My wife's a good sport and last year while on vacation driving around the North West, she let me schedule a down day for us at a small rural nudist club. Like many of the smaller family run clubs, everyone was nude there to the extent the weather allowed them to be, including the owners as they went about the business of running the place.
This year, while driving around southern California, we had an extra day and I suggested that we enjoy another down day relaxing at another resort. This time, she wanted something more upscale, complaining that the last place was like hanging out in someone's back yard. Wanting to make her happy, I researched the possibilities. Though SoCal was experiencing a terrible drought, it was our luck to be there when widespread rain hit. To minimize the impact to our trip, we headed for Palm Springs. Bracketed by two rainy weekends, the Desert Sun Resort there was virtually empty and they dropped their price enough that I booked a night there. The weather while we were there during the week was perfect!
While it doesn't bother me in the least to interact with clothed people when I'm nude, my wife was fascinated with the employees not only being dressed, but impeccably so, appropriate to their duties. The receptionist was dressed as one would expect a receptionist to be. That's not unusual, given that they're the interface to the outside world. But the landscapers and the maintenance people were dressed like landscapers and maintenance people. Worse yet, the housekeeper were impeccably dressed as (gasp!) housekeepers. The place was first class. Beautifully landscaped with top notch rooms and facilities. But my wife couldn't get over the difference between "us" and "them" to the point that she wondered what "they" thought of "us". She even asked a few of them what they thought (as one should expect when asked by a stranger, they said they were happy to be working there).
I've been to several "clothing optional" places where a good percent of people there are clothed. I understand that some people find that easier to deal with at first, but people being the social animals that they are, are most comfortable when everyone's on the same level. One of the upscale places I often go to isn't CO, but the employees at their fancy restaurant are dressed as they would be in fancy restaurants elsewhere, even if everyone being served is comfortably nude. As odd and hypocritical as that seems to me, it doesn't bother me. But it would bother my wife who would see those clothed as being "them", separated and different, from "us".
That blows my mind. I think of clothed people as being naked people covered up. Clothed people think of us as being somehow "different" than they are. We aren't. We're just not hung up as much as they are about having to hide ourselves from each other.