I was shopping in the Lands’ End section of Sears last week. Working in the section were two friendly woman who helped me find sizes and colors. They were great.
Because of their help I found lots to buy– which meant that it took them a long time to take the shoplifter tags off my clothes, to fold the clothes, to swipe the price tags, to subtract the sale discounts, to re-calculate the total, and then to put the clothes into the shopping bags.
Naturally we got talking while all this was going on.
We agreed that Lands’ End 100% cotton tops– of all sorts– are just about the best thing ever. I mentioned that most of my Lands’ End tops are for daily wear, but that I also buy a few larger ones to use a tops with flannel jammie bottoms. I find that the turtlenecks, in particular, are very cozy in bed at night in the winter.
Well, both women began to laugh– and out came a story.
Earlier that day a customer had said the same thing that I did… and then she had gone on to explain in-depth why she liked to wear these tops to bed. Apparently, she liked the Lands’ End 100% cotton tops because that meant when she got up in the morning she didn’t have to get dressed.
Instead, she just put on a large sweatshirt over her sleeping ensemble, added shoes and a coat– then went out the door on her daily errands to places like the grocery, drug store, post office. In fact they told me, she said that winter was her favorite time of year because she could wear the same clothes for 24 hours straight!
People tell me lots of stuff, and usually I kind of have an inkling of where the story is going, but this one caught me unawares. I started laughing wondering if these women thought I might be doing the same thing! I couldn’t talk fast enough to assure them that I don’t wear the same Lands’ End 100% cotton shirt around the clock.
Nope, not me. I, at least, keep my Lands’ End 100% cotton shirts divided between daytime wear– and nighttime wear. ‘Cuz I’m classy like that.
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11 thoughts on “Okay, Let’s Be Clear Here”
Yeah, um, I’m with you. On the rare occasion when I decided to have a Pajama Day, I can only get through about lunchtime before I want to shower and then put on a fresh set of pajamas. I definitely think there should be daytime/nighttime clothes. 🙂
Melisa, me too. This behavior just sounded icky to me. And made me laugh at myself as I quickly explained that I didn’t do that sort of thing.
I know a guy who covers his kitchen table with the plastic that comes off the morning paper. When they get dirty he just throws them away and doesn’t have to wipe table. Also, reuses same coffee cup for coffee, breakfast cereal, and anything else he can fit in there during the day. Less upkeep. Yes, he IS a bachelor.
Another friend just retired and she is at a loss as to what to wear (I think it’s a metaphor for “who am I now?”) I’ll pass along your Lands End idea. I wrote about her here: http://www.vibrantnation.com/fashion-beauty/finally-retired-my-friend-asks-what-do-i-wear-now/
Lynne, interesting (albeit weird) behavior– even for a bachelor. People do strange things, don’t they?
First, I love Lands End. Our Sears store stopped carrying the brand, which made me very sad. I like to see the clothes in person before I buy!
Second, I wonder if that woman wears a bra? If she does, does she wear it 24/7 also?
Beth, you’ve made me laugh out loud! Oh dear!!
You ask an excellent question. I have no answer to it– and am very sorry that I didn’t think to ask it while I was talking with the sales women.
24/7 with the same bra on would be rather uncomfortable, don’t you think?
I would tell you about my dad but I’m afraid the eww factor might kill you. 🙂
Zazzy, okay then. No more eww! Honestly, this was one of the funniest conversations I’ve had with strangers in a long while. These women were a hoot.
Sounds like a rather interesting experience! 🙂 I’ve actually never bought anything from Lands End at Sears (I’ve used online for years and years)…now I might have to reconsider and go see what’s offered at the store! 😀
I also like to separate my night wear from day wear. It makes me feel more in tune with whether I’m supposed to be sleeping or at work. Good grief!
Kristen, I like going into the store to see how things fit and what the colors are like in person. Then I can make better catalogue/online purchases– less returns.
Margaret, “good grief” is right. Can you imagine 24 hours in the same clothes?!! [Unless you’re flying halfway around the world– then I get it.]
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