A petition has been launched to get the man seen tied to a lamppost wearing only his socks and sandals to turn on Basildon’s Christmas lights.
The man was taped to a lamppost near Basildon’s Westgate Shopping centre, with several layers of thick, clear tape, apparently this was related to a failed attempt to have his nipple pierced during a night out on a stag do.
The thought also crossed my mind that it could have been some sort of punishment for crimes against sartorial elegance but I believe young folk nowadays do not see the crime in wearing socks and sandals.
I’m not sure if the man was naked as there were reports that he was also wearing suspenders and a thong, luckily from the image it is hard to see exactly what he is wearing.
All this leads me to wonder if the petition is for the man to turn on the Christmas lights fully clothed or if they wish him to illuminate Basildon wearing nothing but socks and sandals, if so let’s hope we don’t have a chilly winter.