Can anyone take a man wearing shorts seriously? This morning at the border crossing one of the agents - these super-serious-I'll-take-your-head-off-for-sneezing men - was wearing his govt. issue and approved shorts. From the knees up it's the standard black uniform with gun, flashlight and 20 other things strapped on around his belt with the serious shirt and badge and everything. But somebody cut his pants off from the knees down and I could clearly see his CHICKEN legs and the hairiness of them and how they led down into his govt. issue black socks and black shoes.
There's something about seeing his legs out in the open that makes me think vulnerable and . . . "Hahahahaha he's got chicken legs!" He doesn't scare me the way he should. Put on some pants man.
The men here in Mexico don't wear shorts like the men of the U.S. it's not La Moda (the fashion.) It's not seen as respected and I can glimpse why. At first I thought it was weird to see every man on the street in 105 degree weather wearing heavy pants, but you get used to it. My husbands the same way, I couldn't drag him outside in shorts for all the tortillas in Mexico.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with men in shorts but for me they always look like little boys. That is of course unless you're the Magnum P.I. sort of man, and then you just look like a pervert. Sorry, but Magnum was the last man to look good in shorts. My dad wears Magnum P.I. daisy duke cut-off jean shorts - the kind where the pocket hangs out the bottom and if he didn't wear undies his balls would fall out. But my dads an old nekkid hippie and lives out in the country and stays out of public that way. And I love him, so he's ok. :P The rest of you? I'm not going to take you seriously. It'd be like taking a lady cop in a tube top serious, just not gonna happen.