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Showing posts from December 8, 2018

Dress Up Day

I went to my office wearing black jeans, a blue plaid lumberjack flannel shirt not tucked in, and blue soft-sole mesh-topped walking shoes. I love those shoes. You know the kind, made with the super-light and super-soft foam soles that conform to the shape of your feet. Amazingly comfortable.

The thing is, I work in a professional office, and it was a Thursday.

For many years now, we had Dress Down Friday. Dress Down Friday has become Dress Down All Week. I rarely see anyone in suits anymore. Some guys do come to the office in shirt and ties, mainly the old guys. Dresses are rare also. Just about every lady wears pants and a blouse. 

Our Friday Dress Code (now an all-week dress code) is really small: no jeans (interpreted as blue jeans), no torn anything, no tees, no low-cut blouses and no short skirts. The last two were added because a couple of young ladies showed up in the office dressed exactly like that. They would have fitted in at a nightclub with no wardrobe change. 

I suspect th…