Wearing a Bikini in the Supermarket.

@thea09 (18324)
Greece
September 15, 2009 5:24am CST
This has 2 parts and the second part is not meant to be controversial so please comment on either part of this discussion. Personally I wear bikinis. I wear them on the beach, in the sea, and around the house in the heat. From car to beach I wear a cover up. Personally I wouldn't shop in the supermarket in my bikini but tourists do. Would they go into Tescos or Walmart or another shop in only a bikini with no cover. There are local attitudes to consider to. So what do you think on this one? Now the controversial part and I am asking for opinions only, not to be lambasted. I am fully aware that anerexia is an illness and needs treating, not condemning. But yesterday a woman, not a young girl, and I've no idea which country she was .visiting from, but obviously severely anerexic, probably no more than 15 kilos, was shopping in the supermarket in tiny bikini with no cover up. The children were just coming out of school and some of them were disturbed by the 'skeleton' and even though generally polite were too shocked to do anything but ask about it. Any thoughts?
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@jb78000 (15173)
15 Sep 09
the first part is insensitivity. i think anorexics have a very distorted body image so she probably thinks she looks fine, or too fat. she is doing the first thing but she also has serious issues and i hope she gets them sorted because this could kill her.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hi jb, it was a pretty awful sight and I couldn't understand why she didn't just cover up as everyone was bound to stare and it was a pretty disturbing sight but as I said I don't think anyone should shop clad like that anyway. Nor men who haven't discovered appropriate length swimming shorts either.
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@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Sep 09
I agree most people with eating behaviour issues, have a distorted body image, but also it happens that they are not aware of what they are eating, and that is not with enough nutitions. But i still find it pretty scary...
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Downwindz, anorexia is a psychological illness and it isn't caused by eating the wrong things but by refusing to eat anything.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Well, I'll tell you from personal experience that I would NEVER walk around in a bikini; not even a one-piece bathing suit! I was skinny all my life until I started being treated for panic disorder. The meds put a lot of weight on my bones but, until then, I was always underweight. Not by choice, either. I ate mountains of food just to maintain what weight I had! I had to start eating lots of bananas and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a milkshake every night in order to gain one pound! Apparently, I had a super-fast metabolism or something. I would NEVER walk around in a bathing suit! I even had trouble going from the beach to the water without a cover-up! It embarrassed me to be so thin. It sounds to me like that woman was indeed anorexic. They see themselves as pretty when they're nothing but skin-covered skeletons. When they gain an ounce, they're horrified. I feel so badly for those with this disorder because they just can't see how unhealthy their lifestyle is but there is nothing anyone can do until the person with the problem sees that they do, indeed, have a problem and get help for it.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Sep 09
Part 1 - Personally i would never shop in only bikini at the supermarket, or any market that is, It just doesnt seem appropriate in my eyes. Though no problem if you have a coverup, eg a skirt and a top to cover your lower and upper part of the personal areas. Part 2 - I guess all shops have perfectly right to reject customers entering the shop unless they are decently covered in a coverup. I dont even find this offending, because if there is set standards you should pay them thier respect. (unless it is a beachshop, minded on beachwear next to the beach, or icecream stand at the beach, so in places where you can expect the customers only in the beach outfit) What do you think of people doing it?
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hi Downwindz, what do I think of it? I think it's completely unnecessary and how much time would it take to throw some kind of cover on. The shop doesn't reject them but the locals don't think highly of this sort of behaviour and probably confirms that foreign women are all loose in their eyes. Yes I agree with you that it is inappropriate and as I say I can't believe they'd do it at home.
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@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Sep 09
Yeah turists seem to have a behaviour that makes them allowed to do what they please with no respect of the local culture. And now even when we are talking of a young girl, its not that hard to take a simple dress or sarong over your body so the main parts are covered *jebus* if it was my child, she would certainly be told a few things.... *points finger*
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Spot on. And it always seems to be the most unsightly of tourists who actually do this too, I can't believe they aren't embarrased to do it.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Aren't tourists great? I hated living in a tourist spot and I couldn't wait for the season to be over. I'm a little shocked that you have Wal-Mart, I hate that store so much. As for the girl, don't I multiply by 2.2 to get pounds? If that's how I convert, that's awful. But, I don't think we can do anything to prevent more people from falling victim until we change our thinking on body size.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hi Zeph, of course we DON'T have Wal-Mart, never even seen one, but I knew that most people on here would have at least heard of one. We have a very pleasant overstuffed locally owned supermarket which tries to rip off both locals and tourists with exorbitant prices. I get seriously confused on converting weights these days so I do everything in kilos now, she was an awful lot thinner though than my ten year old who is a normal weight at about 22 kilos so I just guessed. Anyway she was definitely less than half my size and I'm too slim by Greek standards. Incidentally I have never heard of anyone from this country having this illness, eating is too much a part of life out here that they'd be whipped off by the family for treatment long before it could ever progress to anything serious.
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@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Sep 09
Exactly and it doesnt help that all the magazines use photomanipulation to make the models look even thinner than what they actually are, which is allready thin enough. Give me a standard sized woman, based on the BMI instead of models with BMI 15-17 :o
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@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Sep 09
Thea, im confident it is because Greek food is sooo amazing :P I get totally addicted to it the few times ive been at a greek restaurant. And it actually reminds me ive seen a Wal-Mart in Germany, surprisingly enough, they have on in Munich. The local supermarkets in my Parents area in Denmark has also based thier prices on turists, especiallyd uring the summer, when it goes winter, prices seem to fall a little bit.
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• India
15 Sep 09
You Should Act according to Your Virtues .. - There's No Need To Showoff Anything Not Worth A Second Look ..
I Would Say IF you Do Have a Good Body Why Not Flaunt The Same .. You Will Surely Get A Lot of Appreciative LOOKS For Sure .. But I Don't Sincerely Understand A Skinny Lady Going In For A Show Off At The Supermarket .. I Really Don't Mean To Hurt Anyone's Feelings ..
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Well Prash, some of us are quite fussy who we get our appreciative looks from if you understand and been ogled at randonmly is not to everyones taste, rather like being wolf whistled from building sites, some of us can lead a fulfilled life without that. If they are looking for appreciative looks they could parade up and down a crowded beach area in their bikini rather than the supermarket.
• India
15 Sep 09
Yes Exactly .. I Completely Second your Comments On Here .. Parading In A Bikini In A Crowded Beach is Where You Can Expect Second Looks .. But Even To Parade In A Bikini You Should Have A Body to Match the Outfit I Feel ..
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Absolutely right Prash, I have the bikini, and the body, I just choose not to parade in front of the local men who would then choose to invade my much unused, peaceful, secluded beach. And when I meet my man on the beach we have far more sense to put ourselves in front of local eyes and use beaches at a great distance away.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Sep 09
Maybe in Greece.....! It wouldn't cause as much stir here in Ireland due to the obligatory accessorising for our summer weather,ie,raincoat,wellies,umbrella,and maybe a scarf...also,going into a supermarket here would be a bit risky in a bikini,what with the obligatory Aircon being on..that brings to mind a couple of video clips my brother emailed Me,taken from a "Candid Camera" type show..this voluptuous Woman in a Bikini,heels,a big purse (Handbag) and a big smile goes into the swimwear section of this place and asks the (Male) assistant's opinion of the bikini She's wearing,as She thinks it's not sexy enough for a party She's going to..She's experimenting in a mirror with a little more butt cleavage,and the guy is someplace else entirely,and then,She selects a few swimsuits,goes into a cubicle to try them on,(There are cameras overlooking the garment rails,there's one looking down into the cubicle,and one outside looking at the cubicle door)and passes the worn one out for him to hold onto..He buries his face in it! re.the Anorexic girl...Wouldn't they usually have such a poor self image that they wouldn't be seen out in a bikini? If you don't have the body to wear a bikini or speedo,please don't.. Me,I wear Shorts,and I haven't been on a beach or in a pool this Year!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
11 Oct 09
Hi Thea..Even the mental image of an Anorexic woman in a Bikini as you described it is shocking enough to take in,as for the most part we'd associate a Bikini wearer with a normal,Healthy body (with some accommodation to be made for brass neck or exhibitionism by the wearer!) I just hope the bikini wearing didn't get her any negativity from those She encountered,and that getting some sunshine was part of her road to recovery...Thanks for the Best response,btw!
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
12 Oct 09
Not as shocking as the possiblity of you in a bikini, pleased to hear you didn't make it into one this year.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
12 Oct 09
The Last time I got "Wet",I was Bodyboarding,so was wearing a wetsuit,so was quite adequately covered up! I'm thinking what would be worse than the sight of Me in Shorts would possibly be in one of those "Borat" Mankini things!
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Hello my friend How are you this fine day? Personally I like bikinis I don't wear them but that is my choice, on the beach its great they have some beautiful bikinis out there, but to me they remind they look like panties/bra if worn anywhere other than a beach to me you are walking around in your underwear and this is not cool, we have a little bit of everything here but I have never seen this, you may see someone run out their car with the wrap around their waste for a quick minute this is cool, because they are covered somewhat, in a supermarket oh no not a good look in my opinion, no matter who is wearing it. Thank you, good discussion my friend, shocking but good lol
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hi Kitty, i thought you'd decided to take a break from Mylotting, hope you are feeling that you want to be here. I agree with you that bikinis have their place and mine stays on the beach or a boat or at home, and not in the supermaket. Actually you'd have a hard time buying a swimsuit in the shops round here, instead of a bikine, unless you were into gold lame and sequins. I often stop in the supermarket on my way back from the beach but I have a sundress pulled over the top. I didn't imagine you'd see much of that sort of thing in New York though Kitty, but to us it's the same thing as if they were doing it there.
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Hello my friend Thank you so much, I am fine my grandson has to go to the doctor, so things changed a little, but I am feeling great no worries my friend. I know what you mean, but in NYC you see a little bit of everything lol nothing surprises me here,maybe I missed it lol this could be possible you know, they do any and everything here how could you feel comfortable in a supermarket with a bikini on, poor children, if nothing else they should think of them. Thank you my friend.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hi kitty, really glad to hear you sounding better. Keep smiling.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
15 Sep 09
IF U HAVE GOT THE FIGURE TO WEAR BIKINIS go for it. i myself don't & never did. I do think the beach is the place to wear them not in a store. anerexia is a sad thing & i can see why the children were upset. I wouldn't want to see someone like that either.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hi Aunty. Glad to see your box unhijacked here. I wasn't trying to come across as prudish Aunty but the main thing is that's it the people who should have more sense than to leave their hotel wearing a bikini in the first place who tend to shop in them, as well as the men in their ancient short swimming trunks. It really doesn't make a pleasant shopping environment especially if all that sweaty flesh gets near one at the till. I've always brought my son up to be well mannered and to never comment aloud on someones appearance, he knows to save it for the car, but he couldn't stop himself yesterday. I explained in the car why she was like that but it would have been preferable if she'd taken the extra moment to throw on a sarong.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Yassou, i didn't think u were being prudish at all. if u were i was to because i think the beach is the place to wear them as i said. People do crazy things. I wouldn't want to go shopping dressed like that. There is a time & a place for everything.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
15 Sep 09
Same in my country, the sexy and scantily clad are mostly tourists, while locals here have a fair mix of sexy and subtle. As for the 2nd part, I feel that the lady should cover up herself. It's not an appropriate and I'm sure she knew that.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hi Zed, it wouldn't be so bad if the scantily clad tourists were the sexy ones, but they invariably aren't, apart from Greek tourists who of course throw something on the tourists we attract are old enough to know better. It sounds similar to here that your locals would dress more discreetly. And for the second part I wondered if she realised why so many people were stopped in their tracks staring, it was a mixture of shock at the statey she was in and in reality a distubing thing for the children to witness.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
16 Sep 09
Perhaps she thought that people looked at her because she's sexy?. Could be that, Thea, otherwise, she wouldn't reveal a little bit too much..
• United States
16 Sep 09
I would personally never wear a bikini anywhere it was not intended. I think people should have the common courtesy to cover up their bodies when shopping and such. If people are sick, they need treated properly and not allowed to wear things if it will frighten children.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
16 Sep 09
Hi Linda I think you are definitely with the majority here for not wearing a bikini in places it wasn't intended to be worn in, as you say it is just common courtesy to cover up when not on the beach.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Hi thea~ I definitely see your point and am quite disturbed by what you are saying about this situation. First of all, here in the US we are not accustomed to going to the stores in beachwear without a coverup of sorts to begin with! At least not in any of the states that I have been, even the Florida where it certainly is quite hot! So to me that would be disturbing enough to see someone shopping in a bikini with no coverup, let alone an aneorexic one! I'm sure that was quite frightening for the children to see as it would be anyone! I don't understand how this woman could walk around like that, except she obviously doesn't "see" herself as others do! That is part of their sickness. I guess if the stores where you live allow people to walk around in any attire it is difficult to protect children from seeing what they will see!
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
16 Sep 09
Hi Opal, I rather thought people wouldn't shop like that in the US but I really ought to have included the sight of the men in those overtight little swimming shorts as being equally ridiculous. Actually the Brits are the worst for this one and I'm sure not one of them would do it back in the UK. The supermarket policy is give us your money and does not impose a dress code and don't complain at all as its less work for the security guard, no where to hide any unpaid for goods. They don't like it though but put up with it and laugh behind the scenes in disdain. You would never see a Greek woman doing this. Re the anorexic, I seem to be churning out the same line here to everyone, very sick and in desperate need of help, but cover up as well please.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 09
Hi Thea, Wearing bikini to a supermarket is not a good practice for public and that is not the right place to wear so little cloth out. If a lady is wearing bikini at the beach, it is accepatable.That is the right place. Although we are in a modern society, but having a right attitude is still an important element. Always bear in mind, get the right place to show off your nice figure(wearing a bikini).
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hi shia, very well put. I can't understand why they do it, and invariably it is the older ones who don't have the good figure to show off in the first place. I've certainly not come across any of the people who work there shopping like that in their spare time, it seems to be a case of throw caution to the wind when in a foreign country.
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
huh. wearing bikini while shopping? are they crazy or they just want some attention. maybe they are so ugly that they just want to have some attention. and i dont think supermarket is the nice way to wear bikini. unless they will going to do some modeling there like they will going to model some bikini lol. crazy
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
hi homeshoppers, yes crazy but true I'm afraid, and not by the young and beautiful who might want attention either. It just amazes me that people will act like this away from their own environment where they wouldn't do it but feel happy ethinough to inflict their bodies on another culture. Funnily enough the supermarket doesn't appear to be in need of models at this time.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
15 Sep 09
Good Morning, thea09! Most of our commercial outlets here....have a sign at the door "No shirt, No Shoes, No Service", which basically applied to the Male Gender! Now, they have started a new sign; "Cover up neck to knees..and We're Here to Please," for the attention of the Female Gender! Just a bikini, and they are asked to "please wear something more substantial!" Whether this just applies to our small Island, or not, I do not know! But I do prefer shopping whenst persons are reasonably dressed! Have a great day! Cheers!
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Sep 09
Great signs to have in a shop :D I do though wonder where the limit goes for the "shoe part" I believe covering up neck to knees show a bit more respect to the shop and the employees rather than going shopping in your bekini. Afterall it doesnt take hours to cover your body up, just a minute or two at the most :D
• Canada
15 Sep 09
Regarding anorexia...as there is so much misunderstood about this disease (mental & physical) I can understand there judgment being clouded about their apparel!
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
15 Sep 09
Hello pergammano, is it really still morning there? I have never come across this style of notice being place on shop doors, I expect that on one hand the supermarket would rather just take their money however they are dressed but it does strike me as inapporopriate. It seems ridiculous though to have to point out the obvious to some people.
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
16 Sep 09
as usual i am late....and it seems that this discussion has generated quite some interest. as for the first part - 'i' presume you mean seeing a bikini in a supermarket. well...not a good thing at all...(unless the wearer is Angelina Jolie)(a simple case of 'selective seeing'). as for the second part - you should not haste in your judgment. maybe she was from Sudan. (you might be aware of poverty and hunger in Sudan). you should have approached her and directed her to some charity organization who feed the poor. as for anorexia, blame it on hollywood..
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
16 Sep 09
Hi Sunny, if you're late then I'm even later. It's rather the ones, male and female, who really should know better, who tend to do this, while the young Greek lovelies stay under wraps, so no excitement there for the local Greek men. But funnily enough even the men, who are Greek when all is said and done, don't approve of this either. If they want to check things out they'd rather do it at the beach. Sorry to shatter your charitable thoughts but this was not a Sudanese starving person, it was an anorexic holiday maker. The starving poor is another discussion, come on I keep urging you to start one. Is that the final avatar now by the way, it's an improvement on the green man waving.
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
16 Sep 09
beaches are good... some things are best kept to where they belong. the avatar is just an attempt..(i was pushed to act in haste..). still working (studying) on discussions...(will not act in haste...)
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
16 Sep 09
In your own time Sunny. I just put up a very hasty one which I thought was a joint venture and now the rabbits run off somewhere leaving me to cope alone
• United States
21 Sep 09
we don't have the choice.it's illegal to wear any kind of "bathing attire" off the beach here.i tried wearing one in my yard one day to do yard work (it was really,REALLY hot)..sure enough,one of the neighbors called the cops. but no,i wouldn't wear one to the store..not the place for it. eek.i would be shocked if i saw a girl that thin too,but i wouldn't say anything. i would be concerned for her health,but me saying something probably wouldn't be of any help.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
21 Sep 09
You have got to be kidding me Scarlet_woman, this is a joke yes.It must be a joke, I've seen people on TV wearing bikinis round their pools in the states. How can you possibly be committing an offence wearing a bikini on your own property? I wore nothing else around the house and on the balconies for over 3 months this summer as it was too hot for any clothes. Like you I wouldn't ever wear one to the supermarket but outside on my own terrace which I presume is similar to a yard is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Really. I could understand if it was a cultural thing in a different country but you are in the States. Please explain further Scarlet_Woman as I'm now utterly confused.
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• United States
30 Sep 09
my state has these puritanical "blue laws" still on the books..ones over 300 years old,and ridiculous.so basically,if they can't get you for anything else,they pull one of those out. all it takes is one prude neighbor complaining about improper dress. i'd hate to see her on the beach..she must be busy all day.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
1 Oct 09
So I can only presume the neighbour sporta a large caftan and a 30 year out of date blue perm whilst carrying her bible round and checking that none of the neighbours recieve any suspicious looking brown parcels. Sure have some old and crazy laws there. If any neighbour reported me for appearing on my balcony in a bikini I would take vengeance of the worst kind, probably helped out by the local policeman who comes round to arrest me.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I think that a full bathing suit is acceptable in stores, and I used to think that a bikini top and shorts would be acceptable... but now I'm just not so sure. I think about children seeing this type of dress, and them being so impressionable... However, I do think that wearing a bathing suit into a store shouldn't be considered taboo but that a person should think about the time of day and whether or not children would be around to see this. They've also got to think of dress code for the store or what other customers might think. I think that it's fine to wear a bikini to and from somewhere, but with coverup as I think it could be considered indecent otherwise. There are mesh shirts that can be worn and are quite stylish in my opinion... lol No offense or controversial issue intended.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Oct 09
I have to say "yuck" to sweaty people rubbing up against others in stores, LOL! Yes, wal*mart is a very popular place here in the USA, but not very good to their employees! My husband and cousin are employees of wal*mart, though different stores.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
17 Sep 09
I too have seen tourists in attires which they wouldnt think of wearing in their country. Most foreigners (especially from developed countries) abide by their rules imposed by their country like a simple example of stopping when the signal shows red light. But when it come to visiting India, they are least bothered about our rules. Last october I met this two woman from australia who were happily smoking infact chain smoking in full public view. Had they been caught by police, they wouldnt have got bail easily. However tehy werent, and ignoring the signboards of no smoking, they were merily having their do. As far as the issue with the lady having anerexia is concerned, I think she just wanted to wear a bikini in public or just wear little clothing in public for a long time and since she couldnt do it infront of her acquaintances, she came to a new place and did it...I cant think of any other possible reason why she did it.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
18 Sep 09
Hi Malpoa, I think that people travelling abroad should find out a bit about the cultures there and dress accordingly. Is it really a criminal offence there for a woman to smoke in public? What about men,I suppose it's acceptable for them to do it. I must say you're picking up some really quaint expressions now, I love them, it reminds me of when my son comes out with something I haven't heard in years and just sounds so perfect, but it's from books by earlier generations. Your one which I love today is 'they were merrily having their do'.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
20 Sep 09
Hi Thea, how are you doing? No it isnt a criminal offence, it is a bailable charge or will be released with a fine by police when arrested. It is applicable to all citizens as well as people visiting India. But here, the lawlessness is quite famous...Even our chief minister of state smokes in frnt of media hi hi...
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 Sep 09
Hi Thea. I know there's a proper place to wear bikinis. I even condemn TV shows which scenes where women wears very sexy bikinis which you can see everything. I don,t think it's good for the children.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
17 Sep 09
Hi neildc, a lot of time is spent out here in the summers on the beaches and in the sea so children here are used to seeing people in swimwear but people should know where it is appropriate to wear it I think. Now what's not good for children is when the tourists decide to go topless, invariably a revolting sight to start awith. None of the Greeks do that heat all. If the tourists do it they don't understand what people are saying about them anyway so the children can have free rein to make fun of them as they'll be doing it in Greek
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
4 Oct 09
That is not what neil said so don't jump on him please. He said there is a proper place to wear bikinis and such like, not that children should be ashamed of their bodies.
• Indonesia
16 Sep 09
Hi thea09 I think tourists, especially in beach or hot area, often do that. Maybe just to be fast and practice, no time to change clothes from beach.. When it comes to tourist, I think we need to appreciate and understand that maybe they have different culture so wearing bikini in supermarket is not a problem for them.. Personally, I won't do that without any cover up (oh, and btw, I don't have any bikini either,,hehehe) But that's fun, child who still innocent will ask if an anorexia woman enter the shop wearing bikini..
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
16 Sep 09
Hi Chrysan, I rather think that it's better if the tourists can appreciate the different culture they are visiting, but as the main thing in the summer is for the businesses to appreciate the tourists cash then they let them do as they please. It's just odd that none of them would dream of doing it in their own culture.
• Indonesia
26 Sep 09
Exactly. They need income so they must appreciate tourists culture. Tourists come for holiday and relax, none of them wanna be confused with adapting to local culture,,etc. They pay! They have money! Hehehe But personally, I think better to know local culture first before visit that country