Friday, April 16, 2010

NY State Has NO BUDGET ...

  
... So Our Lawmakers
Debate An Underwear Bill!
  

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well I always knew something stunk!

Although I must admit I thought there were already health laws that prohibited undergarments and bathing suits from being returned, and shoes being tried on bare feet with no "stockings" or socks...?

SCATS said...

To 6:58PM ~~ That makes two of us! Maybe there IS a law already and Gantt just hasn't looked it up!

Anonymous said...

RE:6:58
Apparently there are no such laws, or they are being enforced

Noted germophobe Matt Lauer did a report on this subject on the today show a few weeks back
I saw this report admittedly half awake, but if I recall, the NBC news staff (Channel 10 is the local affiliate) put a hidden camera in a location and filmed staff in places like Victoria's secret place returned undergarments on a rack with no cleaning They found similar issues in other stores

I admit it is not as serious an issue as the budget, but it is not simply a joke and for many people a serious issue

I guess mother was right about clean underwear?

SCATS said...

Too bad it's Friday night or I would call the Health Dept. and ask some questions. I thought there were laws, too. I know I was told by someone that thrift shops can't sell used undergarments, thank gawd! I'm wondering if the current health code prohibits a retail store from reselling USED undies ... vs. a law prohibiting a customer from returning such items. I'm not even sure what the definition of "underwear" includes. Boxers, briefs, thongs, panties, pantyhose, athletic supporters, etc of course. But don't women try on or return bras rather often? Should they be included? Can we trust the politicians to decide these things for the commoners?? LOL

Obviously, stores are selling them "used" or it wouldn't be an issue. That being said, I still don't think this moment in time is "THE TIME" for Albany to worry about a somewhat limited problem when they haven't gotten the budget completed!

PS ~~ Be sure to wash before wearing ALL new clothes purchased!

Anonymous said...

Here's the story and the video:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/03/victorias-secret-blooming_n_483941.html

Anonymous said...

Great story SCATS. This is WAAAAAYYYY more important than the state budget right now. Keep up the good work. Wow.

SCATS said...

To 8:38PM ~~ ACK!! Thanks for the link, I think. I may never go shopping to buy "new" underwear or lingerie again. If I do, I'll shop with rubber gloves on! Maybe the stores should provide hazmet labeling on their bags.

At the end of the video it does say that possibly it's against state consumer laws for stores to resell used undies. Why can't anyone figure whether this is legal or not? Are the laws that messed up?

To 10:47PM ~~ Thank you but I'm just passing the story onward. I first heard about this on Twitter yesterday, but didn't locate a link to a news story until today.

Anonymous said...

It's a dirty job SCATS, but somebody has to do it!

SCATS said...

To 11:16PM ~~ I think I'm going to promote: "Go Commando So NY Doesn't Go Bust" as a public service ad campaign ;)

SCATS said...

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Anonymous said...

Oh dear, that poor Mr Gant having to loose time from managing his ghetto dwellings with all thebuilding code violations to save us fromused skivvies.

I can't believe Chuck Scummer hasn't stepped in front of the cameras on this. Then again Chuck might be taking tax deductions like Bill & Hilly did for donating used undergarments to charity back when they first moved to DC.

At least large stores like Walmart shold sniff this issue out. Is it a big stink or just somethng that will blow over.