They say that there is a holiday for every day of the year, and today’s holiday is “wear your pajamas to work day.” In fact, I am wearing mine right now. I think it would be a terrific idea to do this at least once a week, not just once a year. Since I am no longer working, I think I might start a fashion trend of wearing pajamas several days during the week. What do I care? As the Crankee Yankee says, “I have nothing to do, and all the time in the world to do it in.”
Just think of the benefits of wearing pajamas to work each day:
- All day comfort
- Slippers, not shoes
- No need for panty hose or ties (two of the most restricting clothing items on the planet)
- Inexpensive wardrobe, not to mention fun
- Instead of paying out the nose for designer suits, you can get a whole wardrobe of PJs with matching slippers
- If your pajamas get dirty, so what? Keep another pair in your desk drawer
- Wouldn’t everyone be nicer when wearing a comfy pair of PJs?
Personally, I think that part of the ladder-climbing, bitchery and backstabbing at work comes from a lack of being comfortable. Think about it, how mad can you get when you and your peers are wearing pajamas printed with monkeys and bananas and wearing pink bunny slippers?
Just think of all the dry cleaning bills you’d save, too. I don’t know about you, but I am far more productive when I am comfortable. Now for us older people, there is another great perk about wearing pajamas each day. No more lamenting that you don’t look like your twenty-five year old self any more (shoot–who does?). No more worrying about what the neighbors say–they too will be wearing PJs! No more sucking in your stomach when walking by other people. In fact, how about this: wear pajamas with a nice kangaroo pouch in front. You’d have a place to carry your keys, a granola bar, a bottle of water, sunglasses, Kleenex, and so on. Then people will say, ‘oh hey–he’s not fat; he’s prepared!’
I say that, after years of busting one’s hump working, it would be a welcome change to don our PJs each day. We can call it “PJ chic.” Just wait–I’ll bet this catches on!