If I am to believe every sitcom I have ever seen, showing up in the same outfit is among the more mortifying things that can ever happen to a woman. I don’t know whether this is true or not, but I find myself in a similar dilemma.
There is a guy at work who has the exact same t-shirt that I do. It is the rather iconic one posted at the top of this page. Perhaps if it were plain or perhaps if it were less iconic it wouldn’t bother me much. Perhaps if I didn’t like the shirt as much as I do I could relax about it a little.
My original strategy was to outwait him. I figured if he wore it one day, they I was clear for the week. Sadly this strategy seemed to fail as he has taken to wearing it multiple times per week. In fact, on at least one occasion we were both wearing it. I think I donned a sweater and kept to another part of the building.
I realize how stupid this sounds, but it isn’t a uniform. Also, I am pretty sure we can’t consult each other on our wardrobe, so I had to adopt a new plan. Typical of me, if one plan didn’t work, I went for the extreme. I planned on never wearing the shirt to work again.
Have you ever been in this kind of dilemma? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
This week, I realized that he had worn the shirt for the last two days and I decided to chance that he wouldn’t don it for a third consecutive day. My patience was rewarded and I proudly displayed my shirt to my class and a few outside observers who were watching me teach/facilitate.
I wonder if I would care if we were wearing the same shoes? Somehow I doubt it.