At one of the many places I work an edict came down not from on high but from somewhere in the labyrinths of middle management.

Much of the work I do is outdoors and physical in nature.  As summer approaches the weather continues to get warmer which is why this new rule makes no sense.  The rule is as follows:

No shorts.  It looks unprofessional.  Not a safety issue.  It just looks unprofessional.

This from a person who wears a skirt and sits behind a desk in an air conditioned office.