Anorak News | Male train drivers decide skirts are answer to shorts ban

Male train drivers decide skirts are answer to shorts ban

by | 12th, June 2013

IT is hard to know what to wear when the weather has been as hot as it has been. Going to work in sweltering heat is no fun, especially if you work on a stuffy train. And so, if you’re a train driver, you might want to work in your shorts because, as everyone knows, the length of your trouser has no influence on the quality of your train driving.

However, drivers on Sweden’s Roslagsbanan have been banned from wearing shorts, even though they were allowed to in previous summers.

The answer? Protest skirts.

The men who drive the Swedish trains decided to work in skirts after they heard about the stupid new company rules. This change came about after those dumbasses at Arriva took over the company.

Martin Akersten told BBC News:

“We have always said that when summer comes, we will get some skirts and wear them. It’s very warm weather here so we would like to wear shorts but if we can’t then we have skirts for comfort. The passengers stare at us but so far no-one has said anything – well not to me anyway. And I don’t mind as it’s more about comfort.”

Arriva communications manager Tomas Hedenius said that the company won’t be stopping the protest skirts.

He said:

“Our thinking is that one should look decent and proper when representing Arriva and the present uniforms do that. If the man only wants [to wear] a skirt then that is okay. To tell them to do something else would be discrimination.”

And now, Sweden is witness to one of the most tedious stand-offs in history.


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