I have just been to the Doctor's. Nothing serious and I was in all of three minutes. But sitting in the waiting room and looking round at the others waiting it struck me how 'anything goes' these days on visits to the doctor. I had a shower, put on clean clothes from skin upwards, had on a jumper which was easy to remove if I needed to do so. At least I tried to look 'appetising' for want of a better word. If I put myself in the doctor's shoes for a minute I can only think it is bad enough looking at elderly bodies but it is slightly less so if they are clean and sweet smelling.
There seemed to me to be a lot of very scruffy folk in that waiting room and a lot of young people in very scanty clothes. Does that matter? I suppose not in these days of anything goes, but it did make me smile remembering the day I started at University as a Mature Student in 1968. I had a Lambretta Scooter to get me there and I felt that trousers were the better option. I had to report myself to Miss Ruff (the Deputy Principal and in charge of women's welfare) and ask her permission to wear trousers. I have never forgotten her reply - yes, I may wear trousers to arrive on my scooter but I must change immediately into a skirt upon arrival and I must wear the trousers 'with decorum'. How times have changed.