Tuesday, January 18, 2005

socitety's rules are confusing...

This morning, as I was standing in the YMCA dressing room, innocently putting on makeup, one of the YMCA workers (or the "Nude Police" as we call them - long story) told me that I needed to move to another part of the room. Reason: There was a man coming to check the thermostat and I was wearing only panties (very cute with snowflakes) and a bra.

So, it's OK for men to see women with this amount of clothing (or less) if there is a pool nearby, but not in a dressing room? Who decides these things? And aren't there any women who can check thermostats?

PS. It makes me ill to watch Fox & Friends talk about Howard Dean as the possible new leader of the Democratic Party...

PPS. It makes me ill to think about that the Democratic Party cannot come up with a leader who will not go nuts under pressure...

7 comments:

Fluffy said...

I think you are missing the obvious here, Tab. Did you ever stop to think that maybe the man who was coming into the dressing room had just eaten breakfast, and that had he seen you, he might have thrown up?

I don't think that a woman checking the thermostat would have made the situation any better.

Love,
The Fluffer

Todd said...

I don't know, I think Howard Dean as chair of the DNC is a good move. First, it probably means he won't run again (thus not much of a chance of strange outbursts on the campaign trail). Second, I'm of the opinion that the Democratic party needs to move a little more to the left. If the party moves any further to the right, there will be no real difference between the two parties. As it is right now, you can't really tell the difference between a Republican and Democrat in Tennessee politics. I would hate for that to be the case on the national level. I guess I want more of a distinct choice, and I think Dean might help to guide the party into a position to offer something different from the Republicans.

As for the panties, yeah, they are cute!!

Tabita said...

Heh. On Fox & Friends they were saying that he is a bad choice, because if the Democtratic Party move any further to the left, they will lose their moderate voters...

I need to stop watching Fox & Friends. I just love the Cardio Cinema so much...

Todd said...

I woulnd't expect much better from Fox & Friends -- after all, Fox isn't really an authentic news organization. Moreover, Fox & Friends subscribes to the Zell Miller analysis of the Democratic party (that it has gone so far to the left that it has "left him"). I just don't see it. I couldn't tell the difference between a Dem. and a Repub. in the local ads back in November for various state political offices. I couldn't imagine that happening on a national level. The Democratic party should move to the left a little more, and if we lose the next election, so be it. At least we will have given the American people a real choice between two distinct candidates and philosophies of gov't.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah... the snowflake ones! One of my faves, too, Todd!

And until he got all irresponsible and nutty with his rhetoric after he lost, I sort of admired Howard Dean for winning by standing against the tide. I didn't even think the scream was as big a deal as the press made it out to be.

But at this point, I think he should defintely be your guy.

AnonD

katie said...

apparently, if you were at that "whooo" gathering, you wouldn't have thought Dean was acting out of the ordinary because of the vibe/noice level of the place & such. I still don't care for him b/c I think his smile is a little shady but I feel bad for what the media did to him.
I'm also in agreement that the dem party should move towards the left. stop chasing those elusive moderate voters because it didn't seem to work last time.

Tabita said...

You know I'm always in favor of moving to the left... Yay for Dean, I guess... ;)