This week’s “Thankful Thursday” would like to highlight the humorous approach that Taneytown, MD Police Department utilized to bring smiles to their residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of us who are working from home week after week during the pandemic, we could easily miss daily rituals such as showering, styling our hair or just wearing the necessary clothing.
So, Taneytown Police Department had something to say about this fashion faux pas. According to the department’s Facebook post, “Please remember to put pants on before leaving the house to check your mailbox. You know who you are. This is your final warning.” It’s unclear whether Taneytown had actually seen pants-free citizens checking their mail or were just trying to lighten the mood. “I know a friend that used to do that, and he loved to do that, and he lives in Taneytown,” McKenzie Carter told a reporter when she learned of the post.
Pants-free citizens or not, the department’s social media humor isn’t going unnoticed by the public. “What an awesome and very service-oriented FB site. What a great job making the public feel comfortable with the police,” said one visitor about the post. The department shared more pants humor by reposting a bulletin from the Holliston Police Department in Massachusetts asking for help identifying a missing item — pants with a waistband and buttons. “We are unfamiliar with it, as residents are typically seen wearing cotton sweatpants, yoga pants, leggings or other stretchy material. It does not appear to be from the year 2020,” the bulletin reads.