remember the girls in middle school who packed make-up and what we then considered more revealing clothes in a bag and ran into the bathroom before school? they came out *voila* a new and "improved" girl.
i miss those days. i don't have a classroom at my school, so i teach English a la carte. I push a cart around from empty room to empty room taking over other teachers' space while they have their off period. when i walk from class to class, i have to, of course, see teenagers.
now, first of all, i LOVE teaching. it's in my heart, truly. but please, oh please, why why why do these girls think they look good in the clothes they now wear? i remember when i was younger, thinking i'd never be old and uncool--i'd always keep up with fashion and popular music. well, hell i threw out pop music a few years ago when i realized i was happier throwing my CDs in the player in my van than i was listening to radio stations. i'd much rather hear some indigo girls, dave matthews, or depeche mode than bump and grind played at 50 decibals. but ok, i'm old, i admit, and i digress...
back to the clothes. i do not want to see butt cheeks on anyone other than my daughter when i'm bathing her. i do not want to see girls' boobs popping out of their spaghetti strapped tank tops, that don't reach their stomach. seriously, do they think this looks good? i honestly don't get it. when they see girls dressed like this on tv (and ya know, they watch some really high-brow stuff: tila tequila, rock of love, some crap with flava flav (and what is that 4 dollar plastic clock all about anyway?), and X effect), do they think to themselves "wow. that makes her look really classy. i bet if i dress like that, people will take me seriously, i'll get a nice boyfriend, and be able to really focus on learning something while i'm at school." ????
i want to put up a banner in the hallway that says: life doesn't usually work out like it did for erin brokovich.