Do you think this is tacky?

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Registered: 03-29-2005
Do you think this is tacky?
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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 10:46am

My son was invited to his friend's 16th birthday party -- at HOOTERS. I think this is a tacky location. What do you think? Also, the friend's parents are Christians. What are they thinking? Or, am I being too square?

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Sun, 02-06-2011 - 3:33pm
Thanks for the backup, it's interesting to think that Canadian females aren't just as tacky (being kind) in their appearance as our American neighbours. It's amazing what girls will wear in spite of the cold. When I was in my teens (long ago) we wore super short skirts. Hot Pants & pants of any kind weren't allowed in high school but nothing was said about how short or low our dresses could be. I remember walking to & from school freezing in high heels, nylons & my tiny dress with my winter jacket (longer than dress) open because it wasn't cool to have it closed. Each generation has their own dress code regardless of schools/parents that they try to get away with.

I don't like Hooters or any such restaurant because they are re-enforcing that woman are only to be viewed as sexual objects! But sex sells better than anything & these places are going to exist.
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Registered: 04-30-2000
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 11:18am

I am 'against' them too.....

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 10:01am

Canada has been known for its full nude(bottomless strip clubs)for years.

Hmmmmm.....

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 11:20pm

"Restaurants like Hooters are tacky and classless.

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Registered: 01-21-2008
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 3:58pm

Hi there, I'm back. Just re-read through all of these posts and I think a couple of posters misunderstood this comment of mine,

"Personally I see girls dressed far more provocatively in DD's high school every day."

Yes it's a public high school with a private Catholic high school right across the street. Even our high school has a dress code, no way are tank tops and booty shorts allowed- BUT there are ALOT of girls that get quite a thrill from pushing the rules- then claiming the teachers must be sick or something if they are pulled aside and told their attire is unsuitable. I say "provocative" meaning the way some deliberately wear their clothes so tight their "girl parts" are framed (cameltoe anyone), or wear the required undergarment so sheer that her nipples are plainly visable through a light colored tshirt ("But I'm wearing a bra!" giggle), or those cute 3 pc skirt/vest/ blouse outfits- with the vest so tight it fits like a push up corset.

I remember Catholic school- 5 years for me ;) - through 6th grade (I only went through 5th) we had one piece jumpers but the 7th and 8th grade girls got to wear blouse and skirt. I see the girls today doing the very same thing they did then, as soon as they come out of the building they roll up their waistband and tie up the blouse to show belly. Alot of them even switch to heels from their backpacks to walk home in.

Thats what I was meaning. I find those behaviors far more provocative than what the Hooters girls wear. As for the Tilted Kilt girls- I don't think I could keep a straight face long enough to order if I turned my head and saw nothing but belly button! I also wouldn't personally choose either of those places as a planned thing.

SO when is this party? Have you decided what you're going to do?

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 11:22pm

I'm sure my 15 yr old son would love to go to a place like the Tilted Kilt--his eyes would be popping out of his head, but I would just be terribly uncomfortable being there w/ him.

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 10:09pm

A wedding is a different story. You are going to an event, where young women get dressed up.

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 8:42pm

Obviously Sabr, you have never spent any length of time during the months of July and August in central Canada.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 4:25pm

As they themselves say, "delightfully tacky".

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 3:20pm

Do I think it's tacky? Yes. Would I have my son's day party there? No. Would I prevent him from going? No, it is a restaurant, not a strip bar.

And I agree with the assertion that the name is part of the problem, but they really do promote women as sex objects, imho. The whole "Hooters Girls" thing just grates on me.

Anyway, I've chosen not to patronize them, but if others want to, I do think it's their choice.

Theresa

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