Turd Ferguson wrote:
I'm a waiter at a steak house, so I'm used to dealing with people. Most of these people are some of the nicest you'll ever meet, some are the douche-ist of the douchebags. All in all, I have over ten years of serving experience with a wide array of people. But, something has been grating on my mind here lately, and an event on Saturday night brought this question to the front of my mind.
When did camouflage become acceptable dinner attire? I'm aware that some people hunt, others are in the military. I don't have a problem with people going out to eat in BDUs. It's the people wearing pristine, clean camo that's got me baffled. "Put on your finest camo, we're going out to eat! Wooo!" This says to me that they've not done any hunting, and they're wearing it because they think it's cool.
But, the event that happened Saturday was some of the area schools were having their proms. And some boys came in wearing black tuxedos with CAMOUFLAGE VESTS AND TIES. WTF? When did this become acceptable? When did this become cool? But, most importantly, WHY did this become cool?
No idea. My uneducated guess would be for the same reason people drive SUVs in inner cities, to get the illusion of an experience (It's kind of the third generation of car advertisement. Back in the days it were utilitarian arguments, how efficient and safe is the car and so on, then came keeping up with the Joneses, cars as prestige object and now it is car as a vessel which helps you to dream. We don't evolve, we regress.) Modern life is so boring but if I wear this military stuff or drive this little monster truck I can pretend that I am in the jungle.