Chilean men: take off those ties!

The Chilean government is calling on all men to take off their ties during the southern hemisphere summer, as a way to save energy.  According to energy minister Rodrigo Alvarez, such a gesture reduces the body temperature by two degrees and obviously helps cut the cost of air conditioning. The video link below shows several members of President Sebastian Pinera’s cabinet not only removing their ties but unbuttoning the top shirt button:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSfuKC7TUEM

Environment minister Maria Ignacia Benitez has joined the campaign by suggesting that Chilean women start using fans—not electric ones, but the kind women used in bygone days, which she says are “inexpensive, pretty and feminine.”

 

One comment on “Chilean men: take off those ties!

  1. LisaPie says:

    Isn’t this the same strategy employed by Jimmy Carter back in the day? And being a lady of “a certain age” I carry one of those inexpensive, pretty and feminine fans with me in my purse everywhere I go. They are wonderful!

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