.........for teens to work at retail stores with everything pierced and/or their midriff showing?
First of all, let me just say I am not a prude (at least I don't think I am) but as I (ahem) 'mature', I wonder if I might have a different perspective on this. And if you think I'm just being a prude, well - then -- just respect your ELDERS!! LOL
I went to my local Target today and the girl behind the C/S desk had a LOT of facial piercings. Now, I've seen more than she had before on other people -- it's just that for some reason -- today -- in the middle of Target -- it seemed way out of place. I cannot NOT stare at the lower lip studs -- oh, and she had something in one of her brows as well, in addition to the multiple ear studs on each ear. I guess it's not the worst thing kids can do, although I do think we're gonna have an entire generation of old folks with sagging piercing holes one day LOL (there's a nice picture huh?). I remember seeing another kid at Target last Christmas who had one of those ginormous dime-sized holes in his earlobe. I'm told they're called gauges. Yup, could stick my pinky through his ear if I so desired. Couldn't not stare at that one either. Okay, so then there was lil' miss chicka at the register who had a good 3 inches of midriff showing between her 'official' Target Burgundy tight fitting shirt and her low riding hip (well below the hip) hugging pants. Mr. Target! Don't you have a dress code for your employees? It's not the first time I've noticed this at retail stores. But c'mon - this isn't Hollister, Abercrombie or even Victoria's Secret! This is midwestern, middle of soccer mom country, grab myself a Starbucks in the front of the store -- and then proceed to buy everything from groceries to electronics -- TARGET!!!
So what do ya all think? Am I over-reacting when I say that the young man cashiering at register 8 shouldn't be losing drool over the t-shirt (I mean lovely young lady) working register 7? Should the customer service (she's probably made manager already) chick with a pincushion for a face be allowed to wear all of that to work? BTW, do those set off metal detectors? Just wondering.
Maybe this is bothering me b/c I have a teen boy, and I feel teens are already exposed to enough images on TV, advertising, myspace, the Internet, etc. without HAVING to see it in person too. Maybe I'm just jealous and I miss having a tight midriff, instead of the muffin top I'm sporting. Maybe I've become (ackckckckckck) too old to understand THAT generation?
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