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Friday, August 05, 2005
BYE-BYE BODACIOUS BARMAIDS?
Beer festival barmaids face cleavage ban
BUXOM barmaids in Bavaria could be forced to cover up if a "loony" EU directive comes into force over levels of sun exposure, it emerged today.
The proposal, currently working its way through the European Parliament, would force bosses to monitor how much sunlight their employees receive in a working day.
Such a ruling could affect the low cut outfits - known as dirndls - worn by German barmaids and made famous at Oktoberfest, the Munich beer festival.
The plans are thought to have caused consternation in Germany, with the mayor of Munich, Christian Ude, quoted as saying: "This is European law-making at its most pedantic.
"A waitress is no longer allowed to wander round a beer garden with a plunging neckline. I would not want to enter a beer garden under these conditions."
A newspaper from Munich reportedly described the EU initiative as the outright "cleavage ban".
Is this a sexy poster for the beer or a critique of its flavor?
Whatever, it got my attention!