Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Want to help fight global warming? Take off your tie, says the Italian health ministry.
And stay away from the Chianti. A couple of glasses and you're hot to...never mind.
It has urged employers to let their staff dress casually at work in the summer so the air conditioning can be turned down.
Simple solution to a global issue, no?

Tie makers, however, were left hot under the collar.


"Italy confirms that it is a strange country," Flavio Cima said in a letter to financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore under the headline: "I, tie maker, am responsible for global warming". [...]

"I should have listened to my friends and become an oil producer instead."



At 12:02 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

If you don't wear ties, just take off your pants.

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Ok...stupid tie story, here goes. When my husband changed company's about 8 years ago, the new company was strict about their rules, ties were a must. Well, my husband is not exactly keen on fashion and he liked ties that were a bit weird. You know, the kind with designs of Daffy Duck tap dancing or Homer Simpson in his underwear. So, this is what he wore. Suddenly, 6 months after he started there, management got rid of the mandatory tie use. Most of his colleagues attributed that to my husbands taste in ties.It 's a good thing they can't see the boxer shorts he wears.

At 3:26 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

So you're saying that if he'd just been employed in Italy for a couple of weeks, all this could have been avoided?

: )

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish this report came out years ago. Maybe then Tucker Carlson would've gotten rid of his lame bowtie even sooner.

At 5:28 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

With all fTucker's hot air, it wouldn't have made things any cooler, Anon.


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