[Just so you know, I cringed as much as you did I wrote the horrible headline.]
The Michigan media is typically aghast and agog over the Hooters waitress(es) who were allegedly fired for, eh, not properly filling out their size S tops and hot pants. And really, why shouldn’t it be?
[My favorite quotes from all of the above links comes from Brian Dickerson’s Freep column:
To prove his point, Smith has cleverly brought to the Roseville Hooters one Ericka Whitaker, an Atlanta Hooters girl and former Radio City Music Hall Rockette whose height and weight are virtually identical to those of plaintiff Smith.
"It’s not what you weigh, it’s how you carry it," explains Whitaker…
I am fluent in Hooters. She means “in her bra.” And there’s this reminder:
Another buff exemplar of the Hooters je ne sais quoi, Brittany Richter of Roseville, follows Whitaker to the podium and underlines the point that Hooters girls are more than the sum of their stingily clad parts. "Wearing the orange shorts," she reminds us "comes with many responsibilities."
Apparently, these responsibilities include “Don’t eat the food at work.”]
But perhaps we’re backwards here. In New York, they fire people for being too sexy. [NY Daily News]
A Latina lovely says her bosses at Citigroup canned her for flaunting her ample assets at a midtown bank.
Dangerously curvy Debrahlee Lorenzana contends her ex-bosses at Citibank in the Chrysler Building banned her from wearing sexy outfits or heels deemed "too distracting" for male coworkers.
"I can’t help it that I have curves," Lorenzana told the Daily News.
"And I’m not going to go eat and gain 50 or 100 pounds because my job wants me to be the same size as everyone else."
Well, Debrahlee, have I got a job opportunity for you!
To show just how sexy she is, she posed for a NY Daily News photo gallery, complete with wardrobe changes. The power and force of her sexiness was so powerful, Citigroup felt it needed to do something to contain it.
The 33-year-old Queens woman filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming she was ordered to lay off turtlenecks, pencil skirts and fitted suits because clingy clothes were drawing too much attention in the workplace.
Citigroup, have you no decency?!
But I know what you’re thinking: She’s sexy, for sure (just ask her):
"I get harassed in the supermarket with my son just wearing sweatpants with my hair in a ponytail," she said. "I can’t help how I look."
But is she Hooters-worthy?
Lorenzana, who is 5-feet-6 and 125 pounds…
I guess that depends on “how she carries it.”
Elsewhere, in Utah, a woman is suing Google because her Google Maps directions included a half-mile walk down Deer Valley Drive (a Utah state road), and… let’s just say she took the directions literally and was hit walking down the highway.
Sarah Jacobsson of PC World fabulously deconstructs the case. I join in her opinion. Check it out.