My New Personal Policy Concerning Business Casual

I feel dumb. I went to work today in just my undershirt.

I don’t like to be unprepared, so when something happens that shows there’s a hole in my preparedness I try to patch the hole. Sometimes that makes me look like some kind of hero; other times it makes me look like some kind of dumbass.

For example, if I show up at the office, take off my jacket, and then realize that I forgot to wear a shirt – well, then I feel kind of dumb because now I have to implement a personal policy of leaving a shirt at the office. On the one hand, that’s good, because it means I don’t have to worry anymore about remembering to put a shirt on before leaving the house.

On the other hand, it’s pretty lame, since it means something which is completely UNimportant to the business or the pleasure of my day (wearing a shirt) has become a Life Problem. That, to me, means I am, once again, letting Administrative Overhead take time away from things that are more important – like creativity, building stuff, developing relationships, thinking, and relaxing. That’s not good.