Cool in skirt
Umea (Sweden), Aug. 6 (AFP): A Swedish bus driver slipped on a skirt after his request to work in shorts in the summer heat was turned down, local media reported today.
Bus driver Mats Lundgren, in the northern town of Umea, asked for permission to drive his vehicle in shorts as temperatures reached 25 degrees Celsius, but was told by his company that he could not.
Determined to cool his legs in the inordinate temperatures for northern Sweden, he then decided to show up in a skirt, which is allowed by the transport company’s dress code.
As Lundgren settled in to the driver's seat, the navy blue skirt slid up his thighs just above his bony knees, revealing a pair of hairy white legs.
“It’s even better than shorts. It’s unbearable driving a bus in long trousers when the sun is blazing through the windscreen, but with the skirt it feels just great,” Lundgren told local daily Vaesterbottens Folkblad.
Rolf Persson, managing director of Umea’s transport authority told the paper that he was a little surprised to see Lundgren dressed this way, but his hands were tied as even careful perusal of regulations produced no mention of rules about men in skirts.
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