Monday, September 6, 2010
Hooray: Anti-sagging pants law means less butt cracks
Thumbs up to the mayor of the town of Dublin in Georgia, USA for modifying municipal laws to include sagging pants as part of indecent exposure. With punitive measures ranging from $25 to $200, all the way to 40 hours of community service for repeat offenders, the residents of Dublin can breathe sighs of relief. I would definitely heave a sigh of relief if I knew that my eyes have been spared the torturous and ghastly view of dirty boxer shorts, sun bleached G-strings and dry, stretch marked butt cracks!
Let the so called hip-hop culture fanatics moan themselves into frenzy. Let some cry racism and claim that the move is a direct attack on what they claim is a predominantly black culture. Let the attention-seeking, pavement-strutting “models” bawl buckets of tears about their freedom to wear whatever they wish to wear. Whatever the world might say in opposition to these laws, I still say to Mayor Phil Best: You are the man, you are the best! Here is hoping that this example that has been set by Dublin town, the latest among the pioneers of the anti-sagging pants battle, can spread like the wildest of veld fires to the rest of the world.
Were it not for the fact that most of the young men wearing their pants at half-mast appear to be armed and dangerous hoodlums, I would have taken it upon myself to forcibly hitch all sagging pants that come my way. I would even go to the extent of securing them firmly around the owners’ waists with a strong wire! At times though, you get a sense that these baggy pants are sagging so low that there is a strong possibility that the youngster has soiled his pants. Trying to help in such a situation can obviously turn out to be a messy and smelly exercise. The best way therefore of bringing sanity to this warped dress code, is the Phil Best, legal route!