Just when I was wondering what to write about “post Weiner” … another nugget (or two) falls in my lap. (Ugh … that is so not pretty!) So …. this man clears security and is allowed to board a US Airways flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Phoenix, Arizona wearing only women’s underwear, including black thigh-high stockings and heels. And, we aren’t even talking Brad Pitt pretty! No, we are talking a gray-haired (or Monroe-blonde haired, I can’t tell from the picture provided by the Associated Press) middle-aged man, slightly pudgy (I call it like it see it) man.
One of the passengers for that flight took the picture and, along with other passengers, complained to airline employees before boarding. Their complaints were ignored.
U.S. Airways spokeswomen Valerie Wunder (less) defended the airline’s decision to let the man fly, saying employees acted correctly. According to Fox News, Ms. Wunder stated that U.S. Airways does not have a dress code, and as long as one is not exposing one’s private parts, one is allowed to fly. Now here is where the story gets really good. (As if this wasn’t enough)
This happened six days before University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman was literally forced off a U.S. Airways flight and arrested for allegedly refusing to pull up his sagging pajama pants. I might add in Deshon’s case, he was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction after refusing to leave the plane on the Captain’s orders. And the Airlines said that he was exposing a body part. Prosecutors have until July 18 to file any charges against him. What you want bet it gets dropped … (the charges, not his pants.)
To make my position clear (and I mean that in the purest way), I really don’t want to look at someone’s droopy pants, underwear, or nasty butt. Nor, do I want to look at a man in a bra, panties, thigh-highs and heels. As a lady who does wear ladies undergarments, I can assure you, unless that little bulge in front is duct taped, there is a pretty good chance of it popping out and wishing everyone a nice flight. And panties can ride up faster than a plane making its initial take-off. And …..”oh, hell no” ….I do not want to sit next to someone on a plane for any length of time with their pants down to their knees or dressed only in underwear. That’s just plain nasty … and probably a little pungent as well, if you get my meaning.
But the real point I would like to make has to do with the fact that (to my knowledge) there is no dress code for air travel. Obviously, everyone feels that they have a right to dress as they chose. The airlines understand this and probably feel that most people use common sense when deciding what to wear for their trip. The sad part is that the aforementioned incidences may make it necessary to create and enforce strict dress codes. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like being told what to do (big time). However if it increases my chances of never sitting on a plane next to Phil, in his matching little lace panties and bra, black thigh-highs, and a pair of killer black stilettos I would spend the mortgage payment to own …. I’d be the first to applaud the airlines in setting up and enforcing a dress code requiring people cover up not only their private parts, but their underwear. I mean … this has to be put in writing ….(sigh)