blog avatar2016-08-31

This is based on a true story, and doesn’t have anything to do with that ridiculous burkini nonsense that happened recently. Some mutual friends of Foley and I just got married and went to France on their honeymoon. Upon their return we were horrified to learn that, while in Paris, they had come across a public pool that had a strict “Speedos Only” policy.

Seriously, there’s only one excuse for wearing a Speedo, and it’s that you are a competitive swimmer and need to reduce every last  modicum of drag in the water. If you’re not a competitive swimmer then no one wants to see you walking around the pool in a posing pouch.

Apparently the notion was that regular swim trunks are somehow more likely to be dirty? Maybe it’s a surface area and folds thing. Whatever the reasoning is, it’s ridiculous.