"They're all gonna laugh at you!"

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"They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by moonshadow » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:59 am

Friday whilst walking around in Walmart in a very long patterned skirt with tee-shirt, I kept hearing this woman laughing. Every time I would turn a corner I'd hear this giggling and laughter. Frankly it was starting to piss me off and I wondered who was following me around every turn poking fun at my appearance this time! :-x

I dealt with this for a good 10 minutes when I suddenly realized....

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It was a woman DJ cutting up on "Walmart Radio" over the loud system.... :oops: :lol:

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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by STEVIE » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:52 am

Hi Moon,
Yeah, it can be too easy to gat a bit paranoid around certain situations and how we perceive them.
A few years ago I had a definite "laugher" who I encountered on several consecutive occasions.
I got thoroughly pissed too and eventually confronted her and told her that she should "get out more".
Since that time she has been perfectly civil and always acknowledges my presence in the passing.
Sometimes it works.
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by JeffB1959 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:56 am

In all the years I've worn skirts, dresses and heels in public, I can count on one hand the number of times I've been laughed at, and even then, that's been at my back and not to my face. Sometimes, that surprises me, but hey, that's fine by me.
I don't want to LOOK like a woman, I just want to DRESS like a woman.

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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by denimini » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:49 am

It is nice to know that we can bring joy to people's lives.
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Post by Freefrom » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:34 pm

Moonshadow wrote:It was a woman DJ cutting up on "Walmart Radio" over the loud system.... :oops: :lol:

Sometimes it's just not about us....
It's reassuring to learn that it's not only newbies like me who experience paranoia from time to time. :)

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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by Bamaskirting » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:51 pm

I don't go out much in a skirt. But I've actually never had but one reaction. And it wasn't necessarily bad.

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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by Mark as in Mark » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:55 pm

When I have to go to Walmart I'll change into shorts or jeans when wearing a skirt. I won't even wear heels, mostly athletic shoes when going.

I don't want want to be in that group of the weird-o's that wear bizarre things to Walmart. :shock: It's about the only place I will not wear a skirt!
I was told I have balls for wearing skirts! My reply? "That's because balls this big won't fit in pants!"

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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by Fred in Skirts » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:17 pm

Mark as in Mark wrote:When I have to go to Walmart I'll change into shorts or jeans when wearing a skirt. I won't even wear heels, mostly athletic shoes when going.
I don't want want to be in that group of the weird-o's that wear bizarre things to Walmart. :shock: It's about the only place I will not wear a skirt!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Mark I wear my skirts to Wal-Mart, to Publix grocery store, the gas station, Cosco, Sam's and everyplace in between. I do not considerer them to be "BIZARRE".

I wear skirts and dresses because I enjoy the freedom to be comfortable and not care what the great unwashed think or say. I am not a woman nor do I try to look like one, I have beard at present and I can guarantee you that in it self is enough to get stares and comments from those around me.

So be happy and wear your skirts every where you can and don't worry about the Wal-Martians or being a part of them....... :alien: They're human too.... I think! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by STEVIE » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:24 pm

Mark as in Mark wrote:When I have to go to Walmart I'll change into shorts or jeans when wearing a skirt. I won't even wear heels, mostly athletic shoes when going. I don't want want to be in that group of the weird-o's that wear bizarre things to Walmart. It's about the only place I will not wear a skirt!
Sorry Mark, but in those circumstances why would you even contemplate shopping at Walmart?
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by Sinned » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:16 pm

We used to shop at ASDA, the British arm of Walmart, but then am Aldi store opened up just down the road from us, within walking distance. We converted. Better prices and excellent quality too.
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by STEVIE » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:57 pm

Sinned wrote:We used to shop at ASDA, the British arm of Walmart, but then am Aldi store opened up just down the road from us, within walking distance. We converted. Better prices and excellent quality too.
Did skirts factor into that decision?
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by Chirp » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:10 pm

I have yet had anyone laugh at me,
I feel so left out,
No one mess's with a big guy in kilt

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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by Happy-N-Skirts » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:22 pm

I have been wearing skirts for over ten years and now wear them nearly everywhere. I was up in the mountains yesterday for a photo trip. I usually stop in a camping ground on the way home to use the restroom, change out of my boots rather than track dirt and mud in the house, and empty any trash such as lunch wrappers. I go about my business and often times a camper will say hi or any other small talk. I always approach them face to face. Most or all of them never notice my skirts. One day I was wearing a camouflage pattern skirt and a man asked me where I bought it.

I also like to stop at Vista Point to see the sights below and it is usually filled with tourists from all over the world taking pictures of the beauty below and each other. I carry my camera just to try fitting in and was talking to a couple from another state regarding our geography and some history. Neither one of them noticed or commented about my skirt. I have never been laughed at by anyone. I have been complimented and have been envied because I must be more comfortable than someone else and for having more guts than they do.

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Post by crfriend » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:55 pm

In this regard, I am reminded of the old saw, "You laugh because I'm different. I laugh because you're all the same!"
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Post by moonshadow » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:46 pm

I do get laughed at once in a while. Normally about once every three or four outings. Geography or demographic doesn't seem to matter. I've been laughed at in progressive cities and small conservative towns, men, women, children, even homosexuals.

Not exactly sure what makes this so funny but... oh well.

I guess my style just sucks. But I persist because I like what I wear anyway. Come what may.
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