Sunday, May 20

The new job went tits up


turned out I didn't fit

A uniform had been ordered for me but hadn't arrived by the time I started.  I fashioned an approximation of 'The Institutional Style' and at the end of my first week I was summoned to the Principal's office and told that my uniform should not have pockets, could I please find a less pocketty shirt. 

I tried to make the case for pockets:
•  easier to steal stuff 
•  ability to carry tissues/drugs and issue these to people who need them

The Principal remained adamant on pocketlessness so I snipped them off  and she said I was being silly and that might have been the beginning of the end or maybe the end had started right at the beginning and I couldn't tell

11 comments:

  1. 'The pointlessness of the pocketless shirt...'
    Good title.You're welcome.

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  2. I still don't have MacArthur Grant money to hand out but if I did I would give it to you my favorite genius. I'm reminded of my favorite Warren Zevon song, "The French Inhaler." It's about (in part) a California woman in the 70s (not you or me) but the first line rings in my head frequently: "How you going to make your way in the world woman when you ain't cut out for working..." (and yet we must wring a living out of this old world. It's a great song. I hope you find something soon that's a better fit. I'm going to try to post a link to the song but it might not work and you'll have to look it up yourself. Bless you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ibe85f_Tqw

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  3. It's actually "weren't" cut out for working. How could I get that wrong? Like I said, it's in my head. Must be that leftover half a beer I just drank. Take care.

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    1. interesting song, I'd never heard of Zevon so thanks for intro. Great to know I'm you're Fave Gen xxx

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    2. Surely you remember "Werewolves of London" from once upon a time? I also commend to you "Desperadoes Under the Eaves." Take care.

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  4. Ack. I had to go out without pockets today, it being too warm for a shirt or jacket. I had to wear a belt bag. I firmly believe that even T-shirts should have usable pockets! And all coats should have an inside pocket. Sick of having to stuff everything down my bra.
    Sx

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    1. I've actually invented a special under-the-shirt device, a sort of detachable poachers pocket to subvert the Principal's rules

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  5. I'm now waiting for some militant marsupial advocacy group to get wind of this institution's blatantly discriminatory pocket-less policy! A ticking legal time-bomb!

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    1. I'm already organising the kangaroo squad

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