@aphrabean 100% believe all of it. That hasn't stopped me from giggling inappropriately at my desk pretty much consistently since I clicked on the MSN homepage link and started down the rabbit hole of Lochte goss.
@Lenora Jane This is what @Diana was getting at below with "If you want to be the kind of dude..." only she did it way better. And now I have responded to two of my own comments in a row.
@OhShesArtsy Also I guess that earlier comment was actually aimed at @Veronica Mars is smarter than me? Whoops
@OhShesArtsy I remember the platform flip flops! Mine were pink and had hibiscus flowers. And they were even worse than regular ones because the unwieldiness of the sole meant the thong part would pop out a lot easier and break...and you couldn't hop around with one on because of the platform
WORST SHOES EVER
@special_boots Did you hear about how Ryan Lochte only has one-night stands? And his mother told the media about it? And also apparently he cried during the Notebook? And told ESPN that all women are evil? Mixed bag, I guess. UGH this is hilarious.
@Lenora Jane And by Younger Business Ladies I just mean those of us in offices? I have no idea what actual jobs the actual ladies in question have.
@meetapossum The Younger Business Ladies seem to be doing flip-flops, at least in the summer, because apparently my peer group also doesn't believe in stockings? (Which, like, whatever, I just missed that memo somehow and was genuinely surprised when summer came around and the Financial District was Bare Legs and Havianas from South Station to State.)
@leon.saintjean SHELLTOES SHELLTOES SHELLTOES
In my chunk of suburbia they became super uncool in about 9th grade and I jumped on the canvas sneaker bandwagon with the rest of the crew, but I love 'em.
@Lenora Jane Also re: judgement: really not my job to go policing it, I know. So, not like I'm going to set you on fire or be unprovokedly mean to you or whatever? But like, I can decide if I want to date you, and I don't.
@beanie In situations in between those examples, maybe? That's always when I see/kinda judge. Like, "I pulled shorts on to run to the dep and grab milk* quickly," that is athletic short time (mine are from high school basketball and thus BRIGHT ORANGE, it's the best/worst) and it's fine, obviously the gym is fine; why must one come out for a meal in your athletic shorts, especially at a place where you sit down onsite? It's that kind of thing, for me at least, where these evaluations come into play. No, it's not against the rules, and no, I can't really give you a good reason for what's wrong with it--but I do have an issue with it as a practice.
I try not to be as judgemental about it as I tend to be, because I'm sure there are Reasons sometimes (if you have body stuff I'm sure athletic shorts would be a low-impact dress choice, for example; LEGGINGS CONTROVERSY blah blah), but it's...not something I love.