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Shorts Day
In honor of the upcoming holiday, my office is closing at 3pm today. Yay, a short day!! Not just a short day, but a Shorts Day: the management has kindly relaxed the dress code for today, and we are allowed to wear shorts.

Unfortunately, the office is still at its normal near-freezing temperature.

In the past, we have had occasional "shorts for a dollar" fundraisers. I usually participate in these: I pay my dollar to charity and come into work wearing shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt. It's great for the trips to and from work, and it's wonderful at lunchtime....but otherwise I shiver all day. My legs get goosebumps.

Is this really an employee benefit? Hypothermia?? Of course not everybody in the office is as cold-blooded as I am, but still. This place is generally way too air-conditioned to be comfortable in summer clothing.

Today I decided not to suffer the cold, and I am wearing jeans. However, to take advantage of my employer's goodwill, I decided to abuse the dress code in other ways. I am wearing my (long-sleeved!) Hard Rock Cafe shirt, since we are generally not allowed to wear any t-shirts or clothes with emblems on them. I also have a cute Woodstock t-shirt on underneath, just in case it gets a little warmer in here.

So far I haven't needed it, but it will be nice when I got out for lunch. It's summer outside, even if it is chilly in here.
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tammylc From: tammylc Date: July 3rd, 2003 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
My office is also frequently arctic. I keep a sweater in my office year round, so I can adjust as necessary.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 3rd, 2003 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)


My office is usually cold, but every now and then the air dies, and it becomes a sauna. I never quite know how to dress here! I keep a zip-up sweatshirt at my desk, and a t-shirt. That way I'm ready for all extremes.
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: July 3rd, 2003 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
That is how the classrooms are at OU! Some days I'll be sitting in there sweating cause it's so hot and others I'm shivering wishing I had a sweatshirt cause they have the air on so high! It's crazy.
But still, hope you have a good day and at least you got to wear jeans and a comfy shirt right?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 3rd, 2003 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly! I'm nice and comfy...and I'm going home in a couple minutes -- woo-hoo!

Have a great 4th!
bjohnson From: bjohnson Date: July 3rd, 2003 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)


...that Woodstock.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 3rd, 2003 10:48 am (UTC) (Link)


*grins* Yep...that's why I included the link.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 3rd, 2003 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Have a good 4th!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 3rd, 2003 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)


Thanks, you too!
cannibal From: cannibal Date: July 3rd, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay you, getting off early! I have to enroll some test accounts, then can leave myself. Be warm and happy, seeya soon!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 3rd, 2003 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful! Stirring up the energy to mow my lawn right now. (:
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