Whenever I take myself off to bed for the night, I never wear Jimmy Jams (pyjamas). It feels like getting dressed up just to go to bed, similar to putting on a suit! On a recent shopping trip through one of the major high street stores, I was amazed at the variety of bed wear there is.
From all in one sheets complete with a bobble hat, similar to the one Ebeneezer Scrooge would wear, to a Tartan patterned two piece that wouldn’t look out of place on a golf course. I know for a fact, if I should start wearing any of these ‘bed suits’ I would not sleep a wink. Imagine going to bed in a two piece suit, how uncomfortable would that be?
How many men have woken in the morning and realising they’re late for work, have made a dash for the bathroom, quick wash and shave, dressed and headed off into the cold light of day and then noticing their pyjama bottoms hanging out below their trousers! Even worse if they have to use public transport!
I admit, wearing pyjamas can have benefits. Staying at a hotel overnight and the dreaded fire alarm goes off at 3:00am! You have to dash outside with every other resident, porter, receptionist, chef and anyone else, and when you’re wearing only a loin cloth with slippers it can be a little disconcerting.
One funny moment I did have on a fire alarm occasion at silly o’clock time, I was wrapped up in a bath robe that I managed to grab on my way out. Next to me, in the freezing night of the hotel car park trying his very best to look inconspicuous, was a middle aged guy in flip flops wearing a lady’s full length night dress! To make matters worse, it was see through. I suppose if ever there was a case for wearing pyjamas, then that must be it.