This Summer, the weather in France is hot. So hot that male bus-drivers want to wear shorts at work. Unfortunately, a dress-code rule for their employment forbids shorts. The drivers protested but to no avail.
So what did they choose to do? Wearing skirts! Skirts are permitted by the dress-code. Even though obviously intended for women, the rule doesn't limit skirts to women so they are technically permitted for anyone, male or female.
Here's the story
. No word on whether the drivers are shaving their legs... :-)
What do you think?
Haha, it's in the dress code !ReplyDelete
I think that I'd let them wear shorts, I'd just indicate nothing super short.
Haha- they are too clever!ReplyDelete
I LOVE their response! I think it's perfect!ReplyDelete
LOVE it! I know a bus driver - I'm going to send him that article.ReplyDelete
So so so clever!!!!ReplyDelete
I saw this story on the news this morning! I love it...way to make a statement:)ReplyDelete
OMG, that's hilarious and very clever :) Gotta' love the French!ReplyDelete
Ha ha! I'd call them smarty-pants but now I guess I have to call them smarty-skirts instead : PReplyDelete
Shaving their legs will help them cool down, for sure... but waxing lasts longer and itches less (for those not used to shaved legs).ReplyDelete
Some boys at a prep school in England did the same thing!!!ReplyDelete
They look great. So much cooler than pants in the summer, LOL. Time for a little gender bending!ReplyDelete
That is an absolutely SUPER response to a very arbitrary and harsh rule for such a warm country!ReplyDelete
OMG! Such a great response!!ReplyDelete
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38 degrees and no air conditioning?!ReplyDelete
Such a fuss over a flap of fabric between the legs.
Skirts are cooler anyway, so maybe they won't go back to shorts!
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I am not a fan of rules since almost every rule can be skirted (pun intended).ReplyDelete
The guy in the front of the photo looks like he is comfortable with what appears to look like a large purse.
Being one who hates Dress Codes I applaud them for finding a way around it! Dawn... The BohemianReplyDelete
I think normalizing skirts for men would be a good idea too. (I am Scottish by heritage though, so kilts are "normal").ReplyDelete
They aren't the only people doing dress code protests either - Here's a recent list: http://www.oddee.com/item_100103.aspx
I personally like the "man skirt". I bet they love to feel the breeze between their knees too. In my world though, with all the ren faire people, a lot of guys wear kilts for faires, performances and even just casual festivals and whenever they feel like it. Seeing guys in skirts doesn't phase me one bit. It's almost expected around here lol.ReplyDelete