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Clothes Off

“To say something nice about yourself, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They’d rather take their clothes off.” – Nancy Friday

To an extent I agree with this quote. In my opinion, saying something nice about ourselves is one of the hardest things to do, but not the hardest thing to do. It’s usually easier to let others say something nice about ourselves, as they notice our characteristics, good or bad, from an outside perspective.

Also, the setting in which we would be required to take our clothes off would have to have significant consideration. Would it be in our own home? Perfectly manageable. At someone else’s home? I’ve learned my lesson. In public? Highly unlikely for most.

Personally, I’d rather say something nice about myself before taking my clothes off (sarcasm).

Pant-less Public Parade

Photo taken from Flickr user: Schaffner

Have you ever been caught without your pants? I have, by accident. But that’s a story for another day…

Today is a day that many people will be caught without their pants, on purpose. What apparently started as a prank has developed into a national event. The intention is to ride the subway without your pants and basically go about your ride as you normally would. In other words, you don’t point out the fact that people are not wearing pants.

But, why? Who knows, but I guess it’s a perfect opportunity for people to expose themselves, so to speak. And I suppose there’s no harm done, though, based on some of the pictures I’ve seen, some people do take the stunt a bit too far by wearing only underwear and/or underwear that is quite revealing.

As with any other celebration, event, or parade, this one has officially gone from being the obscure-but-eye-catching episode that it once started as, to the excuse-to-do-something-unusual event that it is now. While it’s not causing serious harm to anyone, I still question the reasoning behind this yearly January-event.

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