“Pants on the Ground

Pants on the Ground

Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground

With the gold in your mouth

Hat turned sideways

Pants hit the ground

Call yourself a cool cat

With your pants on the ground

Walkin’ downtown with your pants on the ground Get your pants off the ground!

Lookin’ like a fool

Walkin’ talkin’ with your pants on the ground

Hey! Get your pants off the ground!

Lookin’ like a fool

With your pants on the ground

With the gold in your mouth

Hat turned sideways

Call yourself a cool cat

Pants on the ground!”

     I’m sure most individuals have seen the types of people described in the lyrics by Larry Platt above.  You know, those wanna-be-gangster guys who wear their jeans, which are at least 6 sizes too big, below their butts tied off extremely tight around the thighs with a belt to prevent their pants from falling to their ankles?  They have to walk around with one hand holding their crotch to hold their pants up.  Not only do passersby have to endure the sight of their hand checking to make sure their family jewels are still attached, they also get to find out their choice of underwear that day—Themed boxers? “Whity tighties”? Boxer briefs? 

     The fact that people are choosing to wear sizes much too big for them baffles me.  I mean wouldn’t most people want to wear clothing that is somewhat form fitting to show off the figure they work so hard at the gym to achieve?  It seems this trend is becoming more and more commonplace and a lot of younger children are trying to imitate this style.  This is why I think there should be fines presented to those people who choose to dress like this, sort of like the ones obtained for indecent exposure.  Although that particular pair of underwear may be your favorite, the rest of the world does not want to see them.  I do not want to seem prejudiced against only the men so I will also mention those girls out there who walk around with their thongs resting a foot above the top of their pants.  If you are trying to show them off because you think no one else owns the same pair, I hate to burst your bubble but I’m sure at least one other person in this big world has shopped at the same store at which you bought them. 

     Having such fines set in place, I think, would prevent a lot of people from dressing this way because they just do not want to deal with the hassle of paying the fine if they get caught.  Many other individuals would be somewhat forced to change their style because they do not have the money to pay the fine so they do not want to take the chance of getting caught.  If people still want to wear clothing made to fit three average-sized human beings combined then so be it, at least some progress will be made by their underwear being under their pants.  They do call them underwear for a reason.