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ymh_ymh_ymh's picture
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The D section of today's WJS deals with how casual we as a society have become (bath robes in hotels article).
I think it's more a matter of how old we are, what part of the country we grew up in and what (if any) religion we were raised in that determines whether we:
1. would walk around a hotel lobby in a bath robe ourselves
2. would find it objectionable if others did (unless they had nearLEH perfect bodies---not interested in seeing lard asses walk around in skimpy bath robes ANYWHERE)
Serious replies only to the above questions and please generally state age (25-35, 35-50, 50-65, 65 plus), general area of the country where you grew up (SE, NE, MW, SW, NW) and denomination you were raised in (if any).
Thanks one and all. Have a good weekend.
 

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Yo,
What are your questions?

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Have you ever been at a "spa hotel" for a business confie and found yourself and/or your colleagues slightly "taken back" by having a couple of lardasses seated next to you in bathrobes during brunch?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118549508198979702.html?mod= rss_PJ_Main
 
 

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ymh_ymh_ymh wrote:

Have you ever been at a "spa hotel" for a business confie and found
yourself and/or your colleagues slightly "taken back" by having a
couple of lardasses seated next to you in bathrobes during brunch?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118549508198979702.html?mod= rss_PJ_Main

It's all part of a very self-indulgent culture.
But it really depends on the hotel/context as well. Any hotel with a
spa is going to have this issue, and for the sake of the hotels
reputation they should be much more strict about dress codes in common
areas and restaurants.

I would imagine that in coastal areas they are more casual about it, and in midwest less casual.

IMHO they should provide robes and some kind of resort pajamas/scrubs

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I agree.
Recently I was at one such relatively new spa/resort 5 star hotel with some European colleagues (very conservative ones). I myself am used to "informal" since I happen to live on the left coast but they weren't and were in "shock" over the "informality" of Americans and "lack of respect" for others.
I am no prude, but would never parade around in front of strangers with a skimpy bathrobe with nothing on underneath. You never know when the sash might come undone and you unwittingly do a "flash" number which is what happened when a fellow guest in a bathrobe dropped something on the floor and bent down to pick it up. I was a  little disgusted at first then amused by it. My friends couldn't stop talking about it for the entire 3 days they were with me.

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I'm for it if the woman is hot with a good body. America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, we need all the positive reinforcement we can get!
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I would have minded a lot less if this guy wasn't a lardass.
 Let's just say he looked a lot like Mike Golic before NutriSytstems (NTRI:NDAQ)! His wife was also clad in a bathrobe and was a little on the skinny side. The one size fits all robe was too big for her.

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I like bikinis... On girls... 5'7", 120 lbs, blond hair, blue eyes.. Morally casual...

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blarmston wrote:I like bikinis... On girls... 5'7", 120 lbs, blond hair, blue eyes.. Morally casual...
If you include "Morally casual", you've got to also include: "STD-Free"!

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