I was on a long train trip this week, and thinking about the erosion of most of the things that once upon a time would have made train travel elegant and enjoyable. I scrambled to buy an overpriced grilled cheese sandwich at the station (realising once on the train that they’d given me the wrong order), spilled coffee on my skirt, and somewhere in the taxi to train chaos lost my sweater.
Yes, yes! The odors really surprised me. It felt like a bus vibe.
Fully agreed that clear guidelines are better than vague descriptions. I’m also in favor of school uniforms (I went to Catholic schools for twelve years and came to appreciate not having to worry about fashion choices). I wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to college students having to wear business casual or better to class, either. I’m a defender of sneakers on many occasions, though.
Better to over- than under-
dress. That is my 1st rule.
Respect comes into this, essentially for one’s self, which then tends to extend to others. It seems, sadly, almost a word from the past.
Trains are technology from 3 centuries ago. Everything is better now. There's literally nothing that's better back when "trains were elegant". What do you think they did with the toilet bilge back then? Describe the "elegance" involved in it's deposal, please. Life was horrible back then compared to today, LOL.