1. sahib lopez's Avatar
    im off..... good night and good morning
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    09-15-2014 12:49 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm inclined to agree about ties. I never feel comfortable in a suit. Give me normal clothes any day!
    I knew a woman who was the owner of a coffeehouse, which unfortunately closed. She went to a boarding school, so ties were part of her uniform, similar to "Hermione Granger's" uniform.

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    09-15-2014 12:50 AM
  3. Sport Driver's Avatar
    If you hate them now you will hate them later in life. :P

    Well that's what happened to me anyway. I never liked either, though there is something about a nice suit now that I like but still don't go out my way to wear. Ties are torture devices though.

    I'm jet to try a suit so I will now than but I generally like comfortable clothes.
    09-15-2014 12:55 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I knew a woman who was the owner of a coffeehouse, which unfortunately closed. She went to a boarding school, so ties were part of her uniform, similar to "Hermione Granger's" uniform.

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    Very common here in the UK and Australia. School uniforms are the norm.

    I know there's argument for and against them. I'm not sure where I stand with it though.
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    09-15-2014 12:55 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm jet to try a suit so I will now than but I generally like comfortable clothes.
    Most people like comfort over style. :)

    Though I'm still sorting out style for myself. :/
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    09-15-2014 12:57 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Very common here in the UK and Australia. School uniforms are the norm.

    I know there's argument for and against them. I'm not sure where I stand with it though.
    School uniforms are common here. The Cleveland Public School District requires them, due to past issues with kids getting their clothes stolen or issues with gang "colours". However, the public schools that require uniforms (and the majority of private schools) do not require ties. A typical school uniform here is a polo shirt and khaki or navy trousers.
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    09-15-2014 01:10 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    School uniforms are common here. The Cleveland Public School District requires them, due to past issues with kids getting their clothes stolen or issues with gang "colours". However, the public schools that require uniforms (and the majority of private schools) do not require ties. A typical school uniform here is a polo shirt and khaki or navy trousers.

    Interesting. Here in the UK a tie is very common. In Australia only the more exclusive schools have them. Some uniforms in Australia are hideous.
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    09-15-2014 01:16 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Interesting. Here in the UK a tie is very common. In Australia only the more exclusive schools have them. Stone uniforms in Australia are hideous.
    Do Aussie schoolchildren still wear uniforms that look like Angus Young's outfit?
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    09-15-2014 01:23 AM
  9. snowmutt's Avatar
    School uniforms are common here. The Cleveland Public School District requires them, due to past issues with kids getting their clothes stolen or issues with gang "colours". However, the public schools that require uniforms (and the majority of private schools) do not require ties. A typical school uniform here is a polo shirt and khaki or navy trousers.
    Here in the Danville Illinios school district, they have passed a dress code for the first time ever. Teachers and adminstrators wanted them for years. So, I was fine with them. Went to a school board meeting and said so. Let's do it if it helps teachers deal with one last thing. A real basic, easy to follow dress code- Collared shirts, no blue jeans for boys, shorts and skirts have to be longer then your fingertips as your hands are resting on their sides, nothing low cut for girls, no t-shirts, certain colors a no-no. That is it. Nothing hard.

    Parents lost their ever-living minds over it. I was shocked. "MY KID NEEDS TO BE ALLOWED TO EXPRESS HIMSELF!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!"

    That was the basic scream. Over and over. A few parents were worried about being able to afford all new clothes on a budget for all their kids- that one I understood. But the rest? Sweet mother, I was embarrassed to be a parent....
    09-15-2014 01:34 AM
  10. Muessig's Avatar
    Here in the Danville Illinios school district, they have passed a dress code for the first time ever. Teachers and adminstrators wanted them for years. So, I was fine with them. Went to a school board meeting and said so. Let's do it if it helps teachers deal with one last thing. A real basic, easy to follow dress code- Collared shirts, no blue jeans for boys, shorts and skirts have to be longer then your fingertips as your hands are resting on their sides, nothing low cut for girls, no t-shirts, certain colors a no-no. That is it. Nothing hard.

    Parents lost their ever-living minds over it. I was shocked. "MY KID NEEDS TO BE ALLOWED TO EXPRESS HIMSELF!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!"

    That was the basic scream. Over and over. A few parents were worried about being able to afford all new clothes on a budget for all their kids- that one I understood. But the rest? Sweet mother, I was embarrassed to be a parent....
    Just. Wow.
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    09-15-2014 01:40 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Here in the Danville Illinios school district, they have passed a dress code for the first time ever. Teachers and adminstrators wanted them for years. So, I was fine with them. Went to a school board meeting and said so. Let's do it if it helps teachers deal with one last thing. A real basic, easy to follow dress code- Collared shirts, no blue jeans for boys, shorts and skirts have to be longer then your fingertips as your hands are resting on their sides, nothing low cut for girls, no t-shirts, certain colors a no-no. That is it. Nothing hard.

    Parents lost their ever-living minds over it. I was shocked. "MY KID NEEDS TO BE ALLOWED TO EXPRESS HIMSELF!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!"

    That was the basic scream. Over and over. A few parents were worried about being able to afford all new clothes on a budget for all their kids- that one I understood. But the rest? Sweet mother, I was embarrassed to be a parent....
    Sadly that's the reaction I've heard regarding uniforms in countries they don't typically have them. Some even go so far to start saying things like 'Hitler's youth' and so on.

    I think in this day and age there's plenty of time and ways for young people to 'express' themselves and making everyone the same at school is a good leveling thing in many ways as it takes away the economics of fashion. What one person can afford over the other.

    Saying that, I disagree with forcing girls to wear skirts. I think pants/trousers are sufficient for everyone and shorts and skirts, whichever they prefer in the warmer times.
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    09-15-2014 01:55 AM
  12. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Most people like comfort over style. :)

    Though I'm still sorting out style for myself. :/

    Here is jeans everywhere. In themes of style I'm one of the many and I like it. :)
    09-15-2014 01:55 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Here is jeans everywhere. In themes of style I'm one of the many and I like it. :)
    I wear jeans all the time, when I'm not at work. It's mostly the top half of me I'm having issues with . :P I'm still in the process of losing some weight.

    My 7 years in Australia kind of made me go a bit feral. :P It's a lot more casual in Australia compared to the UK and back in Canada, especially in the suburbs, it's very casual. I felt very out of place when I went to visit at Christmas last year. :P
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    09-15-2014 02:11 AM
  14. snowmutt's Avatar
    Saying that, I disagree with forcing girls to wear skirts. I think pants/trousers are sufficient for everyone and shorts and skirts, whichever they prefer in the warmer times.
    Sorry, never meant to imply they couldn't wear pants. Our young ladies are more then welcome to wear pants. Just if they wear skirts or shorts, they need to be of a decent length.

    I am never worried about kids "expressing themselves". No way my runts need clothes to be original.
    09-15-2014 02:11 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Sorry, never meant to imply they couldn't wear pants. Our young ladies are more then welcome to wear pants. Just if they wear skirts or shorts, they need to be of a decent length.

    I am never worried about kids "expressing themselves". No way my runts need clothes to be original.
    I wasn't necessarily saying you were saying that. I know of some schools which more or less state that girls need to wear skirts etc. What's amusing is the girls battle with the skirt and how short or long they want to make it. Even though there are rules lots try to get around it to some extent. Especially the older girls.

    There was a time I would have thought uniforms were a bad idea but these days with economics of fashion and a trend for younger people to want to offend just because with language on t-shirts and so on I think uniforms make more sense.

    The other option is to force a 'plain' clothing style.
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    09-15-2014 02:17 AM
  16. snowmutt's Avatar
    You know, it has been a long time since I posted on this thread. Think it was still in the 60K range the last time.

    I feel like I have failed Sahib...
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    09-15-2014 02:31 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You know, it has been a long time since I posted on this thread. Think it was still in the 60K range the last time.

    I feel like I have failed Sahib...
    LOL! You obviously have a life. :P

    I typically don't post in the evenings and on weekends. I'm currently at work and bored...
    09-15-2014 02:34 AM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    Yep... at work as well. Have 2 boilers to fix, and a long list of testing to do.

    Instead, I want to be post 84,530. I am SURE this will last forever...

    Where do you work, LaRue?
    09-15-2014 02:37 AM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yep... at work as well. Have 2 boilers to fix, and a long list of testing to do.

    Instead, I want to be post 84,530. I am SURE this will last forever...

    Where do you work, LaRue?
    I work for a large US engineering firm in the UK. I'm working on some ridiculously large project but it's not that exciting.

    It's going to be one of 'those' projects which will be a complete mess, get built regardless and then people will proclaim it to be the best project ever.

    I'm an electrical design engineer.
    09-15-2014 02:40 AM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here in the Danville Illinios school district, they have passed a dress code for the first time ever. Teachers and adminstrators wanted them for years. So, I was fine with them. Went to a school board meeting and said so. Let's do it if it helps teachers deal with one last thing. A real basic, easy to follow dress code- Collared shirts, no blue jeans for boys, shorts and skirts have to be longer then your fingertips as your hands are resting on their sides, nothing low cut for girls, no t-shirts, certain colors a no-no. That is it. Nothing hard.

    Parents lost their ever-living minds over it. I was shocked. "MY KID NEEDS TO BE ALLOWED TO EXPRESS HIMSELF!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!"

    That was the basic scream. Over and over. A few parents were worried about being able to afford all new clothes on a budget for all their kids- that one I understood. But the rest? Sweet mother, I was embarrassed to be a parent....
    Wow! The school uniform items required by most schools here are sold in Walmart, and they're cheaper than most of the regular children's clothes.

    Also, it can be cheaper for families with several children, since the younger children are able to wear the uniform clothes that their older brothers and sisters outgrow.
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    09-15-2014 02:43 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Wow! The school uniform items required by most schools here are sold in Walmart, and they're cheaper than most of the regular children's clothes.

    Also, it can be cheaper for families with several children, since the younger children are able to wear the uniform clothes that their older brothers and sisters outgrow.
    That's the thing most parents don't think about in regards to the uniform thing. It's more important that a child can express themselves with high end fashion rather than learn something. :P
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    09-15-2014 02:44 AM
  22. snowmutt's Avatar
    Wow! The school uniform items required by most schools here are sold in Walmart, and they're cheaper than most of the regular children's clothes.

    Also, it can be cheaper for families with several children, since the younger children are able to wear the uniform clothes that their older brothers and sisters outgrow.
    Yep, that was the school boards response. For the most part, it is one of the few times a school board was basically right. The uniforms were stocked very quickly in our local WalMart and Meijer. Worked out decently.
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    09-15-2014 02:46 AM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yep... at work as well. Have 2 boilers to fix, and a long list of testing to do.

    Instead, I want to be post 84,530. I am SURE this will last forever...

    Where do you work, LaRue?
    I could've used you back in the mid-90s. One of my friends lived in an old apartment building that had steam heat. Her radiators always sounded like someone was hitting them with a hammer. I never would've been able to live in that place. She ended up moving, but not because of the radiator noise.
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    09-15-2014 02:47 AM
  24. snowmutt's Avatar
    I work for a large US engineering firm in the UK. I'm working on some ridiculously large project but it's not that exciting.

    It's going to be one of 'those' projects which will be a complete mess, get built regardless and then people will proclaim it to be the best project ever.

    I'm an electrical design engineer.
    I work at the Veterans Association Hospital here in the US. It is a federal government run establishment.

    Which means EVERYTHING is one of "those" projects. Our goverment doesn't know how to do any other kind.

    It would be funny if it was someone elses job. Since it is mine, I do not giggle as much about it.

    You have my sympathy.
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    09-15-2014 02:49 AM
  25. snowmutt's Avatar
    I could've used you back in the mid-90s. One of my friends lived in an old apartment building that had steam heat. Her radiators always sounded like someone was hitting them with a hammer. I never would've been able to live in that place. She ended up moving, but not because of the radiator noise.
    Well, if needed- I am about 7 hours from your stomping grounds. I am here for your steam producing needs.

    It takes a real talent to convince someone to let you boil water for a living. I am just such a con-man.
    09-15-2014 02:52 AM
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