The other day I stumbled upon an unbelievable story: A woman in New York City is suing JetBlue because they kicked her off a flight and questioned whether or not she was wearing underwear! Apparently the woman was wearing tiny shorts which were difficult to see underneath her baggy t-shirt. It sounds like airline workers definitely crossed a line—a male employee allegedly ran a walkie-talkie between her legs to check if she was wearing underwear!—but I think the lawsuit also highlights the importance of dressing appropriately. The woman’s outfit was better suited to working out at the gym or lounging around the house than boarding a plane with hundreds of people. A maxi dress or linen trousers with a drawstring waist would have been just as comfortable, and much more presentable.
I also just read about a woman who is complaining that she was kicked out of Walmart for wearing a bikini. Sorry, but there’s no sympathy from me on this one. It would never occur to me to go shopping in a swimsuit, even a one-piece, and expect to be served. Is it so hard to throw on a shirt or dress?
Finally, a high school in Vermont is banning students from wearing pajamas because so many were turning up to class in sleepwear. In an interview with a local paper, a vice-principal said the pajamas affected the students’ work ethic, and that the school wanted a return to civility. Sounds like my kind of school!