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Daily English 1236 - Dressing Inappropriately for Work

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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