Saturday, 2 August 2014

Walking the Dog


Just when you think that you’ve seen it all, along comes something that makes you sit up and say, “Hmm.”

Now I’m not really a nosey neighbor; I like to think that I mind my own business. However, this particular morning all that changed, at least for a few moments. I was sitting in my favourite chair at about 6:00 am, like I do almost every morning, enjoying a nice cup of coffee before I trying to motivate myself to start my day, when I happened to look up long enough to notice a woman across the street walking her dog. Ordinarily that wouldn’t be so strange. Lots of people do that. What struck me odd was that she was wearing a housecoat and a scarf over her hair while doing so.

Interesting how the first thing I thought of was, if it were not for the dog, perhaps she’s off to Wal-Mart to do some shopping. But seriously, letting the dog out into your backyard while wearing a housecoat is one thing; walking down the street while wearing the housecoat is quite another.

Then again, some people think it's quite acceptable to walk out in public wearing pyjama pants too. It’s a strange new world, and by that, I don’t mean that it’s necessarily a better one!

Maybe I'm just too old fashioned, but what is next; a sexy negligee while cutting the front lawn? The only more extreme place you could go from there is full-blown public nudity. Now there’s an image that is probably enough to scare most of us!

I’m not trying to be a prude; honest I’m not. But really, what was she thinking? Common lady. Put some clothes on, real outdoor clothes, before walking your dog. Bedroom attire doesn’t count. Save the housecoat for “in the house.” You just about made me spill my coffee on my favourite chair! That would not have been cool!

That’s the way I see it anyway. Peace.

Photo Credit: Cheryl Grayum, Flickr Creative Commons

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