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August 6, 2013

Dressing for the occasion is important

There aren’t many occasions in the lives of most people when it’s important to look one’s best, but there are a few. The occasions that readily come to mind include the first job interview, a wedding, graduation from high school, and having senior pictures taken. Of the four occasions just mentioned, the first job interview is unquestionably the most important.

Getting married is probably the second most important event that requires looking one’s best. Most of the time, wedding gowns and suits or tuxedos are required by the bride and probably even more so by her mother!

Graduation from high school for lots of young people is also one of the more significant events in their lives. The gravity of the event, it seems to me, requires dignity on the part of all those participating. If it were up to me, every male graduate would be required to wear a collared shirt, long pants, shoes and socks. Girls would be required to wear flats or shoes with heels. Lately, highly school graduation – which lasts only an hour – has become, it seems to me, a chance for some students to figuratively “thumb their nose” at the importance of the event by wearing flip-flops, tennis shoes, shorts with iridescent high tops, or even showing up with tinted hair.

The same sort of “nose thumbing” seems to happen occasionally when senior pictures are taken. Looking back over the pictures of this year’s seniors from the newspaper, all of the girls in the class looked very nice. Most of the boys had on at least a shirt and tie. Many had a jacket on to go with the shirt and neckwear. A handful, however, were dressed in a T-shirt or an open-collared shirt with at least the top two or three buttons undone.

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