Saw this post on MediaBistro.com and thought it was apt. New York and the world are full of the pantsless at the moment. I count myself normally as one of them.BUT...I am actually going to put on pants tomorrow it turns out as I have a one day gig! Work. With others. In an office. Yipes. Are people still shaving out there? I wonder. What are the fashions? So much I have forgotten.
And...I am working a freelance gig for a Doc film Festival as well. This I do not have to put pants on for as I work at home. Or shave. Sounds good, but it will be nice to actually work amongst people tomorrow.
Thanks to ASSME (American Society of Shitcanned Media Elites) we now have a holiday to celebrate tomorrow: the first annual "Freelancers Put On Your Pants" Day.
ASSME explains: "If you're freelance, unemployed, or underemployed, you probably work at home and don't always wear pants either. (Gentlemanâ€“no, those ratty "writing shorts" do not count.)
"This Friday, July 10th, let's all make an effort to all put on pants. Fridays are often a time for a more relaxed dress code in offices. But not for the jobless. This Friday, take a shower in the morning, fix your hair, and put on some nice clothes even if you won't be leaving the house."
Commenters replied with a variety of witticisms, like "When you say, "fix your hair," does that include actually using shampoo?" and "It would take water torture to tell how many times I have showered since I have not worked."
Now, working from home (and thus making big bucks no matter what you're wearing) is a little different from turning into a disgusting slovenly troglodyte after losing your job, but even this freelancer puts on effin' pants, or SOMETHING, on a daily basis. Today we are very stylish in a Crossroads dress...whatever that means.
And we all know how important it is to not feel disgusting after a day of sitting at the computer sending out resumes.
Anyway, go put on some pants tomorrow. Heck, don't wait 'til tomorrow. No time like the present, after all.