A friendly reminder that it will (almost) be socially acceptable to walk around trouserless next Friday . So, it might be a good idea this week to tone those legs by taking the stairs. You might have heard of the No Pants on the Subway day held back in January. That’s certainly for hardcore leg-showers, but the Official No Pants Day is always held on the first Friday of May.
Now lets stop here for a second and allow the snickering Brits to have their fun with the word pants. I’ll let the No Pants Day website FAQ explain themselves:
Did you know that in Britain “pants” means underwear? Shouldn’t it be No Trousers Day instead? Hmmm.. this holiday could be extremely interesting in Britain, then. But seriously, No Pants Day just sounds catchier, doesn’t it? And besides, this gives British people something to mention when you bring up the holiday around them. They laugh and say, “In Britain, ‘pants’ means….” etc, etc, and they feel good for being the center of attention. So bully for them!
No surprisingly, as prudish as everyone assumes Americans are, you’ll find quite a few of them in the No Pants Day gallery proudly ‘dropping trou‘. Interesting.
So what can you do to celebrate? Glad you asked. It’s quite simple actually. Hit the streets in your knickers. See, the whole point of this day is to “relax and enjoy the humour inherent in people not wearing pants. A good rule of thumb is to pretend like you were going to wear pants, and then just fail to put them on.” Easy po peasy.
Anyone planning on going trouserless (at some point) next Friday?