An Under-statement!


A clerk was stocking shelves in a mall store I was at recently. His pants were so low-hung that his underwear made a statement I did not need to see. Then he bent over and the statement got worse. I said his appearance made him and the store look bad and it offended me. He just said he liked being comfortable. Whose comfort matters more, a worker or a customer? Why are companies such cowards about a sensible dress codes?

Submitted by
Hugh Ben Dover & Ike and Zeke Leerly

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Walt Pickut
Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.