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Wondering why boys nowadays have 1 hand down their pants??

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Honeypie80 Thu 28-Jul-11 09:36:16

I'm not sure if this is a regional thing or nationwide, if its just up here in the North then count yourself extremely lucky that you don't have to witness a gang of young boys (I've seen as young as 10 at least), standing with their friends while they all have 1 hand down their pants, even walking around or standing in a queue, Its everywhere and i just dont know how it started or why. It looks disgusting and makes me sick when i see it....

It started off girls wearing their pyjamas out, then progressed to wearing their curlers out, now the boys have hit back with their own "thing".

Why, Why Why????

GeraldineAubergine Thu 28-Jul-11 09:45:00

I asked one if he had a hernia the other day. He was not impressed.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Thu 28-Jul-11 09:45:01

Because they think it looks cool.

They think people are looking at them and are impressed by them, as they stagger down the street with their trousers round their knees and they talk loudly. They think we think they are cool, 'hard', grown up and so on.

They don't realise that we are laughing at them.

In the nicest possible way, of course. Just as when we were teens, doing the exact same sort of thing (different method but same intention) we saw adults looking at us and never realised they were pissing themselves laughing.

It's all part of growing up.

One day they will look back and cringe.

As we do grin

And if you never did the whole showing off trying to look cool thinking the world was impressed by you thing, I salute you grin

cricketballs Thu 28-Jul-11 09:46:18

it has always happened here! my dh will sit and watch TV with one hand down his pants; however since he was dx with testicular cancer (he's ok now) he uses the excuse that he is checking!

I often send a text to my eldest DS (16) I can see him standing at a distance like that as it drives me nuts!

cricketballs Thu 28-Jul-11 09:47:36

oh and the 'pj trouser' thing I don't understand at all; drove past 2 teenage girls the other day wearing them and just thought to myself if they had looked in the mirror before going out!

GeraldineAubergine Thu 28-Jul-11 09:48:13

Also the ones with their jeans round their arses/crotches by knees, give me the angers. Saw two fighting not long ago, they kept having to stop to pull their jeans up from around their ankles. Was ace.

ShowOfHands Thu 28-Jul-11 09:49:57

Just pat 'em on the back, smile reassuringly and say 'it's okay dearie, it'll be bigger when you grow up'.

Do they really do this? I'd be commenting rather loudly. But then "pull up your trousers for the love of God" is often barked by me at random young men. I don't want to see other people's pants or fondling in public and if that makes me a stuck up, miserable old bat then good, I'll knit myself a badge to that effect.

Honeypie80 Thu 28-Jul-11 09:50:18

Ha ha lol at the hernia question, Im surprised he even knew what one was....

Yep i definatly did the whole trying to be so grown up things and attracting glances of adults so proudly, only now i realise what they were actually thinking of me....

I just think its disgusting, i was behind 1 once in a queue with my dd, this lad was stood there having a good old rummage, he then brought out his hand to get some change out, it dropped on the floor and as she usually does, my dd dived right on the money to help pick it all up, i told her to leave it as it was covered in germs! Even that didn't embarrass him and once he had his money out, back went his hand to the depths of his pants!

ShowOfHands Thu 28-Jul-11 09:52:41

I've just asked dh and he's confirmed that yes they do. I asked him what they're doing and he rolled his eyes and said 'conforming'.

Nice. When I was a teenager people wore plastic dummies round their necks. What is this strange, infantilising behaviour teenagers insist upon. Jammies, hands down trousers, gurgling nonsense at each other.

God I'm old.

Honeypie80 Thu 28-Jul-11 09:55:49

shock shock at remembering plastic dummies..... I had tried to block that from my memory... Now i feel Old!

GeraldineAubergine Thu 28-Jul-11 09:57:46

I'm waiting to try out 'crabs are very irritating aren't they?" on one, said whilst looking meaningfully at his hand. Waiting for a big group smile

lawnimp Thu 28-Jul-11 09:58:07

it's cause they all seem to wear sweat pants with elasticated waists and i guess the temptation to resist juggling the ooglies is just too much to bear

ExitPursuedByAGryffin Thu 28-Jul-11 09:59:14

I went to a college that had lots of PE students, and to a man they all walked around with both hands down the front of their trackie bottoms.

They were universally referred to as the Woodentops. grin

Happy memories - many of them were very handsome blush

Honeypie80 Thu 28-Jul-11 10:01:27

Yes to the crabs one, i shall try that too i think!!! to be fair i do usually shout out the window to them to get their hands out their pants, i did see my much younger cousin doing this recently and couldn't resist shouting out to leave his alone and let it grow on its own. Funnily enough he hasn't spoken to me since

pissovski Thu 28-Jul-11 10:01:34

I always think its just taking them soooo long to find what they're looking for grin

I did tell one lad that i know that I 'could see tomorrow's washing'. He looked at me quizzically, then clocked what i meant and pulled his kecks up!

molepom Thu 28-Jul-11 10:06:10

"Also the ones with their jeans round their arses/crotches by knees, give me the angers. Saw two fighting not long ago, they kept having to stop to pull their jeans up from around their ankles. Was ace."

<<Tea covers computer screen>>

superjobee Thu 28-Jul-11 10:07:20

my BIL does this he's always got his hands down his kecks the dirty git, OH doesnt do it that ive ever noticed except when ive told him to fix himself cos he'll be making all the other men jealous <not even tight jeans- go OH> grin

Melly20MummyToPoppy Thu 28-Jul-11 10:07:54

My DP does this all the bloody time, he'll just sit there on the settee with his hands down his pants. If I ask what he's doing he replies 'having an itch' hmm

HedleyLamarr Thu 28-Jul-11 10:09:45

They're imitating gang culture, where one hand down the trousers is seen as a sign of carrying a weapon gun. Or they are tooled up. grin

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Thu 28-Jul-11 10:10:11

or they are tools...

littlemisssarcastic Thu 28-Jul-11 10:10:42

I don't mind if they want to wear their trousers half way down their arses, but to be fiddling in their pants, ewwww.
I haven't seen any lads doing this, but it's not something I want to see.

What would these teens do if they arrived home to find their parents with their hands down their pants/knickers fiddling about, explaining that they look cool now. hmm

harassedandherbug Thu 28-Jul-11 10:11:40

"Also the ones with their jeans round their arses/crotches by knees, give me the angers. Saw two fighting not long ago, they kept having to stop to pull their jeans up from around their ankles. Was ace."

Brilliant grin!!!

Maybe they're holding their jeans up??!

worraliberty Thu 28-Jul-11 10:12:22

It's always happened here?

I actually checked the date of the thread in case it was a few years old blush

cricketballs Thu 28-Jul-11 10:14:06

worra; i have been with my dh now for 22 years and he has always done it, so has his dad and uncles etc. My dad got told off that many times (he was the only male in the house) that he gave up!

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Thu 28-Jul-11 10:14:13

They'd die a thousand deaths, littlemiss.

I have said many times that if we want to stop this whole trousers round your knees thing, all we have to do is start doing it ourselves.

Within a week, every teen in the country will be wearing these

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