Here’s a question to all my fellow overweight brethren: Is there anything worse than trying to put on a belt while wearing a dress shirt?
If you’re like me, after you tuck in the shirt, you poof it out in the front, back, and sides so it doesn’t cling to your stomach and love handles, and you can breathe easier. But then when it’s time to put on your belt, you can’t see the belt loops, so you suck your gut in or you push in the front of your shirt with your hand so you can kinda see what you’re doing.
By this time you’re starting to sweat because you’re hot and because of the overexertion. So you miss two or three belt loops before you fasten your belt buckle, but you don’t care at that point.
It’s even worse when you have to take off your belt before walking through a metal detector at an airport, then try to put it back on quickly so you’re not in everyone’s way or so you have time to stuff your face before your flight.
Which leads me to this video posted on Twitter of our fellow fat, former BDO Puerto Rico managing partner Fernando Scherrer, who went to federal court today to finalize bail procedures. Scherrer was one of six people arrested on July 10 for their roles in a wide-reaching corruption scandal on the island.
Scherrer, who resigned from BDO last Wednesday, faces six criminal charges for electronic fraud, conspiracy to steal, and conspiracy to launder money.
But before entering the court building, Scherrer had to go through a metal detector outside, with cameras in his face and reporters asking him questions. After walking through the metal detector, the video shows Scherrer trying to put his belt back on, and it’s a thing of beauty—full of belt-loop fumbling, pressing the front of his shirt down, gut sucking, and a smile knowing that he probably missed a couple belt loops but oh well.
The fun starts 45 seconds into the video. Enjoy.
El presidente de la firma de contabilidad BDO Puerto Rico, Fernando Scherrer, llega al Tribunal Federal en Hato Rey. Enfrenta seis cargos criminales por fraude electrónico, conspiración para robo y conspiración para lavado de dinero. pic.twitter.com/IKJoKu3wQA
— David CorderoMercado (@David_cmercado) July 16, 2019