Today s life is all about comfort and convenience. Whether it is about cooking ,cleaning , dressing up or even about maintaining relationships. This is the age of achieving comfort zone in every aspect
but sometimes it is carried to an extreme level
What defines the casual or formal level of anything? Is there a set code ?
These days I see men wearing chappals almost for every occassion . How casual/ formal is that?Whether going for a movie or to a friend s house or for a wedding, chappals pop up everywhere😜😬.
I have even had the pleasure of seeing people wear such footwear to a formal restaurant or for a date too.comfortable I guess😀
Imagine my discomfort when I look at those relaxing pieces compared to my heels. Feel overdressed and snobbish. 😞😒
The fault I guess lies in the school of thought that I have been brought up with. I come from the services background where we could not be in night clothes at the dining table even at home. We ( me and my siblings) were supposed to have proper table manners , whether at home or outside. I know some might find it too stifling but none of us thought so at that time and even now .
Today s formal eating starts and ends with a fork and knife , irrespective of how u hold it or keep it in ur plate after finishing the meal. Seven course meal etiquette is far fetched now.Well , I guess ultimately it’s only all about the food ending in ur stomach😂😂
Etiquettes and manners are secondary. Right??😜
I somehow feel that this casual attitude also seeps into relationships. The extra effort is missing . It’s rarity these days to see somebody going an extra mile for any relationship unless of course there is an ulterior motive.
I am not in any way criticising or looking down upon the set norm of casualness.
I am just penning down my observations on the way we are all evolving. Fast moving life has to have fast changing ways. Just a keen observation