Mailman longs to wear kilt on the job
A 6-foot-tall, 250-pound mailman is lobbying to wear a kilt on the job, but so far with little success. The National Letter Carriers' Association rejected his idea in July despite impassioned claims of chafing, scarring, and genital constriction.
Obviously this is a clearcut case of unbifurcation discrimination:
"Unbifurcated Garments are far more comfortable and suitable to male anatomy than trousers or shorts because they don't confine the legs or cramp the male genitals the way that trousers or shorts do," he wrote. "Please open your hearts - and inseams - for an option in mail carrier comfort!"
The union's executive committee recommended disapproval, saying there was not enough demand for kilts to be worth the bother of the resolution, and delegates agreed by a large margin.
But Peterson said there are plenty of approved uniform items that very few mail carriers wear, including a cardigan sweater, vest and pith helmet. He said many convention delegates did express support after his resolution was voted down.
Peterson knows convincing management will be an uphill struggle, but has no plans to skirt the issue.
With his build, Peterson says his thighs fill slacks to capacity, causing chafing and scarring.