Originally posted by Dave:
One thing that is striking to me is the dress of public school teachers these days, at least around here. They wear casual clothes, sometimes so casual that they make me wonder if they think they are sitting around the house on a Saturday morning. Back in the day all the male teachers had to wear a suit or at least a sports coat and tie (except for the phys ed teachers), and the ladies wore similar attire. If a teacher back then showed up wearing blue jeans and a polo shirt they would have been reprimanded and sent home to change. I think it added a sense of respect and formality to the class room.
I totally agree, Dave. Even though I'm quite young, I'm quite conservative when it comes to dress codes. I believe it may have something to do with my years at sea, where the times are not changing as fast as on land
I'm often annoyed over how people dress, especially teenagers. What annoyes me more is that very few of them seem to be physically capable of standing up for a few minutes while waiting for the bus, train, subway etc - even if there are no benches around, they just have to sit/lay down on the asphalt.
When visiting a public office, going for a job interview, gathering with colleagues, job seminars etc, It's my opinion that it's normal to dress up a bit, but more and more I observe people showing up with jeans (not new ones either) t-shirts(!) and sneakers.
OMG! I'm sitting here complaining abouth the "youth of today".. does it mean I'm getting O L D?