Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dressing On The Side

I’ve taken to not getting dressed during the day. It’s not because I'm depressed. I haven’t forgotten to do my laundry. The truth is, all I really own are office clothes or slutty going out clothes. But it feels overzealous to don a blouse and a pencil skirt to walk three feet from my bed to my armchair, and as a general rule, I don’t wear a camisole without the expectation of getting laid. So usually I just wear whatever I happened to fall asleep in. If I’m feeling ambitious or leaving my building, I’ll put on pants.

I needed to run an errand the other day so I pulled on jeans and threw on a coat, but then it was hotter than I expected so I took off my jacket and had to carry it (don’t you hate that?). I couldn’t figure out why I was getting all these looks from people. “Oh god, is it that bad?” I thought, reaching up to touch my face. “Have I been indoors for so long that I’ve become one of those kids from The Others whose skin explodes in the sunlight? Have I developed some weird affectation from being home alone with two parakeets all day?"

Then I looked down and realized I was wearing my special nightshirt that says I SLEEP AROUND in big letters across the chest. No wonder Emilio from the deli was friendlier than usual.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I've never seen a girl outside wear a shirt like that unfortunately.

Miss Grace said...

I accidentally wore my shirt that says "I fuck like a girl" to pick up my son. From preschool. I couldn't figure out why everyone was being so strange and standoffish. I haven't really made a graceful recovery from that.

Noelle Hancock said...

Awww, thanks! I checked out the activity pit once, saw a totally hideous picture of myself and am scared to return.

Oh Miss Grace, that is awesome. Please tell me where I can get this "I fuck like a girl" shirt.

Miss Grace said...

I got it from Mighty Girl. It's a totally awesome shirt, but maybe not so much for a preschool environment.

BCA said...

that's almost as good as a shirt i saw a guy wearing recently that said, "i'm the guy who taught your girlfriend that thing you like."

just classic.

Anonymous said...

do you think our parents dressed/acted like this and we were just too young and naive to notice, or are we a depraved generation?