Canadian MP blames tight underpants for untimely exit from parliament
A Canadian MP blamed his too-tight underpants for leaving parliament in a hurry on Thursday morning….
“I can blame it on a sale that was down at the Hudson’s Bay [Company] – they had men’s underwear on for half price. I bought a bunch that was clearly too small for me and I find it difficult to sit for any length of time.” So says Canadian MP Pat Martin explaining why had left his seat after a vote.
“I apologize if it was necessary for me to leave my seat briefly, but I did not mean to forfeit my right to vote.”
Conservative MP Royal Galipeau then asked deputy speaker Joe Comartin if a vote still counts if an MP stands up while it’s being counted.
“Let me try to deal with this with at least some seriousness, we all understand that we have to be in our seats at the time the motion is read … the member for Winnipeg Centre was in his seat at that time, ” said Comartin. “He did step out of his chair for a very short time and was directed by me to sit down again. I didn’t understand the explanation at the time, that he subsequently gave … can’t say I really understand it at this point.”
The vote counted.
Menwhile, in other sitting down hobbies, rowers: