I just dont understand some people

  1. Lately while working ER. Working triage. There has been such an increase in people coming to the ER dressed in Pajamas, PJs. I just cant believe that some people have such poor attitudes about themselves that they would go out this way and be seen. Ive seen people at supermarkets and even Macys this way. What is wrong with these people. How dare they go out in public wearing pajamas. Why aren't the police arresting these people. Its indecent, it offends my sensibilities.
    Now I can see wearing PJs if you are ever invited to one of Hugh Hefners parties at the Playboy Mansion. But anywhere else, not a chance. Not in public. Where is everyones self esteem. Going out wearing natty old flannel PJs. At least if you are going to do it, wear nice neat fashionable Silk ones.
    This is both guys and girls doing this in public. Wearing Pajamas. Both sexes and all races and ages. I just dont understand it. Where is the pride one should take in their appearance. And often they arent even clean pajamas. And you see them at super markets and all. what is wrong.

    When I fell out of the tree, and had a compound fract of my right tib/fib, I hopped on one foot into the house got cleaaned up, made sure I had clean underwear, and put a bandage on my bleeding leg. Then I had a friend take me to the ER.
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  3. by   WyoRN3
    Granted, If I had a severe fracture, I may not run into the house and clean up first (I would hope I wouldn't be to scroungy from my morning shower) but I have to agree with you about how commonplace it is to see people in the flannel PJ's. And were not talking about just teenagers. I see more forty-somethings wearing these than teens and I agree that it doesnt say much for peoples self esteem.
  4. by   flowerchildnc
    I have to agree with you. I worked at a community college for 10 years and there were many students that came for classes in their pjs. Some of them wore fuzzy slippers along with fleece pants and it didn't look like they brushed their hair either! I still shake my head with wonder when I see them...LOL
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    At least they are wearing clothing. Nowawdays it seems that clothing that actually covers something is optional.
  6. by   sunny59
    I am not doubting that people wear pj's in public - had a fellow student do that with fuzzy slippers, until the Dean had a talk with her.

    But, just for the record, there are flannel pants and fleece tops that could be mistaken for pj's also. I wear them in the fall/winter/early spring, they are beyond comfortable. Any chance that is what you could be seeing sometimes?
  7. by   cmo421
    Quote from teeituptom
    Lately while working ER. Working triage. There has been such an increase in people coming to the ER dressed in Pajamas, PJs. I just cant believe that some people have such poor attitudes about themselves that they would go out this way and be seen. Ive seen people at supermarkets and even Macys this way. What is wrong with these people. How dare they go out in public wearing pajamas. Why aren't the police arresting these people. Its indecent, it offends my sensibilities.
    Now I can see wearing PJs if you are ever invited to one of Hugh Hefners parties at the Playboy Mansion. But anywhere else, not a chance. Not in public. Where is everyones self esteem. Going out wearing natty old flannel PJs. At least if you are going to do it, wear nice neat fashionable Silk ones.
    This is both guys and girls doing this in public. Wearing Pajamas. Both sexes and all races and ages. I just dont understand it. Where is the pride one should take in their appearance. And often they arent even clean pajamas. And you see them at super markets and all. what is wrong.

    When I fell out of the tree, and had a compound fract of my right tib/fib, I hopped on one foot into the house got cleaaned up, made sure I had clean underwear, and put a bandage on my bleeding leg. Then I had a friend take me to the ER.


    jazz dresses,poodle skirts,rolled up t shirts,mini skirts,,,,the list goes on and on,,,,,who cares? Are they clean,respectable,nice? Each generation,each decade,each day damn a new fad,,,it is what it is. Lets focus on the inside and the fact that their butt is covered and no plumber shot in view. As far as fashionable silk ones,,,whose fashion would that be, urs maybe? to each his own!
  8. by   ohmeowzer RN
    i had to go to the grocery store after work .. i get off at 1930 . and i saw a group of teenagers in smiths walking around in their jammies.... did they wear them all day? i couldn't believe it. i have seen visitors at the hospital visitn w/ their jammies on.... it looks silly....
  9. by   teeituptom
    Quote from cmo421
    jazz dresses,poodle skirts,rolled up t shirts,mini skirts,,,,the list goes on and on,,,,,who cares? Are they clean,respectable,nice? Each generation,each decade,each day damn a new fad,,,it is what it is. Lets focus on the inside and the fact that their butt is covered and no plumber shot in view. As far as fashionable silk ones,,,whose fashion would that be, urs maybe? to each his own!
    I thought girls looked cute in poodle skirts
  10. by   teeituptom
    Quote from sunny59
    I am not doubting that people wear pj's in public - had a fellow student do that with fuzzy slippers, until the Dean had a talk with her.

    But, just for the record, there are flannel pants and fleece tops that could be mistaken for pj's also. I wear them in the fall/winter/early spring, they are beyond comfortable. Any chance that is what you could be seeing sometimes?
    I may be old, but I can tell the difference and most are pretty raggedy condition too
  11. by   Jabramac
    This is kind of a cold hearted thread. I can see if people are attending a social function there is an expectation of dressing according to the function, but when doing their own things during the day, like shopping, what does it matter what they wear? I'm just tickled pink that they wear clothing that covers everything up.

    As for showing up to the ER all dolled up, it sometimes frustrates me when people take too much effort to look good when coming to the ER, when the first thing we do is take all those clothes off and put on a hospital gown. I would encourage people to show up ion the ER in PJ's, and lest we not forget that they are sick or injured. When I'm so sick I need to see a Doc right away I usually could care less what I wear.

    Might I also add that while we may be judging those wearing PJ's coming to the ER, or shopping, we all look like we are wearing PJ's in our scubs.
  12. by   Meriwhen
    IMO when I'm going to the ER (or hauling a screaming child to the ER), I'm not going to a fashion show or to high tea at the country club.

    I am going to one of the last places I want to be at 5am on a Saturday morning, where I'm going to spend the next several hours first in some crowded, grimy waiting room, then moved to some freezing ER room, then I'll get to be poked, proded and bled/vomited/spit up on (I mean by myself or my son, not random strangers coming up to me to do those things) as I wait forever to get seen by someone, wait even longer for test results and prescriptions, and then wait EVEN longer to be discharged. If I'm lucky, I'll get to keep my own clothes on for this ordeal and not have to wear those flimsy hospital gowns that don't leave much to the imagination. So the last thing on my mind as I head out to the ER is what I'm going to be wearing (other than whether what I'm wearing is violating any indecency laws).

    If things are so bad that I have to head to the ER, what I'm wearing is of minimal importance. If you were able to get dressed up before coming to the ER, then good for you! But IMO expecting it from everyone all the time is a bit much--most of the time, patients' minds are elsewhere.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Oct 1, '07
  13. by   Noryn
    ROFL when I did triage, if you had time to dress up and look good that was automatic non urgent classification. Just kidding but in all seriousness if someone is going to the ER they probably feel pretty crappy and I dont see anything wrong with wearing clean pajamas.

    When I had a kidney stone, I went into an urgent care with pajama pants, just didnt feel like putting blue jeans or dockers on.
  14. by   onlyhope
    if someone is going to the EMERGENCY room then there is (hopefully) an emergency and therefore why would they take the time to get spruced up? my main concern would be getting help

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