You might have seen that Labour deputy chief Angela Rayner was this week accused of distracting the opposition in the House of Commons by crossing her legs whereas carrying a dress. Ha ha ha.
Well you have got to chortle. We had been hoping that Rayner had been caught sprawled asleep throughout the entrance bench like Jacob Rees-Mogg, carrying a mini skirt (very a lot “in” at the second), however sadly no. This actually was only a case of leg-crossing shaming.
The story nonetheless has legs (apologies). Angela has taken to carrying trouser fits, a minimum of for now, and apparently everybody has one thing to say about “leggate”. But what we’re fascinated about now are the rules of distraction: can legs in trousers be distracting or should they be legs in a Karen Millen (in the sale) dress? Can males’s legs be distracting? Is man spreading a distraction, or an annoyance, or each?
(If you’re a lady, man spreading in trousers beats leg crossing in a dress by a rustic mile, on the distract-o-meter, as do any quantity of issues we are completely happy to checklist in the curiosity of conserving issues in perspective.)
The Chart of Distraction, in no explicit order
- Sitting with calves angled at 40 levels (see Meghan). This hasn’t occurred for a bit, not since she was entrance row with the Royal household for that transient second post-wedding – however keep in mind how bizarre and distracting it was? Like a synchronised swimming manoeuvre (Princess Pose) or a DVT resistant position.
- Boris’s hair. It’s so distracting! And if the motivation for intentionally messing it up is hair-thinning, then the place precisely is he going bald? Very a lot interferes with concentrating on PMQs.