'Casual Friday', a popular employment practice whereby employees are allowed to wear their off duty casual clothes for a small charitable fee has claimed the lives of 3 Police Frogmen it was revealed yesterday.
The frogmen were believed to have died after dropping into freezing water wearing the kind of smart but laid back clothes suitable for middle class Dads to wear when meeting their new partner's teenage children for the first time, not for diving to depths of up to 75 meters in an icy reservoir searching for the body of a missing schoolboy.
Critics have claimed that while 'Casual Friday' can maintain a nice informal 'buzz' within the workplace, employers should be more aware of the appropriateness of wearing classic patterned cotton rich clothes to jobs that involve jumping into deep water to look for dead bodies.
A spokesman for The Police Frogman Unit told reporters that while they take full responsibility for what happened there are positives to be drawn from the tragedy, 'We now know,' he insisted, 'That whilst the 'Jeffery West' brogue offers a distinctively British heritage feel to this Autumn's look, they are really, really difficult to swim in.'
The Unit has also been criticized by the victims' families for taking over a week to recover all of the missing bodies. The spokesman pointed out however, that manpower was now an issue for such a detailed search of a large reservoir, but was quick to reassure them that this Friday is 'bring your daughter to work day' and they'll have all the extra help they'll need.