Thursday, May 11, 2006


Ladies, we need to talk.

The skirt over the pants thing. It's not working. Really it never worked, but we were willing to let it slide for awhile because you're your own people, and you need the space to make your own mistakes and learn and grow from them. We just figured that at some point you'd realize how dumb the whole thing looks and give it up on your own, but so far that's not happening, so we need to go against our better judgment and intervene on behalf of sanity.

Seriously, the skirt over the pants move looks dumb. It makes you look like four-year-olds playing dress-up in mommy's closet. Just pick one or the other and go with it.

Obviously exceptions can be made for those tops that come down to well below the waist, but still aren't long enough to make an effective skirt. You can wear pants under those.

I'm glad we had this talk. I hope you'll really take some of what's been said to heart.


Frank said...

Wow, Paul. I hope Laura Grey never finds this post. She's been wearing a skirt over pants since at least 1998.

Paul said...

1998? See, isn't that just proof that it's time to put an end to this insanity?

Jeff said...

I'm just glad that Laura's last name is spelled "Grey" instead of "Gray," because I am a fucking nerd.

Frank said...

Paul, she practically invented the fashion. For her, it's timeless. You don't tell Elton John to stop wearing giant glasses. He just holds on to them until the look cycles back into hip again.

Jeff, regarding Grey with an E, yeah, I won't pretend it doesn't enhance our friendship. Sometimes I squint and pretend that she is a wizard or, alternately, the world's most powerful telekinetic.

P.S. Guys, I'm in the lobby of the hotel right now, circa nine mountain time, and I swear the concierge just employed the word "frusturbation."

Term = stolen.