It seems that in the state of Vermont, wrinkles and grey hair don’t just make you unattractive, they actually make you frightening.
From this news story:
Vermont Town Has Had Enough With Going Buff
Monday , July 16, 2007
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. —
Topless women on parade? That was fine. Teenagers loitering in the buff, in a downtown parking lot? No problem. Naked sunbathers at swimming holes? It was just au naturel.But a senior citizen in his birthday suit, walking through the center of town on a Friday night, wearing only a fanny pack? That’s where Brattleboro draws a fig leaf.
What was the straw that broke the camel’s back?
On July 6, a 68-year-old man showed up naked downtown, walking the streets during Gallery Walk, a monthly social event in which people roam downtown, stopping in art galleries and shops.
“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” said Select Board member Dick DeGray.
Read the news story here.
Actually, I heard about it on the radio this morning as the regular newscasters fill in time by reading the weird and quirky news reports. I’m often amazed at how people who are dancing around the half-century mark can make cracks about the unattractiveness of getting older.