Friends row over PJs

By Poppy Wortman

Friends Christina Nielsen (left) and Jaimee Brooking.
Friends Christina Nielsen (left) and Jaimee Brooking.

Student Christina Nielsen, 21, is an all-year-round public pyjama wearer, frequenting supermarkets, dairies, cinemas, DVD shops and takeaway outlets.

"I am really for it. I just don't see how it affects anyone else. If you think about it, it's just comfortable clothes," she said.

Nielsen said she received horrified reactions strolling along Ponsonby Rd one Sunday in PJ pants and slippers. "I got eyed out by every single person. It was like I was naked. One man even ushered his kids away from me. I just don't get why people are against it. If you buy nice ones they're more expensive than actual clothes, so why wouldn't you want to show them off?"

But retail assistant and student Jaimee Brooking, 21, said pyjama-clad people looked like they did not have enough pride to get ready for the day.

"It just seems dirty and lazy. If you have enough energy to leave the house you should be able to put on clean clothes. It takes 10 seconds to throw some on," she said.

Brooking said one of her close friends wanted to go to a local cafe in her pyjamas while the two were holidaying in Matarangi, sparking a heated argument.

"I was completely disgusted and annoyed. I won the battle in the end but she still couldn't understand why I was so against her wearing pyjamas to lunch."

- Herald on Sunday

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