Reading the flight-experience thread got me thinking about how so many people wear what I consider "lounging around the house" or "I have the flu" clothes as normal, everyday attire nowadays.
I could ramble on for days about how so many people wear sweatpants in public all the time now. I just ran into someone this weekend at a kind of yuppy-ish grocery market I sometimes go to for odds and ends. She was wearing sweatpants with holes in them, a mismatched sweatshirt, a sweatshirt material coat, and a stocking cap. She was embarrassed by her appearance, evidenced by the way she kept rattling on about how she looks. It was pretty funny to me because I had literally just finished having a conversation with MW about how everyone wears "lounge" clothes all the time now.
Another example, definitely more extreme, though I didn't know the person, occurred just a few weeks ago when MW and I went to court so I could gain custody of our son. The person exiting the courtroom before we entered was wearing sweatpants and a stained t-shirt.... to court. Seriously.
Don't people own or wear normal clothes anymore? It seems like sweatpants are the new jeans.
Edit: I know I sound a bit snobbish, but I'm a touch old fashioned when it comes to certain things... like wearing clothes in public.