Monday, September 07, 2009

Do It Clean?

Some might find the following story hilarious, but I am quite intrigued by it. Would New York City ever consider such a thing?

The New York Daily News says that if you're going to Hawaii, you best have some Arrid or Degree on or you'll get a fine! Should individuals really be held accountable to smell pretty in public?

The Honolulu City Council apparently thinks so. They're currently considering a bill that would assign a $500 fine and possibly up to six months in jail for public transit patrons who are convicted of smelling foul. The stinky odors can come from clothes, other personal belongings or animals.

The bill "would make it illegal to have 'odors that unreasonably disturb others or interfere with their use of the transit system.'" Councilmen Rod Tam and Nestor Garcia co-sponsored the anti-odor bill.

"As we become more inundated with people from all over the world, their way of taking care of their health is different. Some people, quite frankly, do not take a bath every day and therefore they may be offensive in terms of their odor," Tam told the Honolulu Register.

Do you think this could happen in NYC? Would you want this to happen?

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