Thursday, August 16, 2007

What (not) To Wear

One of the drawbacks of wearing essentially the same thing to work every day (jeans, t-shirt, sneakers) is that any variation attracts a lot of attention. Today, I am wearing a flowy, patterned top. Here are the comments thus far:

Sharon, administrative assistant: "I love your blouse!"

Vibhu, fellow graduate student: "Whoa! You're dressed up today!"

Ajit, scientist from India: "Nice shirt, Eileen. It looks like something that famous singer would wear. (Me: "Which famous singer?") You know, the one with the big sideburns. From Tennessee. He died a long time ago.... (Me, perplexed: "Elvis?").... Yes! That is the guy!"

Elvis. Not exactly the look I was going for.

5 comments:

jay said...

I totally have the same thing happen to me at work sometimes, but usually its "whoa! you decided to wear pants today!" stuff like that generally..

Anonymous said...

Can you please post a picture of your Elvis shirt?

Kevin said...

30 years since Elvis' death so it's good to see that you're paying tribute to the King.

Vibhu said...

stop trying to play cool...you dressed up for patrick, the hunky autoclave repairman!

eileen said...

Hah! You're on to me, Vibhu. Why do you think the autoclave keeps breaking?