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Dog and Pony Show

I work in a casual environment. A lot of employees don't get into the office until after ten o'clock. And nice clothes are the exception. It isn't uncommon for people to wear shorts and flip-flops. Or even be barefoot in the halls. This week, though, the corporate board is in town, and we have all been told that we have to be in to work by 8:30 in the morning, and to dress business casual. I have no problems being in by that time. I get in that early anyway. No problems dressing business casual. I do sometimes on my own. But telling the whole company to do it just so they can look pretty for the board really annoys me.

It is like we are pretending to be a real company just for the day or so. And tomorrow we can go back to what we were doing. Just smile and look pretty for the chairman, but try not to draw too much attention to yourself or talk to anyone on the board.

Might as well hire a bunch of actors for the day just to come in a pretend like they work here. Surely a whole office full of pretty people would be an even better sight to show the board than the regulars that have just been dressed up.

If I remember to upload the picture, tomorrow we can play the "what the Hell is that?" game with something I found in the garage.

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