Guest Post By: For Real
Say What- ?
This story actually happened to me this past Friday night:
David: Hey, I’ve never seen anything like this before on you
For Real: This is what is commonly known as a Shabbos Robe
David: I know, I live in Brooklyn too…..but I’ve never seen YOU in one….(gazes in adoration)
For Real: You’ve seen me in ugly stuff before- sweatpants, my high school uniform- what’s the big deal?
David: This thing is so girly! It’s like a real dress! And it unzips in the front for easy access! This is amazing!
For Real: (Bursts out laughing) Do you know how much virtual ink has been spilled about how UGLY these things are? How these robes symbolize the eventual breakdown of the female body from childbearing and how chicks stop dressing up for their guys?
David: You’re overthinking this. You look good in this and that’s all that counts!
For Real: (Still laughing) You grew up in a world where women can wear whatever they want and you like SHABBOS ROBES! Here I thought “Yeah, now I’ve known David long enough not to have to get dressed up” and you’re taking this AS getting dressed up! I’M DATING THE ONLY GUY IN THE WORLD WHO LIKES SHABBOS ROBES!!!! I WIN!!!! (Start doing victory dance on Ocean Parkway)
David: (Laughs at victory dance) Well I win because I’m dating a girl who likes wearing stuff I like
For Real: David, can I tell the world that there is one Jewish guy who likes Shabbos robes? There are these blogs where Jews whine about Jewish things like that and I want to prove that there is another view on Shabbos Robes.
David: Sure, we’re not using our real names, why not?
(Ed: This story makes me feel good. There’s something nice and comforting and all-around feel-good about it. Good luck For Real! Thanks for the story.)