Friday, August 08, 2008
To Kilt or Not to Kilt
Don't anyone faint. Two posts in two days might just be a record for me. I saw this article and I couldn't resist. When I first spotted the headline on my home page, I thought it was from The Onion. Then I looked again and it was in the regular news section.
Postal employee Dean Peterson (left), who is 6 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds wants to make a kilt an optional part of the official uniform. Although the idea was defeated at the postal union convention last month, Peterson is not giving up. He plans to bring it before the convention in 2010. He says kilts are comfortable and he wears them everywhere--to his sons' activities and even gardening. (I hope he's careful bending over.)
While I have no problem if someone wants to wear a kilt, I guess I don't quite get it. If I have a choice between wearing pants or a skirt, the pants win every time. I've never yet put on a dress that was as comfortable as an old pair of blue jeans. How about you? Male or female--would you prefer a kilt instead of pants?
And if you pick the kilt, we want photos!