Monday, February 22, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

I questioned today why our society adopts certain standards. Mainly, I questioned why our society doesn't see pajamas as professional attire. I mean, sure, they're not so "static" and "plain" but that's the fun of them! I think I'd actually get MORE work done if I could wear my comfy jammies. I mean, at my current job, I can wear sweats, which are nice. But my sweats are not fuzzy and colorful like my jammies.

I think it would be so great to see a lawyer show up to the courtroom in jammies. I mean, if it's a guy, I'm hoping he'll at least wear boxers—anything else might just be nasty . . . let's get real: guy thigh=ick. I think if I searched out my heart of hearts, I wouldn't pass judgement on my doctor if she was wearing jammies while taking my bloodwork—heck, it might make me LESS afraid of needles!

Wait! Doctors! That's it!! I could be a doctor and wear scrubs—they're the best things next to p.j.'s!! The only thing is that I'm afraid of needles, and I don't want to go to school to be a doctor, and I'm pretty sure the only relief I'd bring to the clinic would be comedic relief. Think: Patch Adams . . . without the medical knowledge, or college experience, or cabin in the woods. On second thought—strike that. Instead, envision this:

Dear Corporate America:

I like you—really, I do. But lately we've been seeing life from two different perspectives. It's not anything that is seemingly detrimental to our relationship, but in any good relationship, there is give and take. I love that you let me do what I love while still being able to bring home the bacon. There's just one thing we don't agree on and that's professional attire. I know that you're partial to the whole starched dress shirt and creased khakis or slacks, but let's get real. No one REALLY enjoys wearing those things. They're expensive. They're uncomfortable. They are extremely high maintenance.

You know what sells cars? You know what will make people WANT to buy your thousand dollar product?

A smile . . . and THESE!

Now I know what you're thinking, a little over the top. But you know what people are lacking? Smiles . . . and pajamas. Look, I'll give you a couple of days to think about it, but I'm hoping you'll see my side of things, even for just a moment. I really am thankful that you make yourself available to me and you have helped me become a better person and taught me some astonishing things about the things I love to do. I simply implore you to consider letting loose. Doctors shouldn't be the only ones having fun rockin' the casual wear. I'm only looking out for others. Let love in. Start with Corporate America jammies.

Lover of pajamas and coffee

Who's with me?!?


Anonymous said...

I am with you, girl. That is what I like about not having a "real job" to go to..I can write and sit at my computer all day in my jammies...and think of it this way, if you want to go talk to your pastor ir your therapist about something serious, wouldn't it be so much more relaxing and you went in his/her office and they were sitting there in jammies and a with cup of coffee...I like it...who makes these rules anyway?
You just made my day!
You are so funny, did you ever think of being a stand-up comedien?
Aunt Lois

amo (amanda) said...

hahahaha thank you! it's crossed my mind a few times ;)