'll make parents go to the principal's office for holding hands in the hallway
 
2014-04-04 11:39:37 AM

maram500: Gunboat: csb

In a prior life, I had to take the Florida Bar Exam because my firm had started doing work in Florida, and Florida's Bar had no reciprocity (protectionist rules to keep snowbird lawyers from competing with locals).  So, I had to take the exam even though I was already licensed (and had taken the bar, passing each time) in three other jurisdictions.

The Florida Bar was, by far, the worst dressed bar exam I attended.  Virginia required candidates to be in a coat and tie.  At Florida, though, the candidates wore flip-flops, t-shirts, and raggedy cut-off shorts.  Many of the women were bra-less, wearing loose tank tops, sweatpants, no make-up, hair looking like a rat's nest.

I wore khakis and a button-down shirt and was, hands down, the best dressed person at the exam.

/csb

God, and here I thought I was depressed for being the sole graduate student who showed up to TA wearing a shirt with a collar on it. Holy shart.


It is ungodly hot and humid in this state. I wear business attire at my workplace because I have to. As much as I understand dignified, professional attire, I also understand the levels ALL Floridians attempt in trying not to be a sweaty mess-which is 10 months out of the year.

However, this does not apply to job interviews, no matter how nasty it is outside. Wear a tie and nicley pressed Jorts. Sunglasses and closed-toe sandals are always a nice touch.
 
2014-04-04 11:43:11 AM
^^^ FYI - "mess-which" is not a word.  I guess some letter spacing would have been nice.
 
2014-04-04 11:44:50 AM

maram500: monoski: maram500: Parents are farking stupid. There--I said it.

It is like they have given up on life and their only focus is the snowflake(s) the guys in my neighborhood all say the same thing; sex life is gone and it is all about getting the kid to soccer, music class, swimming etc...wives throw on sweat pants and call it quits.

I think that in the neighborhood of the school I'm talking about it isn't so much about the parents' lives only being about the snowflakes (for some, that's the case, I'm sure). But for a lot of them, it's about being seen by the community. And I guess the ultra-miniskirt and the cleavage-baring top (which exposes cleavage that should have been hidden away three decades ago...) is, to some, good "being seen" clothing.

Backing up the stupidity point, though, is this: There are parents who go out of their way in the mornings to the tune of twenty minutes each way to go get their morning Starbucks. Let me repeat: Some of these idiot parents drive twenty minutes to go get Starbucks, then drive twenty minutes more to get the little shiat(s) to school. Because mommy needs not only that double triple half-caf soy caramel latte with almond-milk foam and a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate, but she needs someone to see her with the Starbucks cup in her hand while the iPhone is in the other and the wheel is betwixt her knees.

/And somehow her left foot is applying mascara...


Starbucks near me has a drive-thru, it backs up into the parking lot many mornings.
 
2014-04-04 11:51:31 AM

monoski: maram500: monoski: maram500: Parents are farking stupid. There--I said it.

It is like they have given up on life and their only focus is the snowflake(s) the guys in my neighborhood all say the same thing; sex life is gone and it is all about getting the kid to soccer, music class, swimming etc...wives throw on sweat pants and call it quits.

I think that in the neighborhood of the school I'm talking about it isn't so much about the parents' lives only being about the snowflakes (for some, that's the case, I'm sure). But for a lot of them, it's about being seen by the community. And I guess the ultra-miniskirt and the cleavage-baring top (which exposes cleavage that should have been hidden away three decades ago...) is, to some, good "being seen" clothing.

Backing up the stupidity point, though, is this: There are parents who go out of their way in the mornings to the tune of twenty minutes each way to go get their morning Starbucks. Let me repeat: Some of these idiot parents drive twenty minutes to go get Starbucks, then drive twenty minutes more to get the little shiat(s) to school. Because mommy needs not only that double triple half-caf soy caramel latte with almond-milk foam and a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate, but she needs someone to see her with the Starbucks cup in her hand while the iPhone is in the other and the wheel is betwixt her knees.

/And somehow her left foot is applying mascara...

Starbucks near me has a drive-thru, it backs up into the parking lot many mornings.


I like Starbucks. But not enough to make a detour of over half an hour on my morning commute.
 
2014-04-04 11:55:31 AM

fiddle-faddle: maram500: Gunboat: csb

In a prior life, I had to take the Florida Bar Exam because my firm had started doing work in Florida, and Florida's Bar had no reciprocity (protectionist rules to keep snowbird lawyers from competing with locals).  So, I had to take the exam even though I was already licensed (and had taken the bar, passing each time) in three other jurisdictions.

The Florida Bar was, by far, the worst dressed bar exam I attended.  Virginia required candidates to be in a coat and tie.  At Florida, though, the candidates wore flip-flops, t-shirts, and raggedy cut-off shorts.  Many of the women were bra-less, wearing loose tank tops, sweatpants, no make-up, hair looking like a rat's nest.

I wore khakis and a button-down shirt and was, hands down, the best dressed person at the exam.

/csb

God, and here I thought I was depressed for being the sole graduate student who showed up to TA wearing a shirt with a collar on it. Holy shart.

It is ungodly hot and humid in this state. I wear business attire at my workplace because I have to. As much as I understand dignified, professional attire, I also understand the levels ALL Floridians attempt in trying not to be a sweaty mess-which is 10 months out of the year.

However, this does not apply to job interviews, no matter how nasty it is outside. Wear a tie and nicley pressed Jorts. Sunglasses and closed-toe sandals are always a nice touch.


Louisiana. I live in Louisiana. And yet I do not wear shorts. I'm far more comfortable in pants and a collared shirt, even if the humidity is hovering around 300% in 99°F weather.

I get comfort, but there's comfort and there's "I just slapped on some random crap because I can't otherwise be bothered." College campuses are chock-full of the latter.
 
2014-04-04 11:59:02 AM
As long as no laws are broken then I do not see any problem wearing what you like.  The school has no say over what an adult can wear when dropping off or picking up their spawn.  If it is legal to wear a bikini on a beach, then it is legal to do the same while dropping off kids.  I will say it is in poor taste, but not illegal, therefore will not go very far.  Your kids are going to see it in Walmart so your just going to have to explain to them what trashy people are.
 
2014-04-04 12:07:34 PM
I would drape myself in velvet, if it were socially acceptable.
 
2014-04-04 12:13:29 PM
Suddenly showing up to school events wearing a Doctor Who T-shirt, jeans, and Converse doesn't seem so weird.

/all the other parents dress better than I'd dress for work
//grant you I wear nice tops and jeans for work but still
///at least I got rid of the jeans with the holes in them
 
2014-04-04 12:15:44 PM

monoski: maram500: Parents are farking stupid. There--I said it.

It is like they have given up on life and their only focus is the snowflake(s) the guys in my neighborhood all say the same thing; sex life is gone and it is all about getting the kid to soccer, music class, swimming etc...wives throw on sweat pants and call it quits.


But it's all worth it.

HA!!! Suckers.
 
2014-04-04 12:18:54 PM

weclock: Maybe we should start teaching classes on how to be a good parent.


As the mother of an almost-five month old child, I must say that parenthood is a HUGE learning curve. Yeah, there are parenting books out the ass out there. Yeah, there are people giving advice (solicited or not). But nothing prepares you for actually taking care of a child until you're in the 'hot seat', so to speak. And nothing prepares you for  holding and comforting your child while a nurse is inserting an IV line into his arm or while a nurse is holding an oxygen mask to his tiny face because he can't breath on his own (he's perfectly fine now; just a bad brush with RSV).

Then again, I consider myself a parent who actually gives a damn about raising my child.

But to return to the original topic: yes, I wish people had to take a parenting course before they could reproduce. I wish more parents cared about raising a human being instead of raising a fashion accessory.
 
2014-04-04 12:26:21 PM

Gary-L: themanuf: Nearly all the moms I see in the mornings are wearing yoga pants, and very clearly no panties.  I see nothing wrong with this.

It depends on the presentation.  I, for one, do not wish to be witness to 25lbs of something flowing out of a 5lb container.


Then never leave your home.  Part of living in a free society is that you will be offended from time to time.
 
2014-04-04 12:28:29 PM

Gunboat: csb

In a prior life, I had to take the Florida Bar Exam because my firm had started doing work in Florida, and Florida's Bar had no reciprocity (protectionist rules to keep snowbird lawyers from competing with locals).  So, I had to take the exam even though I was already licensed (and had taken the bar, passing each time) in three other jurisdictions.

The Florida Bar was, by far, the worst dressed bar exam I attended.  Virginia required candidates to be in a coat and tie.  At Florida, though, the candidates wore flip-flops, t-shirts, and raggedy cut-off shorts.  Many of the women were bra-less, wearing loose tank tops, sweatpants, no make-up, hair looking like a rat's nest.

I wore khakis and a button-down shirt and was, hands down, the best dressed person at the exam.

/csb


So you got the highest score of course, right?  Unless maybe what you wear during a test doesn't affect your ability to pass said test...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-04 12:29:23 PM

aevorea: But to return to the original topic: yes, I wish people had to take a parenting course before they could reproduce. I wish more parents cared about raising a human being instead of raising a fashion accessory.


There is the fashion accessory thing, and there is peer and parent pressure thing as well.

If you try to have a thread about parenting at any other place rather than here, you always get the "I'm more important than the single person" parent and the people that believe they should have higher social standing/more perks simply because they squeezed a kid out.  Society and the way people are paid reinforces it.

OK, again, this isn't happening on this thread or usually at FARK in general, but people are obviously having kids to make themselves feel more important and/or to get kudos from their peers.  I know people often feel pressure from their parents to have kids, too.  Thank God mine don't care...
 
2014-04-04 12:30:55 PM

Rambino: It's almost as if adults are allowed to dress however they want.

/next they'll make parents go to the principal's office for holding hands in the hallway


the teachers should have a dress code as well.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-04 12:30:59 PM

stonicus: Gunboat: csb

In a prior life, I had to take the Florida Bar Exam because my firm had started doing work in Florida, and Florida's Bar had no reciprocity (protectionist rules to keep snowbird lawyers from competing with locals).  So, I had to take the exam even though I was already licensed (and had taken the bar, passing each time) in three other jurisdictions.

The Florida Bar was, by far, the worst dressed bar exam I attended.  Virginia required candidates to be in a coat and tie.  At Florida, though, the candidates wore flip-flops, t-shirts, and raggedy cut-off shorts.  Many of the women were bra-less, wearing loose tank tops, sweatpants, no make-up, hair looking like a rat's nest.

I wore khakis and a button-down shirt and was, hands down, the best dressed person at the exam.

/csb

So you got the highest score of course, right?  Unless maybe what you wear during a test doesn't affect your ability to pass said test...


Yeah.. I am confused by the whole thing.  It seems logical to let people take an academic test in a way that best suits them because it's, well, academic.  Forcing people to dress up is just another irrational impediment... IMHO.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-04 12:31:47 PM

MBrady: Rambino: It's almost as if adults are allowed to dress however they want.

/next they'll make parents go to the principal's office for holding hands in the hallway

the teachers should have a dress code as well.


damn straight...

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2014-04-04 12:39:25 PM
School boards are springboards to higher office. The antics of Florida's Katherine Harris, chad queen of the Bush 2000 election paved the way for Sarah Palin. Our Katherine rose to power from a lowly local election for board of whatever to being a world traveller on the taxpayer's back.

24ahead.com
 
2014-04-04 12:50:33 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Good. The older I get the more I appreciate that people dress for the occasion and not as if they don't care about what they're doing.


Funny thing about that is once you get a little more older you don't care again. Sweat pants and a tee shirt for just about everything now.
 
2014-04-04 12:56:36 PM
I picked the wrong day to try eating 'shrooms then trying to read FARK.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-04 12:58:36 PM

BitwiseShift: School boards are springboards to higher office. The antics of Florida's Katherine Harris, chad queen of the Bush 2000 election paved the way for Sarah Palin. Our Katherine rose to power from a lowly local election for board of whatever to being a world traveller on the taxpayer's back.

[24ahead.com image 250x349]


when you put your ear to hers you can hear the sea!
 
2014-04-04 12:59:12 PM
I'm okay with the mother's showing up in short shorts, because this is Florida, and a lot of them are taking their kids to the beach, after class.  Then again, I never knew anyone who was turned into an uncontrollable rape monster, just because they saw a little leg.

On the other hand, saggy pants on parents is about the stupidest thing you can see.  Come on guys, you are farking parents now, not kids, start dressing like adults.  I don't expect you to suit up like Barney Stetson, but at least show a little class and maturity.

That said, at the end of the day, parents are still adults, and if they want to dress like a clown, they have the right to do so as an adult.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-04 01:01:54 PM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: On the other hand, saggy pants on parents is about the stupidest thing you can see.


fixed.

It's the WORLD'S - STUPIDIST - FAD.  It goes beyond fashion, it's just dumb.  It's impractical and it rightly marks the person as a dumb follower.
 
2014-04-04 01:09:46 PM
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On her way to PTA meeting.
 
2014-04-04 01:16:06 PM

Gary-L: themanuf: Nearly all the moms I see in the mornings are wearing yoga pants, and very clearly no panties.  I see nothing wrong with this.

It depends on the presentation.  I, for one, do not wish to be witness to 25lbs of something flowing out of a 5lb container.


Be thankful it's not 350lbs of something flowing out of a 120 lbs container
 
2014-04-04 01:30:25 PM
"It's hard for me to tell a child not to show up for school with hair curlers, pajamas or short shorts if they see parents wearing themReally? Hmmmm...

Yeah, I guess I can see why. Because there's no difference between adults on their own time and children in a school. Okay!
 
2014-04-04 01:35:14 PM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: I'm okay with the mother's showing up in short shorts, because this is Florida, and a lot of them are taking their kids to the beach, after class.  Then again, I never knew anyone who was turned into an uncontrollable rape monster, just because they saw a little leg.

On the other hand, saggy pants on parents is about the stupidest thing you can see.  Come on guys, you are farking parents now, not kids, start dressing like adults.  I don't expect you to suit up like Barney Stetson Stinson, but at least show a little class and maturity.


Stop doing things different than me!!  I need people to do things my way because my I need validation and I don't know how to find self-worth from within!!  It must come from others!!!
 
2014-04-04 02:01:23 PM

stonicus: So you got the highest score of course, right? Unless maybe what you wear during a test doesn't affect your ability to pass said test


I passed; don't know what the score was.  I'm not suggesting that what I wore was causative, but it may have been correlative.  I suspect that people conscientious enough to look better than hobos are people who are also likely to study more.
 
2014-04-04 02:12:41 PM

Rambino: It's almost as if adults are allowed to dress however they want.

/next they'll make parents go to the principal's office for holding hands in the hallway


Had the founding fathers been told that, in a couple centuries, people will be wearing their pants hanging down past their asses, revealing their undergarments, and women will be wearing I'll-fitting garments of various types, they would have first biatchslapped the person saying that, and then, after some consideration, added "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness....but keep your farking pants above your waist, and do not dress like a harlot at school PTA meetings, dumbasses."
 
2014-04-04 02:27:04 PM
I shouldn't have opened this thread while eating lunch. Thank goodness there are not any more pictures.
 
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