You thought I was going to say "Brain Dump" didn't you? Sadly, there's too little there to risk a dump. If I tried, I'd probably be left as empty as the gas tank in my van. It's been that kind of week. *sigh* So instead, you get a rant.
It's about modesty. And - shock and awe - it's not about women! It's men! And boys!
And I need your help. I'm reaching out to my bloggy friends - especially the few male readers I have - for advice. Here's the situation:
Kerry hired a guy to do some work for him. He'll probably be around for a couple of weeks. He seems like a nice guy. Young. Friendly. Hipster. I walked out to the office to use the copier, and guess what I saw? Sagging pants, and gray and black striped briefs. Way more information than I ever wanted.
Really? What gives? I know, I know, I've never been one to keep on top of the fashion trends, but who started this? And why??? Do guys think females find this attractive?
News flash: NO. We don't. I don't know about other women, but when I see six inches of your underwear, I think two things:
1. Your I.Q. just dropped 20 points you really couldn't afford to lose. And,
2. Trashy, and on purpose.
And don't tell me you're just skinny and pants won't stay up on you. My 94-pound grandpa was SKINNY, and I never saw his underwear. Get a belt. Get some suspenders. Or - hey! - I've got a staple gun and I can fix that for you!
Underwear is supposed to be just that UNDER-wear. Same rule, whether you're a guy or a gal.
*Whew* Okay, I guess it was a little rant ;D
So here's my dilemma - I'm usually a pretty straight shooter, but this isn't comfortable territory for me. I just met the guy yesterday, and we'd like to all get along, so he can help Kerry with this job. .
So what do I say?
Obviously not, Option 1, which is my rant, above.
There are conversations I never wanted to have, and this one of them. I never wanted to talk with you about your underwear. But more than I don't want to talk about your underwear, I don't want to SEE your underwear. And it's not because I'm a prude. I live with four males and I've seen my share of men's underwear. It doesn't shock me.
But what DOES shock me is that any reasonably intelligent human gets up in the morning and thinks showing off his underwear in public is a good decision.
We are trying to raise our three young men with dignity and honor. You can do so much better. And at least around here, that's the standard.
(Probably way too wordy.)
We're pretty casual around here. Not much of a dress code. Except this:
My family and I don't see your underwear. Ever.
Option 4? 5? 6?
Help a sister out, here.