Skirts so short your ass sticks to the pew in the summertime
This morning D and I went to IHOP for breakfast. Tried to beat the church crowd so we went in around 10AM.
There were lots of families and groups waiting to be seated already, but many more were pouring in. I think my eyes bugged out of my head when I saw a hoochy mama dressed in her finest slut attire for church! A young Hispanic family walked into IHOP with 5, count 'em, FIVE children, all ranging in age from infant to 7 years of age. Busy couple! But, what really got me was that this woman walks in, her whole family dressed in their Sunday best, but what does this little mother decide to wear to church to worship? She had on a tight, hot pink, lowcut rayon/spandex shirt, a tighter, pink/black leopard print micro-mini skirt, but the capper was her "come fuck me" strappy sandals. Stilettos to say the least! Good GAWD almighty! I bet the old women cringe and the old men drool when this gal walks in. I'm sure she picked a nice, noticeable spot down front so she could make an 'entrance.'
I suppose it sounds as though I'm being judgemental. D, being ever on top of what I say, had to let me know that I was being judgmental when I mentioned her church attire. I responded that I would never go to church in something where my tits might fall out or my ass checks might show. The old biddies would have me for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus I could be excommunicated for showing my body in a manner in which to elicit impure thoughts! The HORROR! I also mentioned that it is disrepectful to fellow worshipers, especially the women who don't want or need their husbands checkin' out her goodies.
D is not a church person, nor am I. I grew up Catholic, but since I have gotten older and wiser, I have decided that church is for those masses who wish to give up a portion of their salary and believe in something they cannot prove exists. Sounds suspiciously like a cult or brainwashing doesn't it???
Strangely enough another hispanic family, this time with four children under five, came in a couple of minutes later and THAT mother was wearing a short, tight micro-mini in pink and black too, only, if I were this mother I would NEVER have been wearing that skirt! She apparently was still carrying a lot of baby weight in her belly cause it was pulling pretty tightly at that skirt. Now, as a big woman, I do not wear anything so tight that it shows any unsightly bulges. I don't wear tents or unflattering clothes, but I also don't wear stretchy, tight skirts and extra tight, low cut tops that reveal whether or not I'm feeling a breeze. I'll wear low cut, just not terribly tight.
Do I sound judgmental? I know I must. I'm just wondering how much the church has changed since I left it. The overwhelming of our country by the right wing, Evangelical Christo-Republicans (my dad coined that phrase) leads me to believe that the country is becoming more provincial and less tolerant of people wearing what they want, especially to church. Judging from what these two young mothers were wearing I would appear the opposite were true.
Now, I do not believe in organized religion. I suppose I do believe in a higher power, but because I grew up in the Catholic Church, I cannot fathom anyone wearing hoochy mama clothing to worship/mass. Come on! That's gossip fodder for sure. And it would surely merit a stern talking to from the priest or an angry nun, not to mention the old biddies giving you the stank eye or bearing their dentures at ya! Wearing that kind of clothing would make for a busy confessional after church. No doubt about it!
Is it any wonder why I don't belong to the Catholic Church anymore?