Train drivers seen wearing short skirts after being banned from wearing short pantsBy Mason White 7:01 AM June 10, 2013
|Stockholm Sweden train driver wearing skirt|
By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A group of train drivers found a way to skirt a new rule that prohibited them from wearing short pants by wearing short skirts, according to photos uploaded to the internet.
Male train drivers in Stockholm, Sweden were told they could not wear shorts during the summer, so they decided to wear short skirts in order to circumvent the ban.
When the group of twelve, working in the Roslagsbanan line in Sweden, found out that they would not be able to work in short pants that were a little annoyed.
Instead of putting their pants back on and having to deal with the heat, they decided to wear the female garment, and even showed off their new clothes on Facebook.
“We have always said that when summer comes, we’ll get some skirts and wear them,” Martin Akersten, who works on the trains, said.
“It’s a very hot climate here, so we’d wear shorts, but if we cannot then we skirts for comfort,” he added.
His new bosses at Arriva had ruled that it would not be appropriate for workers to wear shorts, but curiously did not have a problem with them doing working in skirts.
The company reportedly said that if they would have banned male employees from wearing skirts, then it would have been discriminatory.
Asked how passengers reacted to them with skirts, Akersten said they didn’t seem to mind.
He added: “Passengers were looking at us, but so far no one has said anything, well, not for me, anyway. I do not care as it is more convenient.”Mobile video not loading? Click here to view