Real Life Conversations with JT: Professional Attire edition
The backstory: One day last week JT came to school with me to help with summer open house tours. I made him wear khaki shorts and a school shirt for the day and I wore a school shirt and made an effort to look more professional myself. Afterward, he had some complaints about my unreasonable khaki shorts requirement.
JT: Why did I have to wear khakis instead of regular shorts? Note: For JT, “regular” shorts are any number of ratty nylon athletic shorts.
Me: Because they look nicer and more appropriate for school. I wore a nice school polo shirt with my skirt.
JT: You also wore flip flops.
Me: In the summer, I only wear flip flops.
JT: And that’s supposed to be “professional”?
Me: It’s summer and I’m a native Californian who was born wearing flip flops so, yeah, that’s professional.