Rather than our usual Wednesday morning construction meeting with six or seven co-workers and our CEO, this morning we were hosting a big seminar attended by about two dozen other CEOs. I may be old fashioned (okay, for the record, on some things I’m not, but on many things I am the poster child for old fashioned) but given the crowd I knew would be there, I figured the Director of Finance (i.e., me) shouldn’t be in cargo shorts and flip flops.
Instead I was wearing my blue pinstripe $1,000 suit (another long story) and a bright red shirt with a red, white, and blue tie. It was like I was either going to be interviewed on Fox News or I was doing my best cosplay of Al Pacino in “The Devil’s Advocate.”
The saddest part of the entire day was that, no matter how many times I used that Al Pacino cosplay line to people who were wondering why I was in a suit (people! people! people! it’s not that big of a deal!) not one of them gave any indication that they had gotten the reference.
Kids these days!