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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Seriously Stupid

The Baton Rouge Business Report reports that local community in Louisiana are passing anti-baggy pants laws. How stupid is that? Look, I don't like to see your boxers. No, seriously, cover them up or risk a dirty look, or worse, a comment, from me. ;) But, come on, people, if you want to walk around in your boxers, or pants that barely cover your boxers, you should not therefore be considered a criminal. Ludicrous. Pun only slightly intended.

With Ander, I plan to shape and direct what he wears. He will have guidelines, and walking outside in pants that show his underwear will not fit those guidelines. Nonetheless, he should be in trouble with mommy and daddy, and not the cops, if he disobeys.



Anonymous said...

But the point is, you are a parent that cares. And as a parent of a 7 year old girl, I don't want her to see boys walking around with their underwear hanging out. And if parents won't enforce it, then somebody should. It's just common descency--nobody should have to see me walking down the street with my boobs hanging out, and nobody should have to see somebody's butt hanging out their pants. I think the question becomes, what are the consequences? Jail time--nope. As a taxpayer I don't want to pay for that. Picking up trash on a Saturday morning--yes. Early morning classes on proper descency--yes. But I do see your point that it's ashame that it becomes up to the judicial system to enforce common descency in people.

Anonymous said...

P.S. - I don't know how to spell descensy.

Rachel said...

Know what, Stac? In New York you could walk down the street with your boobs hanging out, and that would be totally legal. At least as long as you were someplace where men are allowed to walk around shirtless.

...OK, I had a point, but I've forgotten where I was going with this. Except maybe that I sympathize a little more with the Yankee attitude towards people who dress inappropriately.