Monday, July 20, 2009

The Slut Rule


I picked up my NEW pair of orange shorts on Saturday. The old shorts are now history at my location and although they did make my butt look nice, I am very thankful. These shorts don't look like doll clothing when not streatched to max capacity on my body. They look like REAL shorts! I can even fold them! These new shorts are completely different from our paper thin ones. They have an actual thick band, a little over an inch long, that minimizes the "muffin top" look. Aaaand they also resemble actual shorts instead of an adult diaper, with tube legs at the bottom. (I don't know if you can see them very well, but the girl on the right is wearing the new shorts properly)While signing the slip to prove I received my free pair, I began to read the paper below it, which informed me that the company is in the testing stage of a new "cropped" uniform top. WHAT??

Ok, that might be going a little bit too far. While growing up, I feel that I had developed a very clear understanding of the unspoken "slut" rule. There are three major areas of the body a woman can flaunt: cleavage, legs, and tummy. To keep from being labeled a "slut," a lady may choose ONE of these areas to bare, unless of course this is Halloween, a very hot summer, or she is participating in athletic activities; which would then enable her to choose TWO areas. Unfortunately, she still may be labeled a slut by other jealous females and jaded males. THREE areas are unheard of, unless you're in a bathing suit with the intention of bathing or sunning one's self, standing on a street corner, or employed as a brand whore. (aka the women that dress scantly in hopes of selling you something, making a vehicle look more attractive, etc)

Really Hooters?? All THREE areas? One of my managers tried to explain to me that those "tops" would be mostly worn at the beach locations. True, the shorts are considerably longer, but at least these cropped tops won't be required.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooters is probably just trying to keep up with the Joneses, i.e., the uniforms at all the other breastaurants out there which are more revealing (Show Me's, Titled Kilt, Twin Peaks, Bone Daddy's, just to name a few, not to mention all the sexy barista stands on the west coast - some of them are down to pasties now). Anyway, I know the "rule" you're talking about too, but then many Hooters locations do have costume days which are more revealing than the regular uniforms (and bikini car washes) - but maybe the girls get to choose whether to participate then? Good luck!

brit said...

Very true! I completely forgot about the other breastaurants out there. We have a Tilted Kilt right next to our new San Diego baseball stadium that I'm sure draws in a very large crowd. And you're right, the girls DO get to choose whether to participate in any activity Hooters promotes outside of the regulatory uniform and serving. I guess I'm a little old fashioned... I don't wear my uniform very tightly, so it fits me like athletic wear. I probably wear the same when I go jogging around my neighborhood while teenage neighbors wash their cars in their bathing suits, so the uniform isn't so shocking to me. But cropped tops?? Man, times are changing.

EL said...

Glad to know im not the only one aware of the unspoken slut rule! Hah!

Klaatu said...

Apparently (not Apparel-y) the management is going for the underboob. While quite a fan of the female form,I don't think this is quite right for the workplace.
We had a Hooters in town for a short time.Regardless of how short the short-shorts were, the food was so bad the customers stayed away in droves.
Skimpier tops will not make up for horrible food.
While attractive women in provocative uniforms might be a draw, food poisoning and projectile vomiting seems to cut down on repeat business.