Pet Peeve #1: People who do not dress appropriately (for the weather, for their bodies, for their age, or for work).
Any woman, no matter their age or body shape, should NOT wear pants so tight their hips and belly spill over the waistband. Muffintops are not flattering on anyone! It makes me want to grab the poor girl and shout “You look like a goomba! Go up a size, I beg you!”
Let me ask you, my wise readers, would YOU wear this outfit–thin dress and strappy sandals–when the weather is in the 30s, windy and blustery, and the sky is about to belch snow and ice? Neither would I! But this past winter, I have seen several young women and girls wearing those kinds of clothes in exactly that kind of weather! It drives me nuts! A few were “wise” enough to wear a sweater or a coat over their dress, but the shoes! Flip flops in the snow! I ask you! I dont care if they dont “feel” the cold, its not smart. Flipflops dont protect against ice: one is more likely to fall in flipflops than in shoes, and that’s on dry land! On ice? A fall into a snowbank in a fluffy dress? First, hilarious, and secondly, a precursor to the flu. If YOU get the flu, then I get the flu! Your stupid dressing choices are making me sick! Wear jeans and boots! Gawd!
The same applies to the idiot fellows in shorts.
And last but not least: dressing like a homeless person at work is NOT appropriate. Sweats, bedroom slippers, and a bandana as a head wrap, does not reflect well on the company’s professional image. Put some effort into your appearance, if not for your co-workers, then for yourself! You would do wonders for your self-confiedence and your social life, as well as your appearance!