Monday, August 24, 2015


A FEW DAYS AGO, ON A NATIONAL NEWS SHOW, one of their lead ins for an upcoming hour was this;  Should it be OK for men to wear shorts to work? I have to admit upfront that I don't know what they came up with, because I had watched the show for an hour and that is about all I can stand of their silliness and their love affair with all things Hollywood. And certain politicians. They get so carried away with things like Bruce Jenner and what he did and things like that, that if a maggot was watching it would gag. I don't gag, cause I just turn the TV off. or maybe change the channel to something more sensible.  But, to get back to the question in the heading, would you wear them? Shorts, that is. To work.  Or to play.  Well, I will step on a few toes.
I will say up front, I have never worn shorts any where. At least not since I was old enough to make a decision about what I would wear. If I wore them before that, I don;t remember doing so. And I will not wear them in the future.  I just won't.  Why?  Well, I just would feel naked doing so.
Now, I will say this, and this will make some of those mentioned toes hurt. I know I have sons, grandsons and grandsons in law who wear shorts. At least to play in. Probably not to work, as far as I know. Now, I want to say this.  Hold you beating until you finish reading and then pound away. I can take it, I have pants on.  
I have seen both men and women wearing shorts.  I can say this. I have seen hardly any men who look Ok in shorts and not a lot of women either.  Some women just should not wear shorts. And no men.  Now, having said that, I am talking about shorts that are above the knee. Way above. I have seen a lot, I repeat, a lot, of women who wear shorts at or below the knee that look good. And they usually have shorts on that are tailored to their body.  I will admit here that there are a few men who are in good physical shape who look OK in shorts below the knee. Out on the golf course. But, well, I guess it is just a phobia of mine that men should just be dressed. In long pants. 
Did any one who may actually read this drivel watch the show that talked about this. If you were able to get through all their silliness, what did they say about men wearing shorts to work.  Probably were in favor of it.  But then,  THAT'S JUST THE OPINION FROM THE DITCH BANK


  1. 1. I had no idea you felt so strongly about shorts.
    2. I'm trying to imagine you in shorts and laughing. A lot...

  2. I knew an old cowboy, former boss on the Diamond- A. Crusty, taciturn, "old school".
    I asked him one time if he ever wore shorts and he looked at me like I was crazy and said he hadn't....ever...not one time...I laughed and said "even around the house"?....He said "nope". Never even cracked a smile

    true story... Mike Berger Silver City NM


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