In Metro Manila, Philippines, there are some shopping malls or other people laden, dress code less establishments that can shun you because of what you’re wearing. Security guards actually are on double duty there, checking your bags and frisking your torso and derriere for bombs and possible weapons of mass destruction as well as eyeing your outfit from head to toe.
Your most comfortable holey shirt or sando (i.e. wife-beater), equally comfortable holey shorts and flipflops could be your ticket back home to change into something more presentable. Or judgmental glares from the shopping public could be more than enough to send you back home and change.
That’s why, I’ve decided to embark on a social experiment and check out how Americans can comfortably wear their PJs to the grocery or the drugstore. Oh, the things I learn on American television.
So one extra cool, late autumn evening, when we just needed to do a quick emergency grocery run, I decided to keep my pajamas on with a wool beanie, winter coat and fuzzy boots.