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(KATU)   "Studies show that what your child wears could affect how they perform in school." Based on the picture, this group should perform like they are in some cheezy teen sitcom   (katu.com) divider line 33
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2014-08-23 10:21:57 AM  
Most people perform best in what they are comfortable in.

I dyed my hair dark brown to try and find a job.  Guess what? I am constantly uncomfortable and unhappy with how I look. I am sure it shows.

I am in the process of getting it back to red. Maybe not my proper red, but red. Don't like it? Don't hire me. Someone will be more likely to when I am comfortable and confident than off and faking everything down to who the fark I am.

Maybe everyone should learn that lesson.
 
2014-08-23 10:23:17 AM  
Can we abolish ties already?  The president and many corporate titans frequently avoid them. Ties are antiquated, purposeless neck snakes and we need to teach this generation that it's time to move on. The only men who should be wearing ties at this point are the Chippendales and Diane Keaton.
 
2014-08-23 11:54:24 AM  
if your child is going to school in a lab coat he/she will get beat up. a lot.
 
2014-08-23 11:54:30 AM  

nickdaisy: Can we abolish ties already?  The president and many corporate titans frequently avoid them. Ties are antiquated, purposeless neck snakes and we need to teach this generation that it's time to move on. The only men who should be wearing ties at this point are the Chippendales and Diane Keaton.


We can start by abolishing them between Memorial and Labor Day. Kill 'professionalism' with 'proper.'
 
2014-08-23 11:57:17 AM  
School uniforms are the key. Nobody biatches about fashion bc everyone is wearing same drab slacks.


/or skirts.....
 
2014-08-23 11:59:11 AM  
What dressing for success looked like back in my day.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-23 11:59:39 AM  
This study brought to you American Apparel and Abercrombie and Finch.
 
2014-08-23 12:02:14 PM  

serpent_sky: Most people perform best in what they are comfortable in.

I dyed my hair dark brown to try and find a job.  Guess what? I am constantly uncomfortable and unhappy with how I look. I am sure it shows.

I am in the process of getting it back to red. Maybe not my proper red, but red. Don't like it? Don't hire me. Someone will be more likely to when I am comfortable and confident than off and faking everything down to who the fark I am.

Maybe everyone should learn that lesson.


If having X, Y, or Z colored hair sounds bothers you that much, it sounds like you have bigger problems that people who don't want to hire a Truffula tree.

You should at least be able to function with your hair in its natural state.
 
2014-08-23 12:08:39 PM  
Half of my schooling was in Alaska where you dressed to not freeze to death for much of the school year and I turned out potato
 
2014-08-23 12:10:09 PM  
This edutainment advertorial seems to have hit its Target.

I know it's probably changed since I went to school, because kids are so much more "sophisticated" and all, but the smartest kids in my classes wore pretty drab, cheap (but not crappy) clothing.  Maybe the difference was that they had parents who were involved and encouraging in their children's education, and didn't forget about it the minute they got home from clothes shopping in late August.  In fact, as a kid, I considered it a success if we decided the hand-me-downs could last another year, and all I needed were school shoes and gym shoes.
 
2014-08-23 12:10:11 PM  

nickdaisy: Can we abolish ties already?  The president and many corporate titans frequently avoid them. Ties are antiquated, purposeless neck snakes and we need to teach this generation that it's time to move on. The only men who should be wearing ties at this point are the Chippendales and Diane Keaton.


What's with the necktie hate bro?  Neckties have been optional for most professionals out here in SoCal for decades.  They really only serve two purposes, neither one of which is usually essential.  First, they can indicate membership in a group, those striped ties the Brits are so fond of often indicate which college you went to, or club you belong to, or regiment you served in.  The only other purpose is ornamental.  In an industrial society this was actually important socially.  It was a way of saying "I can afford useless doo-dads AND I don't work with my hand or around machinery, so I'm not some blue-collar pleb."

But for most of us, that second purpose has long since lost it's meaning, and outside of Britain, the whole striped tie = group membership ting really isn't very common.    So wear 'em if you like 'em.  I like 'em.  Hell, I even wear bow-ties on occasion.  If not, ditch the tie and spend the money on getting a better fitting suit or sport coat if you want to look "proper"
 
2014-08-23 12:13:04 PM  
Since I am finished with school, I am now very pro school uniforms.
 
2014-08-23 12:18:39 PM  

nickdaisy: Can we abolish ties already?


I wish they'd outlaw neckties in my hospital.  Several doctors are wearing bowties and while some guys just can't pull that look off, neckties are just begging to carry germs and many aren't designed to take cleaning very well.
 
2014-08-23 12:23:11 PM  
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2014-08-23 12:24:28 PM  
Another study from Harvard found that what your kids' friends think and say about your kids' clothes could cause stress and worries about social status that could make it harder for them to succeed at school.

Ya THINK?
 
2014-08-23 12:26:50 PM  

serpent_sky: Someone will be more likely to when I am comfortable and confident than off and faking everything down to who the fark I am.


While I would not say dyed hair and traditional professional attire is 'faking everything down to who the fark [you are]', I agree with the sentiment of comfort and confidence. People suggested I at least get a buttoned and collared shirt and tie with dress shoes for interviews, which I never did. All male teachers I have known, from elementary through high school, have worn at least the same, each and every day (other than coaches and similar). I wear free running shoes, climbing pants or one type of slacks, and an athletic shirt. I am approachable, I am controlled, and I am prepared to attend meetings and monitor lunchrooms or playgrounds and move equipment and get behind desks for connecting equipment and stand before twenty students and convince them to listen. Not only do I disdain suits on myself, but I think a suit makes one look prepared to recline in an executive chair and answer emails.
 
2014-08-23 12:28:27 PM  
media.katu.com

From left to right:

1. My Mom sewed this dress and I hope no one notices.
2. Look at that idiot's dress. Did her Mom sew it for her?
3. If I take it anal only then I am still officially a virgin, right?
4. Just grin. Keep grinning. Don't let them know your shame. They can smell fear. Keep on grinningggg.
5. Views herself as the 2015's "Marsha". Going to end up at 45 with a house of 300 cats

and


6. Ass-kicking just waiting to happen
 
2014-08-23 01:08:48 PM  

nickdaisy: Can we abolish ties already?  The president and many corporate titans frequently avoid them. Ties are antiquated, purposeless neck snakes and we need to teach this generation that it's time to move on. The only men who should be wearing ties at this point are the Chippendales and Diane Keaton.


Surprisingly, ties are a very good thing to have if first aid is needed. Silk is quite a good covering, and the fact it's made to be tight goes great on big wounds. However, It doesn't have to be a standard necktie, or a bowtie. Allow the string ties (aka the "western string ties").
 
2014-08-23 01:12:12 PM  
Can someone print this out and mail it to my family some time in the early 80s?  It would have been nice to wear something other than Toughskins and off-brand polo shirts.  I got my first job so I could be decent clothes.
 
2014-08-23 01:15:33 PM  

jtown: Can someone print this out and mail it to my family some time in the early 80s?  It would have been nice to wear something other than Toughskins and off-brand polo shirts.  I got my first job so I could be decent clothes.


I didn't know it was possible for a person to "be decent clothes."  How'd you manage that?

/ Yes, I know you meant "buy decent clothes."
 
2014-08-23 01:34:00 PM  
This is why overly-vain women should not be allowed to cruise hospital nurseries and steal babies to avoid get stretchmarks. The crime shows up in later life -- on the poor children they took.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-23 02:11:50 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: nickdaisy: Can we abolish ties already?  The president and many corporate titans frequently avoid them. Ties are antiquated, purposeless neck snakes and we need to teach this generation that it's time to move on. The only men who should be wearing ties at this point are the Chippendales and Diane Keaton.

What's with the necktie hate bro?  Neckties have been optional for most professionals out here in SoCal for decades.  They really only serve two purposes, neither one of which is usually essential.  First, they can indicate membership in a group, those striped ties the Brits are so fond of often indicate which college you went to, or club you belong to, or regiment you served in.  The only other purpose is ornamental.  In an industrial society this was actually important socially.  It was a way of saying "I can afford useless doo-dads AND I don't work with my hand or around machinery, so I'm not some blue-collar pleb."

But for most of us, that second purpose has long since lost it's meaning, and outside of Britain, the whole striped tie = group membership ting really isn't very common.    So wear 'em if you like 'em.  I like 'em.  Hell, I even wear bow-ties on occasion.  If not, ditch the tie and spend the money on getting a better fitting suit or sport coat if you want to look "proper"


"See, if I worked around machinery, I would get my head pinched off by this noose around my neck."

Interesting.
 
2014-08-23 02:22:53 PM  

Back Alley Proctologist: DrunkWithImpotence: nickdaisy: Can we abolish ties already?  The president and many corporate titans frequently avoid them. Ties are antiquated, purposeless neck snakes and we need to teach this generation that it's time to move on. The only men who should be wearing ties at this point are the Chippendales and Diane Keaton.

What's with the necktie hate bro?  Neckties have been optional for most professionals out here in SoCal for decades.  They really only serve two purposes, neither one of which is usually essential.  First, they can indicate membership in a group, those striped ties the Brits are so fond of often indicate which college you went to, or club you belong to, or regiment you served in.  The only other purpose is ornamental.  In an industrial society this was actually important socially.  It was a way of saying "I can afford useless doo-dads AND I don't work with my hand or around machinery, so I'm not some blue-collar pleb."

But for most of us, that second purpose has long since lost it's meaning, and outside of Britain, the whole striped tie = group membership ting really isn't very common.    So wear 'em if you like 'em.  I like 'em.  Hell, I even wear bow-ties on occasion.  If not, ditch the tie and spend the money on getting a better fitting suit or sport coat if you want to look "proper"

"See, if I worked around machinery, I would get my head pinched off by this noose around my neck."

Interesting.


Which, btw, is why modern cops and supervisors in a lot of mechanical-typs shops wear clip on ties.  If they get caught or yanked, they just pop off like a lizard's tail.
 
2014-08-23 02:34:05 PM  
media.oregonlive.com
 
2014-08-23 02:39:36 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Half of my schooling was in Alaska where you dressed to not freeze to death for much of the school year and I turned out potato


Wow, never even knew they grew potatoes in Alaska, thought you only had whaleblubber there or something. Or is this because of global warming? What's next? Whales and penguins in the antarctic? Polarbears becoming brown because of the heat?
 
2014-08-23 03:34:17 PM  

Lokkii: [media.oregonlive.com image 526x428]


His fashion sense looks almost normal in that one. Compare to:

cdn-www.i-am-bored.com
 
2014-08-23 03:46:04 PM  
Because children are just as pretentious and shallow as their vapid parents?

/I was HORRIBLY ridiculed in school for my clothing.
//probably because they were always a size or two too small.
 
2014-08-23 04:36:05 PM  
It's bizarre the focus people put on the "right" clothes. I like clothes and shopping for them but only because*I* like them. I wear what I want. I've been told my fashion sense is somewhere between Garanimals and not matching but I pull it off because I'm an asshole. (Paraphrase of the exact quote)

I have a friend who keeps getting on me for buying my kid sweat pants onesies and hoodies. He will be born in November in Illinois....and he shiats his pants. He doesn't need dockers and a polo on while we are sitting at home and I'm sleep deprived. Plus...I'm pretty sure he doesn't care. But you keep biatching because your kid HAD to have that Under Armor whatever and now you're poor.

Me and mine will be comfy and assholey.
 
2014-08-23 05:18:34 PM  
Those kids will get a beat-down on Day 1.
 
2014-08-23 05:22:50 PM  

cyberspacedout: Lokkii: [media.oregonlive.com image 526x428]

His fashion sense looks almost normal in that one. Compare to:

[cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 300x276]


Sweet Jesus, won't somebody help that boy change his diaper?
 
2014-08-23 06:06:22 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: cyberspacedout: Lokkii: [media.oregonlive.com image 526x428]

His fashion sense looks almost normal in that one. Compare to:

[cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 300x276]

Sweet Jesus, won't somebody help that boy change his diaper?


it looks loaded down
 
2014-08-23 10:35:31 PM  

deniable_increlidibity: Smeggy Smurf: Half of my schooling was in Alaska where you dressed to not freeze to death for much of the school year and I turned out potato

Wow, never even knew they grew potatoes in Alaska, thought you only had whaleblubber there or something. Or is this because of global warming? What's next? Whales and penguins in the antarctic? Polarbears becoming brown because of the heat?


anewbreedofdragon.com
 
2014-08-23 11:28:02 PM  
img.photobucket.comOn the right. First day of school 1969.
 
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