"They're all gonna laugh at you!"

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.

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

Postby crfriend » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:58 pm

I'm pretty sure I've been laughed at before, but quite honestly I cannot bring up any memory of the incidents. For one, humans laugh, and it's a sound you'll hear fairly commonly in a mentally healthy society, so it may not even have anything to do with you. Second, even if was clearly directed at you, one takes the source into account and one decides what to do with the situation. Sometimes it's fun to engage and wrap their brains into twine; sometimes it's best to ignore the whole thing and get on with life. It's never worth getting upset about unless there is physical threat present -- and that is vanishingly rare.
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Postby moonshadow » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:27 pm

crfriend wrote:For one, humans laugh, and it's a sound you'll hear fairly commonly in a mentally healthy society, so it may not even have anything to do with you.


True, but usually when they're looking my way, while trying not to stare, pointing their finger and cackling with their friend(s)... its kind of a given as to what's going on.

crfriend wrote:'s never worth getting upset


Never upset, sometimes just annoyed.
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Postby Sinned » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:14 am

Steve, the main factors in our trying Aldi was that the store was so close to us and I had been reading in the press about how good value and quality their produce were. So the new store gave us an opportunity to try them at least once. We've shopped there a couple of times a week ever since. I would shop there skirted as I have done in ASDA, when on my own but MOH won't go out with me in a skirt so I suppose no, skirts didn't enter into the decision to change our shopping allegiance.

And to fit in with the general theme of the thread, I haven't knowingly had anyone laugh at me for wearing a skirt. Apparently a while ago I wore a skirt when visiting my store as a customer and was behind the checkout talking to my comrades when a lady starting saying how disgusting it was for me to be wearing a skirt and I should be shown out of the store. I didn't know that this was going on as it wasn't in my immediate vicinity and one of my colleagues ushered HER out of the store for her behaviour. I didn't find out about this until earlier this week. My colleagues are generally quite supportive of my skirt wearing. I just wish that MOH was.
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Postby moonshadow » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:38 am

Sinned wrote:Apparently a while ago I wore a skirt when visiting my store as a customer and was behind the checkout talking to my comrades when a lady starting saying how disgusting it was for me to be wearing a skirt and I should be shown out of the store.


I've overheard people say I was disgusting a few times too.

I've never understood that either... what's so disgusting about just wearing a skirt??

Their bigotry is what's disgusting, it basically describes everything that's wrong with the world.
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Re: "They're all gonna laugh at you!"

Postby Fred in Skirts » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:16 pm

The haters are going to hate no matter what we try to do to make being human more comfortable. I had a suggestion given to me that we should carry a can of red spray paint and use it on the haters. I said that would not work as all it would do is get you thrown in the lock up.

My advice is to just ignore the idiots and go about our business as usual keeping our heads held high above them. Not being down at their level so others will see them for what they are, hate filled slobs.

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