Where are the Fashion Police when you need em?  

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I will start this off by saying I'm not in good shape. I'm lazy about exercising and don't enjoy it all that much anymore. Stuff hurts when you exert a lot of energy and I don't liken the pain to success like my High School coach used to make me do.

That being said. I also don't wear skin tight clothing when I go out to eat (or at home for that matter). First of all I'm a little self-conscious about my weight, and I surely don't want to share the fact that I have extra baggage with the rest of the world. Yes there are plenty of guys that worry about their weight and overall appearance even if we don't seem to care all that much.

All of that jabbering was to get me to this point. I was at dinner last night. We went to a nicer restaurant not a tie and jacket kind of place, but not sweats and t-shirts either. We sat down and the first thing my little son tells me is "Dad, I'm not hungry." Well that's not all that uncommon. He has a tendency to say he's not hungry and then we get home and he is famished and why don't we feed him and blah blah blah...Typical little kid stuff. Then he pointed to the table almost directly in front of us and I realized why he wasn't hungry. I too had lost my appetitie, when I saw the rather robust couple at the table. It wasn't the fact that they were obese that got to me as I pointed out earlier I have no room to talk. What sorta sickened me was first of all the guy was wearing what my wife calls prego pants. You know those elastic stretchy pants that sorta look like sweats. These prego pants were navy blue and he was wearing a plaid button up shirt. He had on black socks stuffed into house slippers. Not even the slippers that are for walking outside. He wasn't huge, but the fact that his shirt was too small and untucked and half of his gut was hanging out the bottom was enough for me. If that didn't do enough for me, next to him was what I assumed was his wife. She was wearing a muumuu (moo moo) it was brightly colored and about 3 sizes too small for her. She had this bandana like thing on here head that didn't match her "dress" and was also wearing slippers.

The way they were dressed was bad enough and it was like a car wreck, I just couldn't turn away. The part that really made it bad was that they were eating. These people were sure to show the world what they were eating too. I guess nobody ever explained that you shouldn't talk while munching on shrimp. Food spraying everywhere as they chit chatted and continued to agitate my queasy stomach. I stopped a waitress and asked her if there was anywhere else we could sit. She explained that there were no other empty tables. She didn't seem to understand that these people were making me a little unsettled in the tummy. I wasn't the only one either. There were 3 other tables around these people and they too were all entranced by the disgust sitting in front of us all. More than one couple asked for different seating and the waitress who had to be a complete ditz asked if there was something wrong with this part of the restaurant because everybody except "that" couple had asked to be moved. Well my wife saw it too, and she was not about to sit there and watch while we tried to figure out what we were gonna eat. Up we got and left, and when the gentleman at the door asked us if there was a problem I explained to him what it was. He said there was nothing he could do about that, and I'm guessing he said it to at least 2 other couples that were leaving behind us.

Ended up at IHOP having breakfast for dinner and that is always enough to cheer me up.
I had to field questions from my little ones though asking why those people dressed that way and didn't they know better than to eat with their mouth open. I didn't say a lot about it, hoping that it would just pass, but it got me thinking that maybe I did over react and everybody has a right to be comfortable. But I just can't get past the fact that sometimes you have to be considerate of those around you. Anyway I still got to eat but now I'm sure I'm gonna have a nightmare or two about the man in prego pants chasing me with shrimp hanging out of his mouth. Just yuck!

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7 comments

Such a funny post, I love it! IHOP is some great stuff. There's nothing like getting that two of everything for breakfast and not eating a thing till dinner.

December 16, 2009 at 1:10 PM

lmao I wish I had a pic. I took a pic of a dude with bitch tits and a mullet as Disney a few years ago. I am certain my imagination is not doing you justice on what you witnessed!
My dh loves IHOP, I prefer "The Barrel" as I lovingly refer to it. I am in the South after all:)

December 16, 2009 at 3:34 PM

People like that are disgusting. There is absolutely no excuse for being slovenly and making others uncomfortable. It seems to happen more and more often though. Casual has turned into sloppy. I suppose it is the result of society getting lazy. I would have done the same thing and left. The restaurant may have had to seat the couple but they should have put them in a less conspicuous area. IHOP sounds much better.

December 16, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Mmmmm.... I love me some brinner.... However, after reading your post, I'm not hungry anymore either.... lol

December 17, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Lol..thankfully I don't have a problem staying "not hungry".... In fact IHOP sounds good again tonight....

December 17, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Makes you wonder what goes through people's minds. Don't they have any sense of dignity? Who in their right mind would dress that way and go out to a restaurant? Wow!

December 17, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Felt like I was watching a rerun of Mama's Place... lol...I can laugh now, but at the time...it was pretty gross...and no nightmares....so far

December 17, 2009 at 6:06 PM

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