Why do people wear pajamas in public?

It does not matter if you are just taking a quick trip to the store, I still do not understand why people think it is OK to wear the same thing the slept in to go places.

According to an article called What happens to your body while you’re asleep by Angela Epstien on the Daily Mail, our body is constantly shedding skin cells throughout the day. At night, the rate of metabolism for the skin cells speeds up during sleep and because of this “many of the body’s cells show increased production and reduced breakdown of proteins.” If people are walking around in the same pajamas the slept in they then are carrying around an increased amount of dead skin cells.

YUCK.

Not only is it less than tasteful to do this, but it also sends a message to people. I am all for those who say they don’t care what people think, but in reality the people we see during the day are sometimes people we need to impress.

I’m not the only one who does not like the idea. According to an article in Time magazine writtin by Courtney Subramanian, this past January Michael Williams, a Louisiana commissioner in Caddo Parish, wanted to pass a city ordinance prohibiting the people in the community from wearing their pajamas in public. He argued that if people are allowed to wear pajamas, there is not much stopping them from pushing the limits on wearing less than that. Although he admits underwear being the next issue is a little bit of an exaggeration, but he wanted to make a point that a line should be drawn.

Is making an ordinance a little extreme? Yes it is. The idea is that people should take the few extra minutes to change out of their nightwear and into different clothes. It is more hygienic and in my opinion helps you get ready for your day.

Sources:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-90598/What-happens-body-youre-asleep.html#ixzz1oDSu9V4t

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/01/17/louisiana-official-moves-to-ban-wearing-pajamas-in-public/

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