2 outta 3 ain’t bad

First, there was the idea of Casual Day Fridays.  The office implemented this idea a few months ago and it was met with excitement and deemed a great success or so I thought.

Second, there was a re-work to the cherished and globally loved ‘Women on the Move’.  Men are also now shown to be ‘On the Move’.  It’s good to be moving together or so I thought.

Third, there was an email addressed to the women in the office from the [officially recognized group that handles such matters].  The email was as follows:

Survey about wearing of uniforms at

[The officially recognized group that handles such matters] is making a survey about how many female employees are interested to wear uniforms.

Please reply with a yes or no.”

I initially typed something along the lines of , “Are you f***ing serious?!  Can you please tell me why I would or should want to wear a uniform…a uniform?!…in my professional place of work?!  What’s the purpose of having all the women wear a uniform in the office?  To group us all together into some mindless, uniform-wearing gang?  While you’re asking such fascinating survey questions, why not bring back smoking at our desks, lunchtime Tupperware parties in the break room (gals only!) and Lee Press-On-Nails!?  Why aren’t you asking the men if they would be interested in wearing a uniform?  I’d love to know what their responses would be.  Sincerely, the chick from America”


I then deleted everything and simply responded back with a ‘no’.


About Minnesota Pilgrim

A GenX Xpat who moved from Minnesota to Mauritius to France with her Frenchman lover. Multiple cultures, total bedlam, absolute bliss.
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