“Trash The Dress”

29 Aug
Dear Readers,
My sister called this morning and the first words out of her mouth, “did you see the Today Show?” Proudly I said, No, I am now a proud card carrying viewer of Good Morning America! 
Well she said; have you ever heard of “Trash The Dress?” Again I said No!
She went on…Women who do not want their wedding dresses after their lovely weddings “trash the dress” in mud, water, dirt etc., while getting photographed. The Today Show did a segment on Maria Pantazopoulos, a newlywed of only two months put on her wedding dress, went in to a river (to have pictures taken) to “trash the dress” and drowned. The wet dress (of course) became far too heavy for her handle.
Have we all truly lost our minds? “Trash The Dress” Have you heard of this completing disgusting form of extravagant destruction or am I the only one in the dark, or at least I was?
“A Canadian woman drowned in her wedding gown over the weekend posing for “Trash the Dress” photographs.
Maria Pantazopoulos, 30, hired a photographer to take pictures of her wearing her wedding dress in the Ouareau River near Rawdon, Quebec.
When she waded into the water, the dress became heavy, pulling her under and downstream.”
“Trash the Dress” is an increasingly popular trend in which brides destroy their wedding dresses after they are married and document the process. Some brides have been known to crawl through mud, splatter themselves with paint, or frequently, jump into water.”
The first thing out of my mouth  (truly not proud)… 
…This is nature’s way of weeding out the stupid to prevent them from reproducing. 
Of course my sister was most displeased with my response and please know I am not saying this wasn’t an awful tragedy and a great lost of human life but come on now. Not only do I think it is just awful to trash a dress costing thousands of dollars as well as, a hugely disguising public display of spoiled rottenness. 
Which brings me to my next two questions: 
1) Did no one have an IQ above 50 in this outdoor excursion?
2) Did it not occur to anyone that yards and yards of wet heavy material wrapped around a tiny woman (100 pounds) was going to sink her? 
My more mindful balanced suggestion adding well needed peace and harmony into this world of ours; Donate the dress to charity, women could get photographed walking in to the charity of their choice in their beautiful wedding dresses making another woman’s dreams come true! 
I am now going to make a prediction…the girl’s family will sue the photographer. Placing no responsibility on Ms. Pantazopoulos stupidity and all her bad decisions, (free will) leading up to her tragic death. 
Asklotta and staff will MIND YOUR BUSINESS today with an IQ above 50, choosing NOT to be in formal wear when in the water!
Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do!
Kindest regards,
President and CEO

12 Responses to ““Trash The Dress””

  1. legionwriter August 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Gee whiz…

    • asklotta August 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

      I know, I know I was harsh…but this is when I hear my mothers words…”if you look for trouble, you will find it.”

  2. Liz T. August 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Wow! My, these young brides sure are taking their new marriages seriously, aren’t they?! Disgusting. What a hideous way to start out a marriage. Also, what sort of trashy bride would even want to do this? To any new husbands out there whose wife wants to “trash the dress” … I say “trash the bride” … and find out BEFORE the wedding if she plans on doing this!

    • asklotta August 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

      Right? Such little regard for their special day and for all the work and money spent on the day! My mother would always say, “if you look for trouble, you will find it.”

  3. Fay Moore August 30, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    Loved this: “This is nature’s way of weeding out the stupid to prevent them from reproducing.” Truer words were never spoken. My addendum to your quote is “There’s no help for stupid!”

    • asklotta August 30, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      🙂 I kept hearing my mothers words, “if you look for trouble, you will find it!”

      • Fay Moore August 30, 2012 at 11:01 am #

        The whole idea of trashing the dress is foreign to me. Especially since today’s brides want to spend a fortune buying the darn thing. I’ve been thinking about this since you brought it to my attention. I just don’t get it.

      • asklotta August 30, 2012 at 11:56 am #

        Fay either do I. The whole concept of destroying escapes me, thankfully!

  4. t August 30, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    I have never heard of anything so ridiculous. The damned things are already way overpriced, donate them to some who can’t afford but will appreciate it’s value.

    • asklotta August 30, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      I couldn’t agree with you more…it is just gross!

  5. discreetly synonym October 23, 2014 at 3:02 am #

    Awesome post.

    • asklotta October 23, 2014 at 9:30 am #

      Thank you! please come and visit again!

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