Friday, August 26, 2011

Saggy Pants on Yonge

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I saw a guy walking down Yonge Street the other day with some version of shorts half-way down his thighs. I mean, he was a walking, talking wonder of gravity-defiance. I figure the only thing keeping his pants up was his wide-stance way of walking -- he walked with his legs at least a foot or more apart.  Which perhaps explains this: "This week, a San Francisco high school teacher in the Sunset District called police to intervene in a dispute with a student, who "became belligerent and took a fighting stance" after he was told to pull up his pants."

He may have taken the fighting stance in order to keep his pants up.

At any rate, the guy on Yonge Street undoubtedly thinks he looks cool, but the word that came to mind as I looked at him from behind was "retarded". It was like he had a sign on his back saying, "I'm unemployable; nobody's gonna hire me, you might as well get used to the idea of cutting me welfare checks for the indefinite future".

Could someone please remind me why you and I are deemed responsible for keeping this guy via the social system rather than this guy taking some kind of responsibility for his own life? Leftists/liberals say "take care of the guy". Conservatives say, "pull up your pants and go out and find a job".

What do you say?


maryT said...

If these guys in baggy pants ever commit a crime they shouldn't be able run very far. lol

Anon1152 said...

But I think you've made a lot of assumptions about this guy that aren't warranted. Maybe he is on welfare. Maybe he's not. Maybe saggy pants and welfare correlate in some way. Maybe they don't. It's entirely possible that the guy makes more money at a legitimate job than you or I could ever hope to make. If he's patented the antigravity technology you mentioned, he could make millions...

I personally prefer my pants pulled up, and secured with a belt. I also tend to worry far more about my own pants than anyone else's.

RkBall said...

And that's why you are a favourite at the Ball Bounces!

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"