I’ve mused on this topic before on Twitter because it’s one of my favorite things in the world… People who wear their pajamas in public.
The first time I noticed this phenomenon was at the Hannaford in Portland, ME. It was early winter and a teenager was walking around wearing a zipped up puffy winter coat with fleece pajama bottoms covered with green frog faces. I did one of those double-takes you would do if you saw a raccoon water skiing.
A little while later, in the same grocery store, I saw a woman wearing a big NY Giants jacket (I wanted to throw eggs at that, but refrained) with pink flannel pajama bottoms. I started thinking maybe that particular store had a “wear your pajama bottoms, get 50% off” policy or something. But, no. Turns out it wasn’t just that store. I have seen people in their pajamas in public all over the place since then.
I am torn on how I feel about this. On one hand, I want to say, “Yo, wtf? Surely you can’t be so lazy that you can’t even swap the flannels out for a pair of sweatpants.” On the other, I want to say, “Props for not giving a rat’s ass what total strangers think of you.” One chick though, was wearing light pink polka-dotted see-through pajama bottoms. I draw the line at that. I don’t want to see your underpants, missy. Get your house in order!