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#155 of 174 Re: Forget the Greyhound..... [british_rover]
Jun 20, 2006 (7:33 am)
I remember years ago, we had a company newsletter that would have cartoons and comics in it from time to time. Well, one of them was a scene of a break room, with vending machines. One of the machines said "Whipped Coffee" on it, and had a guy in leather with a whip and a big smile on his face standing beside it, at the ready. There was a poor sap standing there, coffee in hand, with a shocked look on his face.
I remember we thought it was the funniest thing and laughed our you-know-whats off, but in the next issue of that newsletter, man I've never seen so many people write in and whine about being offended and shocked!
I wish I still had that newsletter, but unfortunatley that was three companies ago.
#156 of 174 Re: Forget the Greyhound..... [lemko]
Jun 20, 2006 (7:34 am)
uh...I still wear a suit and occassionally a hat. Too bad people are such slobs these days.
Last wedding we went to, invitation specifically stated that dress was casual and men did not have to wear suit/sport coats and ties. As I recall, only people dressed up were bridal party and their parents. So, as it is going, will probably not be needing suits too much for weddings in future.
I would agree that business dress in office has deteriorated badly. Men went from dress slacks, dress shirt and ties in early 90's to casual Fridays then to casual everyday then to everyday slobs. See guys coming in in summer in shorts, t-shirts, sandals no socks, and a "baseball cap". Some wear baseball caps at their desks. And, the cap lid has to be curled into a half-circle. These folks are internal and do not see customers.
I should add that a couple of the sloppy dressers also have poor taste (IMO) in vehicle choice and might be driving things that this board considers to be on a "worst" car list.
#157 of 174 When I first started working...
Jun 20, 2006 (7:43 am)
in the "corporate world" back in 1992, I usually dressed pretty nicely. I also had a part time job at a department store, so I could get my clothes at a discount. It wasn't too long before they told me to stop dressing so nicely, because I was making some of the upper-level managers look like bums on the street! I think I wore a tie three times last year. To a wedding, to a funeral, and for when they wanted to take a picture of me at work to put in some high-level publication.
And oh, you should see what some of these young interns wear nowadays! I'd say it's borderline harrassment! But in a good way.
#158 of 174 Re: When I first started working... [andre1969]
Jun 20, 2006 (8:41 am)
since we're already off on the dress code rant, I'll continue it. When I entered the full time workforce in the mid 90's, slacks and a tie was the rule M-Th. Friday was jeans day. Now it seems that slacks and a golf shirt will suffice for men. In one company a the engineering group, that did not meet with customers, had deteriorated to sweat pants and t shirts. That got stopped. From what I have noticed in my travels the Northeast still tends to be a little more dressy. West Coast is very casual. I'm sure there are exeptions all around.
I will say, based solely on my experience, that womem's office dress has gotten a lot more casual. I can see more belly buttons at the office now that at the beach.
Jun 20, 2006 (8:46 am)
If we want to go off into worst dressed cars.. maybe
Jun 20, 2006 (11:50 am)
Ok - I saw 1976 Cadillac Seville with huge rims and LoPros the other day. The rims/tires gotta be worth more than the car. Since when does slapping $1600+ worth of wheels and tires elevate a POS to something above a POS with expensive feet?
#161 of 174 Re: They may be "ugly..." [xrunner2]
Jun 20, 2006 (3:03 pm)
They do have the percentage of Chinese content on the window sticker.
#162 of 174 Re: Rims [leadfoot6]
Jun 21, 2006 (6:51 am)
Thank you! I'm glad someone else has said it. I "love" when I go out to the central valley and get in some of those towns where every second car is a POS Caprice or Lumina worth maybe a couple hundred $$ with about $2000 worth of "footwear" on it. What do they do when that pile finally gives up the ghost? Just pull the rims off and move them to the next car? I suppose they do.
Oh, and let's not forget the $1000 worth of stereo improvements, with the thumpin' sub rattling every loose piece of trim and metal on the car as they drive down the road.
Saw a late 80s Seville like that quite recently - half the windows were broken out and had been covered with opaque plastic, the suspension was shot, this car was "walking dead", yet they had spent the obligatory 3 grand on rims and stereo. With that much money to blow, didn't it ever occur to them to maybe fix the windows? How about fixing the sagging suspension and the mechanicals a bit?
These cars are to me the worst cars in general. No one brand in particular, but among the crowd that does this sort of thing, it seems to be mostly the big-engined domestic cars that are the ones of choice.
#163 of 174 Re: Rims [nippononly]
Jun 21, 2006 (7:18 am)
>Caprice or Lumina worth maybe a couple hundred $$ with about $2000 worth of "footwear"
> obligatory 3 grand on rims and stereo.
And they complain they are poor--ain't poor, they just have always made bad choices. They'll have a cell phone, money for cigs and other smokes and pharmaceuticals. But if they hit your car or damage you, they shouldn't be held responsible for anything in life; they're gone and can't get money from them.
If the car craps out, they sell the rims or get another one to fit.
Jun 21, 2006 (8:02 am)
Who says these wheels etc are purchased...