I'm not sure I could wear my pajamas in public

In part because I rarely wear them as it is. I've only got a couple of pairs and they don't have enough pockets to carry all the crap I carry with me in my jeans. That and I'd just feel damned silly wearing them in public unless it was part of some event of some sort.

That said, I'm used to seeing them on others out in public by now and most folks seem to covering all the important bits. I don't think this is something that really needs to be legislated. If someone's privates are flashing you there are already statutes that cover that problem. #seb #pajamas #politics #laws

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Louisiana Lawmaker Wants To Ban Pajamas In Public
Michael Williams, Commissioner of Caddo Parish District 3, doesn’t want to have to see you in your PJ’s at the shopping mall.
Williams said after seeing a group of young men at a local Walmart wearing pajama pants that revealed one young man’s private parts, he decided to push for an ordinance that would prohibit wearing pajama pants in public.
“Pajamas are designed to be worn in the bedroom at night,” Williams said. “If you can’t (wear pajamas) at the Boardwalk or courthouse, why are you goi…

12 thoughts on “I'm not sure I could wear my pajamas in public

  1. That is just silly. While I don't agree with wearing them out in public…I think it is tacky…there shouldn't be laws and as you said if someone's privates are flashing out there should be some indecency/public nudity laws.

  2. In India, pyjamas are normal daily men’s wear. They were so much more comfortable than the old nightshirts the British used to wear, they adopted the garment as bedclothes. People wearing them in public are just doing exactly what they were originally designed for. Maybe the commissioner should ban wearing pyjamas to bed if he’s so concerned about wearing clothes in the “proper” context.

  3. People need to dress more tastefully and we should legislate their wardrobes. In fact, regular closet inspections are a must. Neat clothing in good repair, in-style, high quality and properly fitting. Certainly no "poor" or foreign-looking clothes should be allowed.And people should have better posture, so police should write tickets for slouching. For that matter, there is entirely too much swearing and also people in restaurants do not use silverware or place their napkins properly. I have even seen people drink tea without extending a pinky finger – in public! And people on the street should be required to smile when they see authority figures! It would improve morale.
    /snark

  4. I would assume a law already exists prohibiting flashing your genitals in public, so this is a waste of time.  Stuff like this is just a way for a minor politician to get a bit of publicity while not really pissing anyone off by taking a stance on an actual issue of actual importance.

  5. Artor said it, and Dof confirmed it.  But let’s face it- aren’t we all curious to see how the law defines the difference between “pyjamas” and “pants”?

  6. Hah. You think that’s silly? I’ll see your pyjama law and raise you a $25 fine for mangling “The Star-Spangled banner”.

    I think these ridiculous bills are introduced by the people who missed out on the bills with checks attached that most their colleagues got from ALEC and the US CoC, so they have to get in the News somehow…

  7. michael.williams (at) caddo.org

     

    There’s his office’s email if anyone wants to mock him.

     

    With all the problems facing Louisiana, this idiot thinks this is important.  Can you just imagine the text of such a law?

     

    Side-splitting to say the least.

    By the way. I’ve lived in LA and I promise you, truly, this is directed against blacks. Wearing PJ’s to the store is part of the cultural milieu down here in the african american community; anyone down here knows what this is about because people around here constantly complain about the black folk wearing their PJ’s and being “on food stamps”; it’s part of the european-american cultural milieu in Louisiana.

    You guys wouldn’t believe how racist it still is.  Even the upper class blacks call lower class blacks “n#$$%^s” if you catch my draft. It’s revolting.   Racist scum!

  8. John of Indiana wrote:

    Hah. You think that’s silly? I’ll see your pyjama law and raise you a $25 fine for mangling “The Star-Spangled banner”.

    I think these ridiculous bills are introduced by the people who missed out on the bills with checks attached that most their colleagues got from ALEC and the US CoC, so they have to get in the News somehow…

    You mean like in this entry I wrote about that a week or two ago? Yeah, we heard about that one too.

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