Monday, March 27, 2006

God has a sense of humor

Saturday afternoon, my SnB group went to afternoon tea at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. It was a really fun afternoon and we were lucky enough to have the vice consul for social affairs for the Chicago British Consulate join us and give us a history of British tea and tea etiquette (she's the mum of one of our members).

Prior to going to tea, I went to Target to buy a half-slip (a skirt slip) because my skirt wasn't lined and it stuck unpleasantly to my tights. Apparently, Target doesn't sell slips. There was nary a slip to be found. I ended up buying a silky nightgown to use instead (same basic concept as a full slip, really). But, I was appalled at the lack of such an important undergarment at a major department store. I privately pondered people's dedication to decency as I looked at all the women around me in the store and wondered how many of them owned slips. I called my grandmother and left a message on her machine saying I thought the world was going to hell in a handbasket. I told all my sister SnB members that it was a sign of the loose morals of today's society.

Here is a picture of us at tea:



I am the first person on the left wearing the grey skirt. You see that strip of black at the bottom of my skirt?

That is my slip.

2 comments:

  1. Really? Target didn't have a slip? I could have sworn they had them the last time I was in there.

    I'm not known for my modesty (who, me?), but a slip is a vital piece of clothing! I'm glad you found a nightgown that could serve.

    Sheesh. Kids these days.

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  2. A story about slips - and the lack thereof:
    Shortly before Prince Charles and Diana got married (in the early 1980's), there was a *scandalous* photo of her NOT wearing a slip in a British newspaper.
    The photo was taken in her garden I think, by an enterprising parapazzi (sp?), with the sun behind her. Which quite clearly showed she wasn't wearing a slip under her skirt.
    So it's not just the "kids these days", imbrium, their parents haven't been brought up right either.

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