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(Orlando Sentinel)   Schools considering instituting dress code for parents   (thesent.nl) divider line 22
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2014-04-04 10:22:29 AM
4 votes:
Nearly all the moms I see in the mornings are wearing yoga pants, and very clearly no panties.  I see nothing wrong with this.
2014-04-04 10:37:48 AM
3 votes:
"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 10:28:15 AM
3 votes:

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 11:30:29 AM
2 votes:
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 10:55:20 AM
2 votes:
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 10:50:32 AM
2 votes:
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 10:17:45 AM
2 votes:
About damned time.
2014-04-04 02:01:23 PM
1 votes:

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.
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-04 01:01:54 PM
1 votes:

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.
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-04 12:58:36 PM
1 votes:

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.

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when you put your ear to hers you can hear the sea!
2014-04-04 12:50:33 PM
1 votes:

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 12:30:55 PM
1 votes:

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.
2014-04-04 12:28:29 PM
1 votes:

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...
2014-04-04 12:26:21 PM
1 votes:

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 12:18:54 PM
1 votes:

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 12:07:34 PM
1 votes:
I would drape myself in velvet, if it were socially acceptable.
2014-04-04 11:55:31 AM
1 votes:

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 11:06:43 AM
1 votes:
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 10:54:24 AM
1 votes:

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 10:45:17 AM
1 votes:

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 10:38:46 AM
1 votes:
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 10:35:16 AM
1 votes:

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.
 
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