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    What are they thinking?

    Went to my stepsons graduation yesterday. There was a guy on bib overalls, a guy in old sweat pants and a guy in very dirty jeans with one knee ripped open. What makes this ok?

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    What else would you expect guys from the MyLesPaul forum to be wearing? Not everybody is a classy dresser like we are around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gush View Post
    Went to my stepsons graduation yesterday. There was a guy on bib overalls, a guy in old sweat pants and a guy in very dirty jeans with one knee ripped open. What makes this ok?
    None of us really know what the next person is dealing with. Maybe this was the best that they could afford. Maybe they flew in and their luggage was lost. Maybe they had to work and only got off just in time to make it to the event. Maybe they'd had an emergency come up and hadn't had time to go change before the ceremonies.

    With all due respect, whether or not you or anyone else thought the manner of dress of another attendee was 'ok' is largely irrelevant (except to you of course). The day and the occasion was supposed to be about The Graduation ie:the achievements of the students, correct?

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    Look...with all due respect...respect in general has gone in the toilet.



    I had first hand experience with people who should have known better all weekend...and their wallets weren't hurting....nor did they lose their luggage.


    ....oh and where I was...there was a dining room dress code...maybe some may see this as outdated...but it was the policy of the facility.

    Lloyd...don't take this the wrong way...I was around a bunch of overprivileged know it alls who treated everyone around them like crap...and I had my fill of it.
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    I was around a bunch of overprivileged know it alls who treated everyone around them like crap...and I had my fill of it.
    I know what you mean. I've spent far too much time with folks like that.

    What is it with people?
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    Les...it's pretty much why I responded to your thread in the same manner...I just think people should treat their fellow persons with a bit more respect, kindness, and decency.


    apparently that's a lot to ask these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    Look...with all due respect...respect in general has gone in the toilet.



    I had first hand experience with people who should have known better all weekend...and their wallets weren't hurting....nor did they lose their luggage.


    ....oh and where I was...there was a dining room dress code...maybe some may see this as outdated...but it was the policy of the facility.

    Lloyd...don't take this the wrong way...I was around a bunch of overprivileged know it alls who treated everyone around them like crap...and I had my fill of it.
    No sweat here. I see a LOT less in the way of general respect and good manners in most areas these days. People in stores, in drive thru windows, in doctors offices... If you ask those who deal with the public as part of their work, they have similar stories to tell. It's slowly getting worse.

    Whenever subjects like this one come up, I usually end up feeling old. Talking about 'the good old days', 'I remember when etc., etc.'... But there's a truth to it. Poor/boorish behaviour in too many people is an unfortunate sign of the times, and it makes me appreciate it even more when I encounter someone who is kind and polite.

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    Lloyd we are on the same page...I completely understood where you were coming from in your initial response...I am just saddened by how crappy some people are...and as I said I've just had enough.

    Oh well....I can really only be responsible with keeping my own side of the street clean...it's just frustrating....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    Les...it's pretty much why I responded to your thread in the same manner...I just think people should treat their fellow persons with a bit more respect, kindness, and decency.


    apparently that's a lot to ask these days.
    I don't think you should have to ask.
    ...but I agree that all are in short supply
    ...and the people you had to ask probably wouldn't know what you meant.

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    I'm surrounded by college age students daily (I'm a Prof.) and I mostly think the 'problem' you witnessed is pretty common with that age group. The good news is that they seem to grow out of it, eventually. I spend most of my time teaching them how to act like an adult and take responsibility for their own lives. Would be nice if their parents played their part as well. It's certainly not all of them but enough to make you notice.
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    Dirty jeans with holes in them don't bug me but I draw a line with the @#$%^ smurf hat.

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    I want to be clear on this. If sweat pants are you can afford thats fine. When you choose a 300.00 tatoo over a nice outfit thats not so fine. I am not a snob i would like to see a little respect.

    I would rather buy xmas gifts for a family in need than for my own family. Kindness and respect are in short supply in this country.

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    He he he he....

    Unless you're Papa Smurf...

    and I got jeans with holes with them too...it's not the jeans with holes that bug me but rather when there's an @$$(-)0/3 in the jeans...this also goes for shorts, suits, tuxes, dresses, skirts, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Dirty jeans with holes in them don't bug me but I draw a line with the @#$%^ smurf hat.
    Yeah, we all know only complete tossers wear those, right...?


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    Hans, you're going to love this little bit of history about smurf hats.

    Turns out, "The Phrygian cap is a soft conical cap with the top pulled forward, associated in antiquity with the inhabitants of Phrygia, a region of central Anatolia. In the western provinces of the Roman Empire it came to signify freedom and the pursuit of liberty, perhaps through a confusion with the pileus, the felt cap of manumitted (emancipated) slaves of ancient Rome. Accordingly, the Phrygian cap is sometimes called a liberty cap; in artistic representations it signifies freedom and the pursuit of liberty." Wikipedia

    It goes back a long time as such a symbol, here's an ancient Roman piece:



    An interesting item is that it was an American Revolutionary icon, and is a symbol of the United States Senate, incoporated into its Great Seal:


    It was also a symbol of democracy in the French Revolution.

    Liberty, Freedom, Democracy...not so bad.
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    I often wear my smurf hat while rockin' out in the phrygian mode.



    I went looking for a pair of sweatpants a few years ago, specifically Chicago Bears sweatpants... I was gonna be a jerk about it and wear them in a satirical fashion like the true snob I am, but I couldn't find any! Closest I came were "Zubas".. perhaps it's just a new underground fashion trend that we are not yet aware of.

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    Ok... I was wrong. What I'm talking about is not a smurf hat. The smurf hat pitches forward. The one in the photo I attached bags off the rear of the head and is all deflated - like the reservoir tip of a condom. As such, I shall refer to the offending garment, hence forth, as the Jimmy Hat.

    if the Phrygian cap (with top firm and pitched forward) is a symbol for liberty and freedom, the Jimmy Hat (reservoir tip falling limp on the back of the head) is a symbol for willful assimilation and (if worn in the summer) poor circulation.
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    I hear you. What the world needs is a little more respect for our fellow humans, not that clothes are neccessarily a measure of respect or disrespect, but dressing appropriately is a sign of respect. I believe in being comfortable, but if the only thing you're comfortable in is torn jeans and a T-shirt, you'd better be working in your yard! I see it with stagewear all the time--big-name acts on the Grand Ole Opry routinely come onstage looking like they just crawled out from under the bus. Have a little respect for the gig--that's the mother church of country music!
    When I started playing in the early '60's, bands wore matching suits. These days you don't have to match, but try to at least dress better than the audience!

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    Well, then! History is stranger than fiction (or maybe all fiction is really just history...).

    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Hans, you're going to love this little bit of history about smurf hats.

    It goes back a long time as such a symbol, here's an ancient Roman piece:




    It was also a symbol of democracy in the French Revolution.
    Good to know the smurf hat has a noble history. Still, I think it's goofy-lookin' in antiquity, goofy-lookin' now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I often wear my smurf hat while rockin' out in the phrygian mode.
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