Thursday, October 15, 2009

Casual Day?

This afternoon, the announcement went out that tomorrow is Jeans Day at SUM-Law. Both partners will be out and there are no meetings scheduled, thus giving the paralegals and secretaries a certain feeling of freedom and relaxation. This idea was first run past the associate attorneys (both 20-something males, inclined to put their feet on their desks and wear IU sweatshirts at work when they think no one is looking), who thought it was a brilliant idea.

I suppose I'll be going along with it, although I dislike the idea of casual days at work as a general rule. The more professionally I'm dressed, the more I get done. Tomorrow, it will just take more effort, I suppose.

And this reminds me of one of my pet peeves, encountered this evening at the grocery store: why oh why oh why do medical "professionals" wear scrubs out of work? Doesn't that defeat the purpose? Aren't scrubs supposed to hygienic and aid in controlling germs and all those gross things that can potentially fasten themselves to street wear?

Besides that, they just look slovenly. I know they're supposed to be so comfortable, but so are pajamas and you don't see people. . . . Nevermind.


Elephantschild said...

Ah, but jeans, done right, can look very smart.

Not only do I see flannel pajama pants at the store, they're often accompanied by fuzzy slippers, all grubby from being worn out of the house.

It's just a lovely sight to see at the establishment where I buy my food.

Bethany said...

I got used to seeing chicks in dirty pjs at school, but the grocery store? That's just gross.

Jane said...

Scrubs in public gross me out.

Katsuke said...

I knew a lot of CNAs and nurses who would go shopping after work on their way home.
If they're getting washed right after they get home anyway I really don't see the difference.
I also believe in the 10 second rule, so maybe I'm just an unhygienic person :-)

Bethany said...

I have to admit to being a little hypocritical on the scrub thing. It doesn't gross me out that much. It's the sloppiness that bothers me. In my perfect, aesthetic, little world, nurses would still wear starched white caps and aprons. And men would wear suits everywhere. But, being neither a nurse nor a man, I really don't get much of a say in those things. ;o)