I was reading the Tampa Tribune paper online this morning and an article caught my attention. Condo Company Plans Clothing-Optional Pool. This is a ploy to help move units in a down market in Temple Terrace (near Tampa). My first thought is, it might have the opposite affect of what they are hoping for.
Even though only one of the pools with be clothing optional and will be 18 and older, I still would bet a lot of people would not want their kids in a community where some people are outside nude even if it is behind gates, shrubs or whatever.
In an online advertisement, the following statement was used: "You're going to be very comfortable with our dress code," it says. "Our residents are welcome to shed more than their inhibitions as they enter the gates of Eden. Because when our residents come home after a busy day in the working world, they want to completely unburden themselves, shed the trappings of the outside world ... and be totally free."
After some residents read that statement, they were up in arms because it made it sound as if the entire complex was going to be clothing optional. Not true they say. Only one of the private pools with me made clothing optional!
I'll be curious to see what happens if it gets passed and if it helps the sales!
Instead of "The right to bear arms" maybe it should read, "The right to bear butts"!