Why Yes, I Do Feel a Draft (Repost)

February 26, 2014 (Wed)

KZ

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30 Minus 2 Days of Writing (2014)
Day 26: “Naked and Lost”



Why Yes, I Do Feel a Draft

Originally posted January 16, 2003

It’s funny to think of how much importance we assign to pants (or trousers, as the English call them). I don’t know if it’s due to societal conditioning, or if it’s some deeply rooted instinctual preference, but it’s hard to take a guy seriously when he’s not wearing pants.

Case in point: let’s say you and your friends were rough housing in a public pool, and a shirtless lifeguard told you to stop. If you and your friends were rational people, you’d be inclined to listen to him. Now consider the same scenario, except instead of a shirtless lifeguard, imagine him free-balling in a tank top. If this pantsless lifeguard told you to stop horsing around, and you and your friends were rational people, you’d probably laugh at the guy and subsequently kick the crap out of him.

A man without pants gets no respect. And really, that’s a shame.


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11 Comments

  1. Ziva          
    February 26, 2014 at 11:59 am Reply

    This is a real problem that hasn't received nearly enough attention in recent years. Let's all speak up about this issue.

    Or not. I'm good either way.

  2. dufus          
    February 26, 2014 at 11:59 am Reply

    Did you hear about the old guy who always wore bermudas died? Yeah, seems he couldn't catch his breath in short pants.

  3. Malisa          
    February 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Ha ha ha! That mental image in my brain might be there for eternity.

    By the way, Lurch calls pants "britches".

  4. Malisa          
    February 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm Reply

    Ha ha ha! That mental image in my brain might be there for eternity.

    By the way, Lurch calls pants "britches". :)

  5. ReformingGeek          
    February 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm Reply

    Oh my. That is some image!

    Oh, wait. I need to go get dressed now.

  6. Linda Medrano          
    February 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Oh now wait a minute. I have taken several men very seriously when they took off their pants!

  7. Nicky          
    February 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm Reply

    "...it’s hard to take a guy seriously when he’s not wearing pants."

    I find it harder to take a guy seriously when he is. But I'm guessing that's just me.

  8. Nicky          
    February 27, 2014 at 3:10 am Reply

    Hey, where did my comment go? I left one here last night saying that I found it easier to take a guy seriously when he wasn't wearing pants.

    Hmmm, maybe your comment section didn't take me seriously.

  9. Nicky          
    February 27, 2014 at 3:11 am Reply

    Whoa. Now it's there. I need to stop drinking vodka for breakfast.

  10. Linda          
    February 27, 2014 at 10:25 am Reply

    Funny, all the signs say shoes and shirt required. I bet, though, they have something to say if a bunch showed up with no pants, pointing to the sign as they walked in.

  11. Katherine          
    February 27, 2014 at 6:26 pm Reply

    Hmmm depends on the man?

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