Unclesam22: So I'm unhiding DCT's DBD from yesterday cause I think it is funny and we can use it today.
A friend of mine in grad school and I had a running joke about every Friday being "Pants Free Friday," which came out of some comment he made as part of his ongoing effort to torment his Korean officemate, whose English was functionally very good but didn't extend to irony and deadpan humor.*
I woke up today and discovered that I had forgotten to run any chinos through the wash over the weekend, so my choices were:
- Wear a suit, and have everyone assuming that I'm interviewing for a new job
- Wear jeans, which would mean going to the IT office because jeans are strictly verboten at the main office
- PANTS FREE TUESDAY!!!!!!!!
I was all set to subvert the dominant pants paradigm, but I checked the recent training on avoiding workplace harassment and it had a surprisingly clear section about actually having to wear pants to work. The bastards!
So I put the pants in the wash, only to get a late breaking meeting invitation for a meeting at the IT office. So now I'll be wearing pants, the appropriate ones, when I could have been wearing jeans anyway OR making a stand for eliminating pants in the workspace.
Feeling pretty thwarted at the moment, y'all.
*When this office mate mentioned that his younger sister was coming to visit, my friend immediately trolled hard in the paint and started asking if the office mate had any pictures, would his sister be interested in going out with an American, etc. The office mate replied, straight faced, "I will kill you if you try that," my friend started laughing thinking that this was a deadpan humor breakthrough, and the office mate followed up with, "I'm not joking. I will actually kill you." Oh.