Sunday, August 10, 2008

That Noise You Just Heard...

...was my father rolling over in his grave.

H/T Ace of Spades

From the USA Today

SEATTLE (AP) — A 6-foot-tall, 250-pound mail carrier wants the U.S. Postal Service to add kilts as a uniform option for men.
The idea was defeated in July at a convention of the 220,000-member National Letter Carriers' Association, but Dean Peterson says he is not giving up — and he has his supporters.

Peterson, a resident of Lacey, Washington, spent $1,800 to mail about 1,000 letters and photographs of him wearing a prototype Postal Service kilt — or what he refers to as an 'unbifurcated garment' — to union branches in every U.S. state, Guam and Puerto Rico.

"Unbifurcated Garments are far more comfortable and suitable to male anatomy than trousers or shorts because they don't confine the legs or cramp the male genitals the way that trousers or shorts do," he wrote. "Please open your hearts — and inseams — for an option in mail carrier comfort!"

With his build, Peterson said, his thighs fill slacks to capacity.

Here's a suggestion, loose some weight, fatass.

I know this may shock and or amuse some of you, but my father was a letter carrier for 34 years. He never wore those shorts, he hated those shorts. He took his obligation as a letter carrier (not a mailman) seriously. In the summer I remember my dad coming home from work absolutely soaked with sweat, he walked the majority of his route back then, but I guess when you grew up picking cotton and then went to WWII, walking in the sun carring a leather bag with some mail in it, is a pretty good job. I know he would hate this idea as much or even more than he disliked those shorts that he deemed, "unprofessional".

There's a lot of things my father wouldn't be happy with right now, in a way it's a good thing he's not around to even see this discussed.



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