Maybe I’m clueless. For the life of me, I can’t figure it out. If somebody out there knows more about this trend, this fad, whatever you want to call it . . . I beg you, please clue me in. Who came up with this saggy-pants/show-your-boxer-shorts/crotch-to-your-knees thing? And then who was the next person? Who saw the first person doing it and decided it was a good idea?
Like I said, maybe I’m clueless. Maybe there’s some purpose behind it that I can’t fathom. I know this trend has been around a while, and I’m late to the party, but can’t we just let it die, already?
You know that uncomfortable feeling you get when you see someone with a runny nose who barely seems to care? They sniffle and smear their nose with a bare hand, unconcerned about grossing out the people around them. That’s like the feeling I get when I see someone wearing pants that are too big and hanging halfway down their backside with underwear showing. You know, you want to give the person with the runny nose a box of tissue, but you suspect they’d have no idea what to do with them. I wonder if it’s kinda like that if you offered the person with the wardrobe malfunction a set of suspenders.
One of my waking nightmares is imagining seeing a group of these people playing basketball. Then, with a mute sense of horror, I realize that probably somewhere, every day, it’s actually happening in real life.
Perhaps I should be comforted with the thought that, should a large predator like a tiger or polar bear escape from the zoo, I will probably be able to out-run anyone misusing their clothing in such a way. Seems a bit cruel, I know, but survival of the fittest is not pretty, either.
Photo courtesy flickr’s malingering