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Sign of the Pajama Lapse

“A fella came in on a DUI charge, and he was wearing a Budweiser T-shirt,” reminisced Thomas J. Reilly, who was a prosecutor at the time. “The judge commented, ‘Sir, the next time you come back, you might want to reconsider what you’re wearing.’” Now Reilly is a district judge in York County, Pa., and his colleagues include Ronald J. Haskell Jr., who has apparently found it necessary to post a sign in his courtroom that screams in all-caps: “PAJAMAS ARE NOT APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR DISTRICT COURT.” Another sign at Haskell’s court warns that the office will not accept payments of cash out of your undergarments. “That’s certainly a dandy of a policy there,” said Reilly, “not that I ever thought I’d see the day when you’d have to have a policy like that.” (AC/York Daily Record) ...Yeah, who’d think the government wants money from your underwear?
Original Publication Date: 17 August 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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