Is Today Really A Commando Holiday? Will Acadiana Be A Part Of The Celebration?
To go commando is a slang term for taking on the day with out the benefit of undergarments. According to some on social media today is a day where those who might where undergarments known as panties should go without them.
I am not really sure why this is a story other than it's what people were talking about last night at the restaurant where I was eating. I know, delightful dinner conversation at its finest.
Based on the conversation that I was a part of most of the ladies that I know will not be observing this special day. In fact many of them speculated as to what kind of individual would participate in such a day and then make that participation public knowledge.
Here is what we've been able to gleen from internet research, don't laugh it's my job to uncover the facts. The folks at snopes.com, the internet's debunkers of myths, do not even have an entry dedicated to the day. The Facebook page for the day appears to be filled with nothing but guys who probably have only seen women's undergarments in the laundry room at home.
As far as any observances in the Lafayette area are concerned. An officer with the Lafayette Police Department who asked not to be identified said that there were no special instructions given to officers about this particular holiday. The lady at the Circle K on Foreman Drive said " I don't know nothing about that". A phone call to City Parish President Joey Durel's office was not returned, probably because it was 6 o'clock on Sunday morning.
So I guess the decision to celebrate this day to feel the air across your derriere is going to be a personal choice. As it should be. There are some things we the people don't need to know about all the people we come in contact with. If you choose to celebrate, good for you. If you choose not to celebrate, good for you too. I do believe Jimmy Buffet was right when he suggested in his song Fruitcakes that the cosmic baker that cooked us up might have pulled us from the oven before we were done.
Half baked cookies in the oven
Half baked people on the bus
There's a little bit of fruitcake left in everyone of us
-Jimmy Buffet "Fruitcakes"