Thursday, June 11, 2009

Conformity on Casual Fridays

For the lucky souls that have never been part of Corporate Whoredom, casual Fridays is a lame attempt by our Corporate Overlords to make us feel a little less miserable on the last day of the workweek, by allowing us to come to work in jeans. I never fully understood the concept of people showing up to work in formal or semi-formal attire. I can buy that if you work in a client-facing industry or function, like Sales, or maybe if you have some important external meetings. But if you are an accountant showing up at 7am for 10 hours of number crunching, in a tiny cubicle infront of a 10-inch black-and-white screen, doesn't it really border on torture to have you also wear a tie?

But I digress. Back to casual Fridays, the funny thing is how everyone, really, everyone is wearing jeans and t-shirts on casual Fridays. Which makes you wonder really, if casual Fridays is a way of letting corporate slaves out of the conformity of b-wear (yes, I'm trying to coin my own Orwellian vocab), then isn't everyone wearing jeans and t-shirts kind of defeats the purpose? Because, technically, if casual Friday is about not looking like everyone else, then you should show up in a suit and tie. Definitely you'd be the only one dressed like that on a Friday, you rebel!

8 comments:

DailyAntics said...

surely you mean casual thursdays?

Feshfesh said...

Good point, I decided to ask myself what would T.G.I. Fridays do? Would they rebrand here in elCairo to T.G.I. Thursday? Or in Saudi to T.G.I. Wednesdays?

Since the they didn't, I decided to do the same. Yes, yes, I put a lot of thought into this :D

Ice Queer said...

I didnt know that they do that in Egypt!

Lovely blog btw =)

Munqy said...

Where was CoM when we needed him???????

Feshfesh said...

The CoM is dead to me. I hear the word on the street is that he was lured by the Americans (Death to America!) with a promise of some quality time with Pamela Anderson's lefty. Is that true?

Munqy said...

That was my rumour!!!! On Twitter!!!! Embee told me we should have been smart and utilized Foxy Megan Fox when she was here shooting Transformers 2. Hindsight...

Feshfesh said...

TOO LATE! Bas regardless of all the talk of how much of a Royal Bufokoeng this was, it takes balls to hire hos in a country with like 99% HIV infestation. I applaud our brave boys.

Munqy said...

You think that's true? I mean, I don't have the case of denial everybody has and I think it's a possibility, but I also think that it might also be a cover up to save face for 2010 world cup.