Yoga Pants: A Privilege Not a Right, but Illegal to Wear in Public?
As a few of my co-workers are fond of saying, 'Wearing yoga pants is a privilege, not a right,' but under a new bill introduced in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday it stops just short of making them illegal to wear in public.
According to the Associated Press, Rep. David Moore introduced House Bill 365 in response to a group of naked bicyclists who rolled through Missoula in August. All fine and good, let's have a debate on mass public nudity or nudity in general. But yoga pants?
The Republican from Missoula said tight-fitting beige clothing could be considered indecent exposure under his proposal.
"Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway," the AP reports that Rep. Moore said after the hearing.
Mr. Moore further felt it would be acceptable for police to use their discretion in ARRESTING people wearing "provocative clothing."
After you comprehend the absurdity and incredible waste of time and energy being put into this bill, you'll start to discover the real-world ramifications of Mr. Moore's wishes.
It would mess with my caffeine supply...
I ventured over to my favorite coffee shop this morning and realized nearly everyone behind the counter was wearing the 'provocative clothing', yes, yoga pants. As I informed them they just might be arrested for the possible infraction, they laughed at me and explained that they can't wear jeans and that the pants are comfortable.
Mr. Moore, Let My Baristas GO! Let them be free to wear yoga pants!
Really, yoga pants...