When my oldest daughter, Cassie (age 11), moved into junior sizes around Christmas time last year, I remember being appalled by the condition of the fitting rooms we encountered: empty hangers, clothes on the floor, cluttered benches. I assumed it was because of the hectic Christmas shopping season at the mall.
I was wrong.
In the six months since, I’ve discovered that a tidy fitting room used by pre-teen and teenage girls does not exist in the Tri-State area. I can only image what these girls’ bedrooms and bathrooms must be like if this is how they clean up after themselves in public.
As Cassie tried on clothes the other night, I watched as one young thing with an engagement ring peeked into a messy dressing room, asked if I was using it, and then shuttered herself inside to try on a dress. When she was done, she simply left the dress on the floor where she’d stepped out of it and went back to shopping. Unbelievable! I guess her guy’s not marrying her for her housekeeping skills.
So what’s my point? Always leave your fitting rooms clean for the next person and teach your children to do the same. You know – Do unto others and all that. It used to be called “common courtesy”, but obviously, it’s not all that common anymore.