So earlier this week I wrote about my conversation with my mom and how she said her pants were so loose they were practically falling off and I one-upped her by saying mine actually did fall off. Obviously, we both have a flair for the dramatic. However, suddenly I started thinking about all the possible scenarios in which it’s socially acceptable to de-pant in public.

And then I wrote these scenarios down in a draft thinking I would never publish it. And then I decided to Top 8-ify it. And then I decided to publish it because that’s what happens when you have a blog. Things that should probably stay in your head end up on the internet.

So here you go- the list you never knew you wanted:

Top 8 Scenarios It’s Socially Acceptable For Your Pants to Fall Down in Public

8. You’re under the age of 3. There’s only like a few inches between your waist and your knees anyways, so there’s really nowhere for them to go. Plus, faux pas are still perfectly acceptable for those whose age can still be counted in months.

7. Your diet is going swimmingly. Good for you. Buy a belt.

6. You play sports and you wear those pants that snap up on the sides that you rip off when it’s your turn to take the field.

5. You’re a stripper and you wear those pants that snap up on the sides that you rip off when it’s your turn to take the stage.

4. You’re wearing a dress, but live somewhere cold, like oh I dunno Boston for example, where its negative fug-teen degrees when you walk to work in the morning, and so you wear pants under your dress for the commute and take them off when you get to your desk.

3. You’re wearing snow pants. When you take them off, there’s strategically another pair of pants called leggings underneath.

2. You’re Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg and it’s 1992.

1. You’re one of those people who considers a locker room a no-pants zone, and you just entered a locker room. Before anyone even has time to avert their eyes, your pants are off, and you’re just walking around all pant-less and junk. Socially acceptable yes, socially advisable, no.


Do you know those locker room people I’m talking about? Are you one of them?

When was the last time you found yourself pant-less in public?

Does anyone else live in a really cold climate and wear an extra layer of pants to get to work?

Whats your favorite Halloween candy??

Have a happy and safe Halloween!!!

50 Thoughts on “Top 8 Scenarios It’s Socially Acceptable For Your Pants to Fall Down in Public

  1. Number 7- the best. Although some in this area may just strut abouts in a bikini for a girl, or skin tight jeans for a guy to prove a point- fail whale.

    Don’t even get me started on number 1….when I go to the locker room at my gym, I often question if I’m at an indoor Naturist beach or not.

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  2. After reading #s 5 and 6 your list that “I never knew I wanted” I WANT me some of those side snapping pants! By some peoples standards, Georgia isn’t too cold, but by my standards – its freezing when it drops below 60, so I am always looking for pants to go under pants, or over them! These would be PERFECT – When I get to work I could rip these off and be one pantless :)
    My fav candy is Reeses – chocolate and PB = heaven on earth! Though I did see some chocolate/PB Kit Kat bars, but then I got distracted and walked out without buying one!
    Happy Halloween lady!
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  3. Hahahaha…I love it….Snap pants can go from work day to an evening out….Sold!
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  4. Are those side snap up pants still a thing? I remember they used to be big in the 90s, but I thought that trend had died off… And omigosh the free spirited locker room folk… I’ve had the pleasure of coming across a good handful of them, and it’s always the people who you would think would put more effort into covering that sh*t up. Good for them?
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  5. When I was in high school I was on the dance team and we danced almost all year round since it was for basketball and football season… needless to say in Wisconsin it was cold regularly and I would wear snap pants (they were a part of our uniform actually) underneath my skirt all day (we had to wear our outfits on game days) so I could sit like a normal person and not have to cross my legs. Yup, for real :)
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  6. #2. Marky Mark. I actually wouldn’t mind this scenario, circa 2013! #1. Yes, I know it’s a locker room, but for the love of all that’s holy, cover that junk up! That’s what towels are for! #8. 100% agree. There’s nothing cuter than toddler tooshie!
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  7. Snap pants are the best! Love this list. I don’t live in a cold climate, but if it falls below 50 I’m basically freezing. I might need to use the whole pants-under-dress technique!
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  8. Haha I just keep thinking about how mad my mom used toget at my brother when he wore his pants too low. WHAT? It was the cool thing to do! But really, it’s only acceptable when you’re 3 and don’t know any better. I miss those days… Now I would just rather not wear pants at all.
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  9. haha! i still have my Champion side snap pants in black, blue and white! i was pantsless once as a kid – i was wearing shorts, i climbed over a fence, my shorts got hooked onto a metal wire and when i jumped down, my pants were still on top of the fence and Kathy stood there with her pink undies mortified and confused as to why there was a sudden draft all up in her bidness.

    locker room people are the worst. i don’t know why they feel they have free reign to walk around and TALK TO ME butt-nekkid. NOT COOL LOCKER PEOPLE, NOT COOL AT ALL.

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  10. These are surprisingly legit! Number 5 is all too familiar for me.. Wait what? :) I think I am with Cori- I cheered and in middle school we would have to wear our uniform to school, but had to wear pants underneath. What’s the point, right?
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  11. I think snow pants need to be a trend for adults. Remember how nice it was to go to school when you were young in a full body snow suit? No wonder I could spend 5 hours straight in the snow. Now I’m expected to wear skinny jeans and a pea coat and pretend like I’m not freezing my ass off? I’m bringing snow suits back!
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  12. How about when tear-away pants were cool when you were little and you’d have to wear shorts under them at school for when people thought it was funny to pull them away?!
    I am the queen of wearing two pairs of pants to work in winter, or pants over dresses and tights. Classy, yes?!
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  13. hahaha…love this! I never bought those snap off pants because I always thought there were way to dangerous and things could very easily go wrong!

    My fav Halloween candy is definitely Reese’s and boy are they addicting!
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  14. #1, fo sho. Locker room people drive me insane. Seriously, why put everything on display? And for the love of God, if not pants, AT LEAST PUT ON SOME UNDIES. There was once a woman in the locker room who, while being nekkid-ass nekkid, proceeded to examine her toenails by lifting up her foot to eye level. Thus displaying all her junk. I was horrified, disgusted, and mildly traumatized. I wanted to tell her that this was a locker room full of other people, not her OB/GYN’s office. Who does that?! Who?!

    Ok, rant over.
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  15. hahaha love this. My coworker and I actually have a girl at the gym who nicknamed ‘no pants girl’. We are very clever.
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  16. Oh I definitely know what you are talking about with the whole pants under the skirt thing! Such a necessity. Love this list!
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  17. What a fun list! I used to think those side snap pants were so awesome!!! I was always jealous of the basketball team in college – they had them and we (track) team didn’t!!
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  18. When I was in grade 8 and hanging from a tree, a follow class mate pulled my pants down on me…Not cool
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  19. I know locker rooms are for changing but I can NEVER be one of those people who walk around without a bra or underwear like it’s nothing. I’m always shielding myself in the corner because, well, it’s just weird to me. If pants-less means wearing leggings under a long sweater, then my college days were the death of me.

    My favorite Halloween candy is reeses cups and bottle caps!

    Happy Halloween!
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  20. I am definitely not one of those locker room people! Lol I try and find a vacant corner and get the whole changing process over in as little time as possible haha. A LOT of older ladies are totally fine free-boobing it though, and I have seen my fair share of twins there, yikes!
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    • same! i find my corner and i even do that thing where you put the shirt on and then take off what you’re wearing underneath for absolute minimal nudity. meanwhile people are in the nudity parade in front of me. i dont get those people.

  21. Haha, because of course this is a top 8 worthy list! DUH!
    Is your new job someone finally paying you for putting this awesome content out on the web to dazzle and delight the world? That would be legit.
    Sorry for saying legit.
    Haha, strippers and athletes have slutty pants!
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  22. You’re great at coming up with lists (I mean I’m sure you’ve been told this before). #2—LOL and also #1. I actually hate those people I’m like…seriously?? But hey, to each his own I suppose!
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  23. Dying laughing! And thank you for that Ryan Gosling GIF at the end! Happy Halloween to me! 😉 :)-Ashley

  24. Number seven made me laugh the hardest. It’s so succinct and blunt, as if to say:
    ‘Kudos. Now go fix it’ 😀 Love it!

    I miss the 90s and Mark Whalberg’s busy pants-dropping schedule (Clueless
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  25. I’m coming out of my blogging hermit-ness to say that 1. you’re fantastic and 2. CRAZY STUPID LOVE IS ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU FOR THAT GIF. And now slinking back to my blogging hermit-ness…

  26. Oh my goodness, tearaway pants. I remember being like, 10 and upset because everyone had a pair of those except for me. They were the cool thing in elementary school 😉
    And those locker room people…awkward.
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  27. Last time I found myself pantsless in public? Well, it started with a bottle of tequila, a coyote, and Anderson Cooper…

    Wait. Let’s not go into that. (^^ Also, could I have chosen 3 more random things?)
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  28. It’s taken me 45 minutes to post this comment because I was just in a trace from that video. Now…on to the questions. There was this one woman at a gym I used to teach at and she would walk around with a towel wrapped around her WAIST and be naked from the waist up. What??? I just always wanted to ask her to pull it up. It was the weirdest thing ever!
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  29. OHH,no no no..I’m fully clothed in the locker room…HILARIOUS.
    I love the first liner, completely laughed reading everything. Seriously girl, you are funny.
    Ryan Gosling and Mark ..OK, I’m gonna go watch the scenes;).
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  30. Whew, I’m SO glad to know I’m not the only one thinking that it is NOT cool to consider locker rooms pant-free zones. I’ve felt really embarrassed for those people before because they apparently can’t (won’t?!) do it themselves.
    Is Germany considered ‘a really cold climate’? Because I -did- wear pants to school before only to pull out of them at the rest rooms. But that was because I actually don’t like wearing pants so I usually wore a dress + tights and needed the extra pair of jeans to get to school by bike without freezing my butt off. Excuse enough???
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  31. I’m definitely a little more modest than your average gal, but DAMN if nekkid people in locker rooms don’t make me mega squeamy. I’m totally down with a little incidental nudity when getting dressed, but seeing people strutting around makes me so embarrassed 😛
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  32. Snap pants got me more than I’d like to admit on here. Thank goodness I once had a nice bootayyy to show off :)
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  33. I snowboard during the winter. I wear snowpants with another leggings/pants under. When I’m done snowboarding, I take off my pants in the parking lot. Lol!
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  34. I wouldn’t mind if Ryan Gosling took his pants down in front of me…just sayin’! I live in a super hot climate so the idea of going around pantless sounds like a dream- thank the lawd for whoever introduced skirts, dresses and shorts!
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  35. Hey girl!!! So I have a proposition for you. Super top secret. #BBM2014. Let me know if you’re interested. I’ll stalk you later. Congrats on your jobs!!!!!!
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