Colin Timothy Gagnon (sacredspud) wrote,
Colin Timothy Gagnon

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Wardrobe "malfunctions" of the poor and boring

Official version of the story behind the subject line: I'm testing my coworkers to see how observant they are.

Short version of the story behind the subject line: I am wearing mismatched shoes this morning at work.

Long version of the story behind the subject line: Last night around 11:30, I decided it would be a good idea to vacuum. Why 11:30? Because somehow I always get more housework done when I most definitely should be sleeping. Anyway, vacuuming entails moving a lot of stuff to the noncarpeted edges of the room, and that meant casually tossing the three pairs of footwear I'd worn last night (work shoes, walking shoes and sandals) in the general vacinity of the others. Cut to this morning. I was dressing as I loaded my MP3 player, and I must not have been paying attention, even as I retied one of the shoes which didn't feel right. It was only after I stepped out of my car that I realized my mistake. Now I understand that this falls more under the category of "operator error" than "malfunction," but anybody who's ever done tech support knows that most people don't comprehend the difference.

So is it worth my time to gome home and fix the problem?

Of course not. It's just mismatched shoes, fercryinoutloud. I'm not giving any presentations or anything, I'm not the sort of person who ever has to meet with clients-- My appearance doesn't really count any further than the company dress code, which says nothing about mismatched shoes (but it does say I could wear a split skirt). On the other hand, if anybody sees it, I'll never hear the end of it. This presents an excuse to take a really early lunch which affords me the rare opportunity to run two errands which otherwise would have to be done online.

I can't believe I'm thinking about going home just to put on a shoe.
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