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Flannel pajamas don’t help grades

The recurring theme seen walking the halls these days is not well-dressed, incredibly groomed individuals, but walking forms with sleep attire still stuck to their bodies.

Pajamas? Really? At school?

I never understood why students wore pj’s in high school. My school definitely never allowed that, so why in college?

The new fad is that “just rolled out of bed” look. It could make the worst-dressed People magazine list as the silliest trend of the year.

What does it say for the character of those who decide to roll out of bed and come to school in their pajamas — bunny slippers and all?

Even if late for school, it takes just a few minutes to throw on a normal day’s outfit and run out the door. Yet laziness ensues as one tries to spruce up a wallowed in, wrinkled pair of sleep pants and tank top or, depending on the weather, flannel top.

I really don’t care what you sleep in, but I don’t want to walk the halls seeing your bedtime attire.

Those with no self-esteem, no self-respect, no drive, no motivation and lack of personal hygiene walk the halls letting everyone know, “I DON’T CARE!”

But I care, and most night attire is inappropriate for walking outdoors to grab the newspaper. So why wear it to class?

Everyone does not have to dress like a runway or GQ model, but it should be embarrassing to run around in pj’s.

It’s what retail expert Marshal Cohen calls the “casualization of America.”

If people don’t look as though they’re ready to succeed, then they won’t, he says.

We never know who will cross our paths. If Donald Trump came to TCC looking for a new marketing major to launch as his next star and the prime candidate was wearing pajamas in public, he wouldn’t give that person a second glance. That student would miss a lifetime opportunity.

So, please leave the night-nights at home where they belong. Start a new day by putting on clothes.

You will feel and perform your best when you look like you’re ready to take on the world instead of in bed catching some ZZZZs.

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