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Jul 27, 2007 9:23 pm

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.

Jul 27, 2007 10:07 pm

Yo,

What are your questions?

Jul 28, 2007 12:56 am

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

Jul 28, 2007 2:25 am

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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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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

Jul 28, 2007 8:20 am

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.

Jul 28, 2007 8:33 am

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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Jul 28, 2007 8:43 am

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.

Jul 28, 2007 3:16 pm

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

Jul 28, 2007 7:37 pm

[quote=blarmston]I like bikinis... On girls... 5'7", 120 lbs, blond hair, blue eyes.. Morally casual...[/quote]

If you include "Morally casual", you've got to also include: "STD-Free"!