Would you tell?

@dragon54u (31636)
United States
February 7, 2009 12:14pm CST
When you see someone with a tag peeking out from their tshirt or sweater or whatever, do you tell them or fix it for them? I do! I can't help it! I'll go up to total strangers, tell them about the tag sticking out and offer to fix it for them. They always thank me with one exception. A teenager had his tag sticking out and I offered to fix it for him. He was horrified and said heck no, it was on purpose! Seems that for a brief time, having your tags stick out was trendy. So, do you tell people if they have tags sticking out or a twig in their hair or something or do you just ignore it?
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Yes, I have been known to say Your tag is hanging out, shall I fix it for you??? I'm also notorious for saying Your slip is showing or Your zipper is unzipped...need any help??? I usually wait for the response before proceeding to help!!! Now, if it's a young person who is dressed less than neat, I expect to get a NO WAY!!! & I don't get my feelings hurt as it is their job to be sloppy!!! I actually appreciate it when someone warns me that I have a problem. But that seems to becoming a lost art!!!
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I appreciate people telling me about those things, too. And you never know, yours might be the only kind word that person hears all day. Yes, young people are sloppy and it's their job! They do it very well!
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
7 Feb 09
What a nasty attitude...I feel sorry for you!!!
• United States
7 Feb 09
Depends on the nature of the relationship, I guess. With my wife, I would not want her to walk around with her stuff all on the wrong side, tags stuck out and all. My kids--it depends. If it was a mistake, I would probably be lenient and go easy on them--the first time. The second time, of course, mistake or not...the consequences would be dire. As far as being a fashion statement goes...may God have mercy on them if they come into my house with tags peeking out because that's what everyone else is doing, pants hanging off their butts, etc. For me it is a sign of rebellion and disrespect. Zero tolerance. Period.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Did you know that the saggy pants thing was started in prison as a way of showing that someone was "available"? LOL! I'm glad you're teaching your children respect for themselves and others. That's sadly lacking these days.
• United States
7 Feb 09
No kids yet. But I am working out a discipline plan far in advance so that when I get them, I will have a sense of the direction I am going to lead my family in. I am going to be very strict. I have taught in classrooms where the kids are sassy, and way out of control. I have already made up my mind. I am going to be part of the SOLUTION and not the problem.
@GreenMoo (11842)
12 Feb 09
Oh absolutely I'd tell someone! I wouldn't fix it for them, but I'd let them know. The only time someone wasn't pleased to be told was a lady who had come out of the bathroom with the back of her skirt tucked into her knickers! She was really angry, but I guess it was embarrassment rather than anything else. I'd certainly rather someone told me if I were in that situation!
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I have had that happen to me when I emerged from the bathroom! I wish someone had told me, I think it was at least a minute before I felt that something wasn't quite right with my clothing!
@Pistas (95)
• Portugal
8 Feb 09
i don't care about those things too much...so I'll probably won't even see it, but if i do I'll tell the person in question.But it's not like a big deal or anything...who cares?at least that's my opinion...we don't have to be so superficial..it's just a tag.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
8 Feb 09
The way a person looks is usually important to them so they'll appreciate being told. I was at a job interview once and another candidate had their tag sticking out and a piece of grass in her hair, so I helped her get straightened out. I didn't get the job but I hope that she did.
• China
8 Feb 09
i will tell !
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
8 Feb 09
People appreciate it when we help them out like this, I'm glad you're willing to help a stranger!
• United States
8 Feb 09
I have the constant need to tell people if something like that happens, alot of the time I get weird looks but I am just trying to help. I would appreciate it if someone told me instead of letting me walk around looking like a fool. LOL Happy Mylotting!!
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I find it strange that only 2 other people beside you and myself would do it! Most respondents would tell a person they knew but not someone they did not know. I find that weird. I guess we're in the minority!
@mrgeebee (133)
• United States
8 Feb 09
sure id tell them , partly to save them from the embarassment and in part to see the lok on thier faces for my own enjoyment . i cant count how many times ive bought myself a pair of jeans and left a tag on , funny , i dont remember anyone telling me it was still there ..lol
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I think I just read that you're from New York, right? People are more gregarious there, more extrovert so I would expect someone from there to tell me about a tag sticking out. I like that. I think people would be better off if we all helped each other like this and weren't worried about whether they'd be offended. And if they are offended, so what?! Blow it off and spread the love elsewhere.
@reichiru (748)
• Canada
8 Feb 09
If it's someone that I know pretty well, I would just immediately tuck it back in their shirts for them, and they thank me for it. If it's someone that I'm only acquainted with, I would tell them instead of doing it for them. If it's strangers, then no, I'm too chicken to go up to random people and tell them. But that trend with the teenager...it's pretty funny, but I never really noticed it. Pretty silly too, when you think about it.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
8 Feb 09
That trend began (and probably ended) in a suburb of Phoenix--I rented a house in an "upscale" development where the teens tried to act tough and cool but never quite got past the "preppie" styles. They were rebelling any way they knew how and usually just wound up looking silly.
@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
7 Feb 09
I would only tell someone that I know and if I have enough confidence with them I;ll also fix it. but not with strangers.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I used to be that way but found that people really appreciate little things like telling them about their tags hanging out.
@Wizzywig (7859)
7 Feb 09
I probably wouldn't even notice... if I did & it was someone I knew I probably would tell them but I wouldn't approach strangers. If you approached me, I'd thank you out of politeness even though it wouldn't be a particularly big deal to me unless I was going for an interview or something.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
7 Feb 09
It is a silly thing, but it irritates me when my own tags stick out. Thankfully, many shirts and tshirts are now tagless--more comfortable and no tags to stick out!
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
7 Feb 09
If it's someone I know then I will tell them because it drives me nuts but if it's a stranger then I'm too much of a wuss to approach them. Another thing that drives me nuts is the stitches from the tags on jeans that get left behind on the pockets or the waist band. I just have to rip those out. And LOL at the teenagers tag being left behind of purpose, I guess I missed that trend!
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
7 Feb 09
That trend didn't last very long, thank goodness. It looked silly. After that I noticed a few teens with their tags sticking out but I think it was something that never really got started well!
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
9 Feb 09
LOL! I do the same thing. I tell them that their tag is showing and they usually thank me too. Sometimes that's the style, though. I've seen so many shirts with the tag sewn on the outside of the shirt. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija