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G'day mates. I wore a tie to work yesterday. It had a single small kangaroo design on it and was made in Australia. I got a lot of positive feedback. A Lot. I was commended for going the extra mile. They asked how I got it. Told me I looked good.
It's just a slim dark brown tie with a small yellow kangaroo on it. Friday's color of the day was brown. The last time Friday was brown I wore a light brown long-sleeved t-shirt, and I just didn't have anything else. Many people at work never try to wear Friday's colors or themes. I think it helps us be a team and it's fun to do. It gives me an excuse to wear things I normally would never wear, much less wear to work.
The tie was my dad's. He and Mom did visit Australia years ago and I assumed he got it there, but I'm not sure. I honestly thought I'd never wear it. Brown's not my color and I rarely even wear a tie.
I know why the tie gathered so much attention yesterday. Almost no one wears a tie in our warehouse; at least none of the worker bees like me. That may change soon. We're getting security cameras and we may want to look our best.
When I asked my wife in the morning how I looked with the tie I expected she could have laughed or said something to deflate me. Instead she said I looked good and I thanked her sincerely. I was going to wear it anyway, but it was nice to not start the day negatively. For millions of people, wearing a tie to work is as normal as tying your shoes, but for me? I think yesterday was the first time I ever wore a tie to work. In all my years, at various jobs, I can't recall another time I wore a tie to work.