Last Sunday I ran a race with the fabulous Melissa Z. We were only 2 miles into the 10-mile event and the pack was still dense when we found ourselves stuck behind a woman in skin-tight, super short, Day-Glo orange running shorts constructed of fabric so thin as to be practically non-existent. She might as well have been running naked.
Because we’ve been friends for so long, Melissa and I were able to have an entire conversation about our predicament without saying a word.
“Are you seeing this?”
“The shorts are neon orange – I could see them with my eyes closed from a mile back.”
“I feel like I’m in a porn flick against my will.”
“Not that you have anything against porn.”
“Of course not, but I can’t keep seeing this.”
With that look, we found a hole in the crowd and snaked our way past what Melissa branded The A**tastic Shorts. It was then I realized why I hate leggings worn as pants – TOO MUCH INFORMATION FOR INNOCENT BYSTANDERS.
I just don’t think there’s a better argument against that fashion trend.