Hand to God, I am not making this up.
In many communities in the U.S. you are NOT ALLOWED to hang laundry outside to dry. You can have all the goddamned guns you want, but god forbid someone see your BVDs flapping in the breeze.
U.S. residents fight for the right to hang laundry
Although there are no formal laws in this southeast Pennsylvania town against drying laundry outside, a town official called Froehlich to ask her to stop drying clothes in the sun. And she received two anonymous notes from neighbors saying they did not want to see her underwear flapping about.
“They said it made the place look like trailer trash,” she said, in her yard across the street from a row of neat, suburban houses. “They said they didn’t want to look at my ‘unmentionables.'”
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m old enough to remember my mother hanging wash out on a clothesline, and I’d bet most of the people protesting this woman’s use of a clothesline are as well. And even if they’re not, exactly how do they think people dried their laundry before electric and gas clothes dryers were invented?
The biggest challenge comes from condominiums and communities regulated by homeowner’s associations.
His principal opponents are the housing associations such as condominiums and townhouse communities that are home to an estimated 60 million Americans, or about 20 percent of the population. About half of those organizations have ‘no hanging’ rules, Lee said, and enforce them with fines.
I just know people in other parts of the world are going to be laughing their patooties off at this. They already know we’re a bunch of knotheads over here, and we just keep handing them more evidence. :::sigh:::