Okay...I admit it. I thoroughly enjoy reading the Ask Amy column daily in the Chicago Tribune. She gives direct answers to even the quirkiest of questions, and then adds her own witty, sometimes sarcastic retort back to the querier. You never have to wonder what she's thinking! There have been many readers commenting lately on proper work attire, but this was my FAVORITE Amy answer ever. Read it all the way through to the end for her simply wonderful reply...it hits upon one of my biggest pet peeves!
Dear Amy: I was quite amused by the letter sent by the person who was irritated by the skimpy attire being worn by the young women in her office. In my heart I feel that it is all good fun, but in my head I think that some level of decorum is in order at a major accounting firm, a brokerage company or a law firm. After all, we clients have a lot invested in these agents.Mainly, I think we should all be thankful that it isn't the "mature" women who are baring it all.––Old Dog on the Left Coast
Dear Dog: I've received a surprising number of letters written by men saying that contemplating the skimpy outfits worn by the young women at their office is the only way they get through their workday.However, many readers, such as you, also feel the need to express gratitude that older women aren't wearing these figure-hugging outfits.Trust me––we "mature" women know the disdain by which the world views us, but we don't always care. I hope all of you "old dogs" who have written in to express your disgust at the thought of older female bodies in body-hugging clothes will keep this in mind the next time you're contemplating wearing your Speedo at the beach.