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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

S is for Spectrum


The word spectrum implies a broad range of conditions or behaviors grouped together with a unifying theme between extremes at either end.

Today I'd like to take a look at men from slobs to suits.

A slob is a person regarded as slovenly, crude, or obnoxious. A slob can also be sloppy, coarse, gross, and slurps his food and drinks. A slob could be someone who doesn't take any pride in his appearance by being unkempt, dirty, doesn't bother to shave, and/or wears dirty clothes. A slob could also be someone who swears a lot, tells shameful stories or jokes, or is generally simply annoying.

A suit is regarded as someone who is thought of as looking professional, whether in formal or informal terms. In other words, a "suit" cares about his appearance, is clean, tidy, and cares about his personal grooming. This would include showering, shaving, and ensuring that nose hairs and finger nails are trimmed. In short, he respects himself and everyone who sees him.

"Slobs" and "Suits" are two ends of the spectrum and naturally, there are all sorts of men who fit somewhere in between. And of course there are situations where one might appear a bit slobbish for a time (e.g. camping out in the wild). Personally, I prefer the half that tends towards the suit, and I'm sure most women would agree with me.

Men seem to be turned on visually by women. However, they often fail to realize that women get turned off if what they see is not visually appealing. I may be simply speculating here.

Of course, slobs and suits can be related to women, as well. But what I'm trying to say is that we should all take a good long look in the mirror every once in a while and ask ourselves, "Am I a slob? Or am I a suit?"

Which do you prefer?










16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Lord, save me from the slob!!! What a fun, laugh-out-loud post, Leslie!! Just what I needed on this gray afternoon! Too funny -- or maybe too true! Whatever, I loved it! Hope the rest of your week goes well!

Sylvia

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! I just LOVE Mr. Clooney... That slob is pretty cute too! Thanks for making me smile!

Mara said...

If George would turn out to be the ├╝ber slob, I probably would still like him...

photowannabe said...

Too funny Leslie.
What a choice...of course Geo. Clooney gets my vote.
Today I have to admit I am rather slobbish. Its cold, going to rain and my nose is drippy...guess I don't need to go any further. (:0)

Beverley Baird said...

What a great post! Loved your choice for today!
It is true though - we need to check the mirror adn put our best foot forward!
Hope you had a good long weekend!

nancygrayce said...

I don't want a slob.....but I have never been too fond of George Clooney either! I guess he's just not my type...:)

Roger Owen Green said...

A "suit" is also a pejorative term for corporate bureaucrats. So the slob isn't so unappealing - OK he is, but the suit isn't necessarily better.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

Hilarious! Or not. Depending on whether... Oh, well, never mind. :) Good post!

jabblog said...

I'm with the suits - slobs are repugnant. Great post :-)

Trubes said...

Thoughtful and funny article Leslie, little more to add really.
I don't like 'slobby' men, Imuch prefer a wellgroomed man be it casual or 'suited and booted!

Di.xx

Smalltown RN said...

OH Leslie...my hubby fits both of those perfectly...there are days he is just a "slob" hasn't shaven in days and burps after his beer, and hten there are days when he cleans up very nicely, is polite and thoughtful....so I think there is a bit of both in most men....well that is just my opinion....

Great post....and yes George hands down!!!!

Berowne said...

>>...we should all take a good long look in the mirror every once in a while and ask ourselves, "Am I a slob? Or am I a suit?" <<

Or am I one at one time, and in one place, and the other at a different time and place?

Paula Scott said...

Of course, George wins!
Spectrum-what an excellent choice! A dear friend of mine who passed away from cancer last year was very much so into spectrum-in the spiritual/new Age sense.

Powell River Books said...

I eye was never turned by a suit, in fact we had a joke at work about "snakes in suits" prowling the dating scene. Now give me a guy in jeans or cargo pants, a t-shirt and a hat and I'm all over that. - Margy

Liz said...

Not too suited but I'd have George Clooney any which way!

Liz said...

Not too suited but I'd have George Clooney any which way!