On Monday, Rio de Janeiro recorded its highest temperature of the year ( 40.6 degrees Celsius). According to the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet), the month of January in the state capital was the driest in 13 years, with only 34 % of expected rain. And it has not rained significantly in the city for at least the last 19 days. Given these facts, the illustrator André Amaral decided to take a radical and at least curious attitude.
André, a public worker of the state government of Rio, said that for two summers now the air conditioning has not been working. “They just don’t fix it,” he complained to the reporter from Terra, wit his forehead brow sweating. So this Tuesday he decided to go to work in a skirt.
Before the ban implemented by the State that public employees can not perform their functions in shorts, the illustrator used a “loophole” so to speak, and used the female attire, allowed theoretically, to women, to go to work. “This is brave,” joked from afar Eduardo Souza, the doorman of the building in downtown Rio, which saw earlier today the unusual scene.
“I thought he was wearing panties at the time. I got desperate,” said the doorman. Initially, Souza did not allow Souza to enter the building. “I did not know what to do,” he said as he was not allowed people in shorts to enter the building. Only after the military responsible for the security department gave his “okay” , was that the public official was released to go up the stairs to work.
The scottish style skirt was given( kilt ) to Andre by his wife “We suffer in silent. My character does not change with a skirt, much less my efficiency,” explained André Amaral, that added “I’ll come to work like this every day now, i loved it”.
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This is a tropical country, why aren’t people allowed to work more confortably I don’t know.