From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
NORTH BAY — Local restaurant The Delhi Lounge has begun enforcing a new policy.
“Starting Monday, all Delhi Lounge employees will be required to wear leggings as pants,” says owner and operator Neveah Johns.
Neveah explains the dress code change is to “help make the workplace happier, healthier, and safer.”
“There’s a ton of studies that show leggings help with circulation, flexibility, and self-esteem. They’re less likely to get snagged on something, and they come in way more colours and designs than regular pants, so my employees will be able to express themselves better.”
Johns says she expects minimal push back, because leggings are “honestly, just the best thing for everyone.”
“I’m a 62 year old man,” says employee Bob Spears. “But if policy is that I have to wear leggings, then I guess I’ll see what the wife has.”
“Well, I just think it’s wonderful,” beams employee Alissa Barker. “I’ve been on this keto diet for, like, six months now and I’m, like, the fittest I’ve ever been. Squats, lunges, leg press four times a week, three days of yoga and Zumba on Sundays.”
“You could literally bounce a quarter off my butt. I’ve trained for this, and for my work and society as a whole to accept leggings as pants is a dream come true. I’m so ready to rock these things!”
New employee Matt Traves has mixed feelings.
“On one hand, I’m 6’2″ at 280 pounds so they’re not going to look great on me, and buying them is going to be expensive,” says Traves. “But on the other hand, I might get some quarters in my change.”