â€œWe have so many problems in our country that deciding whether you take off your top or wear a thong is so trivial,â€ said Monique Ferrero, a 42-year-old government employee whose bikini bottom was rolled to show off her buttocks. â€œWhatâ€™s more important is that people who have to work all summer have a place to sunbathe and feel like theyâ€™re on vacation. If itâ€™s forbidden to be bare, I donâ€™t care.â€
Things I learned by reading this story:
- Paris has a man-made beach along the Seine. (It didn’t have one the last time I was there, which was a long time ago.)
- You will be fined if you wear a thong or bare your (female) breasts at this beach.
- There are 42-year-old, politically minded Parisian women who will adjust their bikini bottoms to show off their…uh, bottoms.
Don’t ask me why, but this story has been stuck in my head for the last day or so.