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How much of your "unkept" version of yourself will you expose to the unsuspecting public?

Locust ForkLocust Fork Member Posts: 31,581 ✭✭✭✭

I've found as each year passed there is less and less effort put into what I would say is my public version of myself. I am not saying that I'll run to the store in my pajamas, that is just nuts in my opinion.

I do, however, find myself having full conversations with people that must be thinking "she looks so worn down for it to be so early in the day."

I used to rush to the bathroom and slather the makeup on if someone showed up unexpectedly. Now, if I'm not actually going OUT into the world, whoever sees me here at the house is going to get the barnyard version of "ready" at best.

I mean....I put whatever I'm going to wear on, brush my teeth and MAYBE brush my hair before I stash it up into a ponytail or bun type contraption. So, any of you that saw a better version of me than that....count yourself lucky because here lately I look like I just got off a 2 hour rollercoaster ride with live chickens in hand more than I'd like to admit.

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  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,683 ✭✭✭✭

    That's funny. I know what you mean. I still can't "go to town" with dirty clothes on after working outside most of the day. I can go somewhere now with two days growth where I wouldn't before and have "shoes" on. And your hair, cut it shorter to where it looks "in style" without the brushes. PLUS it will make you look younger, yes it will.

  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,780 ✭✭✭✭

    I’ll take honesty over beauty any day.

    As far as riding a roller coaster holding onto a pair of chickens? Well now I got something else now to add to my bucket list of things to do.

  • pulsarncpulsarnc Member Posts: 6,181 ✭✭✭✭

    Having worked agriculture construction / repair and installs , what you see is what you gets .Not going to walk into a sit down full restaurant but the burger joint is fair game . Some folks work for a living you know .

    Will try to be clean and neat when planning a trip to town.

    cry Havoc and let slip  the dogs of war..... 
  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 34,692 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    I have gone to Lowe’s several times looking like a nightmare that was just run over by a paint truck

  • Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,354 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    I always look nice. It's the way God made me. I added the headwear.

    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔

  • bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,242 ✭✭✭✭
    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
  • bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,242 ✭✭✭✭

    I used to be much more vain than now, then I thought "at my age, no matter what I do, I'm still an old fart and no one expects much from old guys anyway."

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
  • Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,354 ✭✭✭✭

    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔

  • asopasop Member Posts: 8,889 ✭✭✭✭

    Jeans and a sweatshirt. Summer jeans and a t-shirt.

  • Gregor62Gregor62 Member Posts: 3,040 ✭✭✭✭

    After reading your posts for 20 years and realizing what a wonderful personality you have sh

  • FrogdogFrogdog Member Posts: 2,753 ✭✭✭✭

    I think my "unkempt" version only differs from the "primped" version by about 1 mm of beard growth (about all I can stand).

    Neither version is particularly impressive.

  • William81William81 Member Posts: 24,516 ✭✭✭✭

    I live in the sticks... I do not see too many folks unless I want to.... But I still seem to get up, work out and then end up in the shower before 9 most mornings...

  • elubsmeelubsme Member Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭✭

    Small town, we know everyone and we always dress presentable. Only time we look a little rough is if we are coming off a fishing or hunting trip, we may stop at the grocery store. But that is about it.

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    the only time I remember concerned about how I dressed or looked which was nice to me was a newer pair of blue jeans Levi's at the time at the peak of popularity and clean shirt mostly t-shirts or a flannel shirt in the winter time when out with friends or looking for a girl

    my wife very early on made a point to call me out ( or make fun of me ) we were going into town not long after being married I said I am ready, she came out of the bath room with one of my flannel shirts and ball caps on said lets go . 😂 OK point taken so from that day On i try and look nice if we go together any where

    now If I am parts chasing for a car I am working on or repair project or to the big box store for more lumber nails or ? I go just as I am dirty have grease and oil sawdust no matter I wash my hands and face and what even I have on is good

  • SW0320SW0320 Member Posts: 2,376 ✭✭✭✭

    Whatever my wife will let me get away with is what I wear. She has no problem telling me if my outfit needs to changed when we go out.

    I am glad we live in the country and no close neighbors. What I wear around the house and yard would scare most city folk.

  • susiesusie Member Posts: 7,304 ✭✭✭✭

    I run the spectrum. Sundays after church if I pop into the store I'm all gussied up. Middle of the week and I need to make a run, it's whatever I'm wearing at the moment.

    Hunting season I've walked into the store after being in the woods and haven't showered in 2 or 3 days, blood all over my clothes, wind burned face and hair wadded up under an orange hat.

  • Bubba Jr.Bubba Jr. Member Posts: 8,155 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm of the opinion that take me as I am or move on. That doesn't mean I'm a slob, just that I'm not going to go to great lengths to try to impress anyone.


  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm with @Bubba Jr., I stopped caring about what people thought about what I was wearing, a few years back.

    Dont like what I'm wearing? That's really too bad.

  • Gregor62Gregor62 Member Posts: 3,040 ✭✭✭✭

    My phone blitzed out last night.

    Just letting Kasey know she could show up for a meeting after rolling out of bed and her personality doesn't change.

    20 years in and still one of the best people on GunBroker!

  • 62vld204262vld2042 Member Posts: 933 ✭✭✭✭

    Not really a fair question.......either way.

    Remember "Men are from Mars.........Women are from Venus"........basically. 😎

  • Locust ForkLocust Fork Member Posts: 31,581 ✭✭✭✭

    What is funny is how awkward I feel when I actually DO put a good bit of effort into things. Its like I've got someone else's clothes on and I'm never comfortable. I'm more at peace if I just have a decent looking Tshirt on, jeans, minimal makeup and I get wherever I'm going on time! As far as schedules go....I'm good, everywhere I'm supposed to be when I'm supposed to be there...UNLESS my brother is involved. Then, I'm 15 min late at least.

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  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 13,185 ******

    I'm getting to the point in life where my shower schedule revolves around doctor appointments!

    Sad part is that I now take more showers than I used to!!

  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭

    If you ever feel your not up to any standard

    Take a look on people of

    I truly doubt any one posting on here could even make the list

    Just remember to wear clean underwear and wash behind your ears

    I never got that one just based on common sense


    if you get into a accident or hurt bad chances are

    even what was clean underware Would be the last thing any one would care about or notice lol

  • bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,242 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 20,833 ✭✭✭✭

    If there is a package on my door stoop if I'm towling it (yes that's just me and a towel) I'll look to make sure there are no one walking by first through the peep hole. Now if I have to go to the mail box I'll put on pants.

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