Saturday, January 9, 2010

Express Yourself (It's Okay)

A little bit of background about yours truly.  I went to public school from K-8 but when it came time for high school, I decided to give private school a chance.  You know, experience something different and all. Well, the first thing I had to adapt to in a LONG line of adaptations was a school uniform.  At first I thought they were ridiculous, forcing girls to wear plaid skirts and button down shirts in limited colors.  Didn't this school know I was a free spirit?  How was I going to be happy wearing the same thing everyday?

Well, as it turns out, I was pretty happy.  See, I am generally a lazy person in the mornings and the fact that the biggest decision I had to make at 5:30 a.m. (I lived a distance from my high school) was what color socks to wear suited me well.  That didn't mean I never had the urge to express myself.  Luckily the school knew this urge would flair up in teens so they scheduled the occasional Slop Day.

Slop Day - noun - A day when for a $1 donation to a charity you can wear jeans, sweatpants, t-shirts whatever.  

In the workplace, Slop Days have become known as Casual Fridays.  This is also known as my favorite day of the week.  It is a chance for people to express who they really are to their fellow co-workers.  Unfortunately, people don't embrace this day as much as they should.  Jeans and a sweater doesn't really tell me much about who you are when you aren't in your cubicle.

Which is why I think employees should be forced to wear Slogan Tees on Casual Fridays.

For example, this is what I wore yesterday:

What does this shirt say about me?  Basically, that I was a child in the 90's and that playing Oregon Trail was the most productive thing I did in computer class.

Okay, so it doesn't scream out much about me but it does say something.

So folks, when you think about what to wear next Friday, try to choose something that will be informative and possibly humorous.  Your co-workers will appreciate it.

~ The Office Scribe


Ed Adams said...

As soon as you mentioned plaid skirts and button down shirts, I was lost in fantasy land.

The Office Scribe said...

Yeah, it was really every pervy middle aged guys fantasy.

Unfortunately, that school now uses skorts instead of skirts because of pervy high school aged boys.

And does it pull you out of fantasy land if I mention I wore sweatpants under my skirt and called them baggy tights?

Travis said...

I have a t-shirt that says,

"Fat People Are Harder To Kidnap."

I freakin love that shirt.

Jean Knee said...

Mine would say:

Hurry up and shave, Al Green's coming to town

coined by a friend of mine who is now almost famous

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