You’ve heard of summer casual?

morningsunWe are pretty much on “summer casual” *all* summer at my work. For one reason or another. Our division completed a release. The other division we share the building with completed a release. It’s hot outside. The moon is in the 7th house and Jupiter aligns with Mars… And peace… Sorry but never… But here’s a link to the 5th dimension

Back to earth… Summer casual can be interesting because people can wear shorts (yes, really) to work. I do not personally participate. My shorts are SHORT shorts. Not that they are fashionable in any sense of the word. Just that they are SHORT. And raggedy. I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing them to work! Although I am not quiiiite as skinny as I was a bazillion years ago (by a long shot!), I don’t exactly have bad legs. Except for the fact that this summer they are a pasty white color with all kinds of bumps and bangs and bug bites and things from hiking and jungling around in the Landfill yard, etc. Not very cute.

Today, the LSCHP speculated something like, “Why stop at summer casual? Let’s all just come to work in our skivvies!” Yes, this jocularly expressed speculation “skeeved” more than a few people out. I shouted over the wall, “If we are gonna undress, we will all have to go home and dial in to the meeting today.” Laughter and more discussion ensued ending with the LSCHP declaring that today was Captain Underpants Day. Fortunately, no one complied. Heck, our team skews OLD! Nobody wants to look at *us* in our undies. (And no, absolutely NO ONE read any kind of sexual harassment into any of that. That’s just not how folks roll where I work.)

I don’t participate in summer casual, except that I wear sandals a lot. I am VERY comfortable in skirts and tank tops, etc., and I have clothing that serves me well. When I get home at night, I switch into a tie-dyed t-shirt and my raggedy old shorts. And if we aren’t expecting guests (and we usually aren’t), I go commando. The Commander would probably be horrified…

2 Responses to “You’ve heard of summer casual?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Yikes–those dressing down ideas wouldn’t work well for me either. My shorts aren’t obscenely short, but I still wouldn’t wear them to school. The closest I get are capris. 🙂

  2. Tonya Says:

    Yep, I wear capris a lot. I don’t remember the last time I wore a skirt or a dress!