Daily English 1236 - Dressing Inappropriately for Work

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Dialogue/Story

Thierry:  I know it’s casual Friday, but some people just don’t know how to dress appropriately for work.

Olga:  I was thinking the same thing.  Look at Sandy.  What she’s wearing is far too revealing.

Thierry:  I was actually thinking about Jimmy. He’s wearing cutoffs and flip-flops.  Where is his professionalism?

Olga:  Don’t they know how they’re dressed can affect their careers? Some people can’t see past poor fashion choices.

Thierry:  Yeah, so many people are closed-minded and think what people wear reflects their ability.

Olga:  I’ve known a lot of people like that.  Me?  I always err on the side of caution.

Thierry:  Is that why you never dress down?

Olga:  That’s right.  And I’ve noticed you don’t either.

Thierry:  No, just because we suspend the dress code one day a week doesn’t mean we have to dress inappropriately.

Olga:  True, though both Sandy and Jimmy look really comfortable.

Thierry:  Yeah, they do.  It must be nice to walk around the office without dress shoes.  Maybe, just once, I’ll come to work in shorts next week.

Olga:  What?!  After everything you’ve said?

Thierry:  I was thinking of tasteful shorts, nothing tacky.

Olga:  Just remember that it’s a slippery slope, my friend. I hope to never see you here in a tank top!

 

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Business|Clothing + Grooming


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