Monday, January 9, 2012

Why Ride the Subway with Pants?


Yesterday was the worldwide No Pants Subway Ride event. Riders in major cities across the world casually rode the subways without their pants. (Underwear on, however.) The event was began by Improv Everywhere ten years ago, a group with goals to "elicit laughs" and cause "scenes of chaos and joy" with no political agenda.

Afterward riders met in select bars for festivities to mark the event.

Reading about this important social behavior got my brain spinning. So what if a couple met on the subway during this random, bizarre event? Maybe they both were without pants. Maybe only one of them was participating and the other struck up a conversation with him about his pants less state. Interesting story inspiration. I'm filing this one away as possible short story fodder. Pants less subway love.

Now tell the truth. Were you on public transportation yesterday without your pants? I only wish my day had been that interesting.

3 comments:

Wynter Daniels said...

Hmm. Interesting concept. Can't say I participated in that event.

Naima Simone said...

LOL! I've never heard of this event! It's like NaNo but without pants...and no writing...but lotsa laughs! I love it! Too bad we don't have a subway in our city so that kinda sticks a No-Fun kink in my No Pants Subway Ride day...but what about the bus? Hmm...something to think about getting started up here in the 'ol South...*snicker*

Michelle Polaris said...

It does sound like it could have been fun. There's always future years!