Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A plea......

Today as the day was wearing down a man came in the shop who had decided to get fit by riding his bike ( pedal) to and from work. Very good, this saves the planet and increases his fitness levels very effectively.

As with many men taking up a hobby he has equipped himself fully with all the gear before starting. He was wearing professional cycling shorts, you know, lycra, no imagination required. He is not a small man in height or girth, and the shorts are most definitely a size too small. The shorts are pale pink.

An older member of staff quickly shuffled the junior behind her to protect her eye sight and innocence and got his prescription off him, offering him a seat to hide the offensive nature of his , er, underwear, or lack thereof. (She then ran away and I could distinctly hear choking noises from the tea room.)

The prescription was passed to me and I sat in my chair to start work. On raising my eyes I saw directly in my eye-line the said gentleman sat with his legs akimbo.

AHHHHHHHHH! my eyesight, save me. I have been married for a long time and I have never been willfully exposed to anything quite like that. I have children and still I was aghast. What in the name of heaven possesses this man to go out in public like this, and then display himself in that way. I am sure if any police had been present he would have been arrested. He, of course, sat there completely oblivious.

The plea......... Please, Please look carefully in the mirror before leaving the house. And if the government could ban these shorts, in this man's case in particular?

1 comment:

slh35661 said...

Ha! This made me laugh. Thanks.