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Friday, August 13, 2010

Prats of The Week - Southampton City Council

Prats of The Week..and we're back in the room!

It "only" took me an hour to access the net today!

Anyhoo, tis time methinks to award another "Prats of The Week" Award.

This week it goes to Southampton City Council (who seem to feature on this site with depressing regularity).

It seems that Southampton City Council have a bee in their bonnet about the length of skirts that some female staff wear.

As such, a memo has recently been issued (some 50 years after the mini skirt came and went into/out of fashion) telling staff that skirts must be of "reasonable" length.

It seems that the skirts must "show respect to children and families."


Sixty years too late folks!

Southampton City Council, well deserving Prats of The Week!

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  1. It seems that the skirts must "show respect to children and families."

    I haven't run across a child, male or female, who yet objected to a short skirt.

  2. Presumably Southampton Council will have to employ an ‘officer’ to ensure that these new requirements are adhered to.

    I consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to spotting short skirts, and there is rarely an instance of ‘camel toe’, ‘nipple slip’ or ‘hungry arse’ that I fail to notice.

    Do you think my C.V. would look better in Times New Roman or Calibri?

  3. do not forget it is ramadangading dong,must not upset the invader,in case they stop making thier emourmous contribution to our backward technology.

  4. Tonk.3:06 PM

    One person's reasonable is another person's extreme.....What a silly diktat from local Nanny.

    Just laugh at Hi-Viz.

  5. Uncle John6:55 PM

    THe memo apparently gave "examples of smart casual clothing women should wear, including informal dresses or skirts of “reasonable” length or trousers but “not mini-skirts” or jeans."

    However, theya have not set a limit on skirt length (subjective opinion of an individual Officer seems an inadequate method of deciding 'compliance' = send staff home to change)

    And there are som ethnic/religious groups that disapprove of 'trousers' for women, so even full conformity with this 'code' will not ensure no offence is caused.

  6. Anonymous6:39 PM

    Time for blokes to start turning up for work in skirts, me thinks. Then what would Nanny do, apart from keel over?
    We'd have to have a whole new list of diktats, which would probably include making sure the skirts were hi-viz.

    Anyway, what happens to the Southampton ladies if they turn up in a very mini mini-skirt, but have leggings on the thickness of your average local "officer"??