Message from the police to ladies in London: It’s okay to be falling down drunk, but we ask that you wear pants so that you don’t expose yourself when you do fall down. Really:
LONDON (Reuters) – Women going on boozy nights out have been warned by police to “wear nice pants” in case they fall down drunk in the street.
A Suffolk police safety campaign magazine shows pictures of young women slumped on the ground next to messages urging them: “If you’ve got it, don’t flaunt it.”
“If you fall over or pass out, remember your skirt or dress may ride up,” the magazine says. “You could show off more than you intended — for all our sakes, please make sure you’re wearing nice pants and that you’ve recently had a wax.”
The campaign was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek funny. In fact, it’s something quite different, although I can’t quite find the right word to describe it.