Should I Wear Trousers Today?

I have an online work meeting this morning with the ‘big bosses,’ my first of 2021. This involves me making an effort, namely shaving, wearing ‘outdoor’ clothes and generally looking like the competent, professional individual they last saw way back in 1987. I jest, of course, but the longer this current lockdown stretches the more it feels that decades as opposed to weeks have passed since I last set foot in this place they call the office.

There will of course be much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the bathroom when I do finally pick up my trusty razor. I’ll be going for the reliable employee look as opposed to demented hillbilly. I only hope I can carry it off and slip seamlessly into the role I play so well, the role where I’m a competent, eloquent manager who knows exactly what he’s doing and fully deserves every penny of the pay packet they dump into his bank account every month.

Then there’s the drama of dressing myself. Epic eye roll. No Christmas 2020 loungewear for me. I’ll have to look reasonably human, at least from the waist up. Hmmm, no I think I’d better go the whole hog and wear trousers as well. Just in case they’ve rigged my laptop with secret cameras that would expose my slovenly lower half and lead to awkward conversations about my suitability for the role I’m currently performing.

I’m sure I’ll pull it off and rise to the occasion. I normally do. Life is but one big performance after all and this is just another fleeting cameo before I skulk back into the shadows and focus on my next Netflix binge. The ‘work mask’ can be cast aside for another few weeks and I’ll focus on my writing, homeschooling and dog walking duties. I know I’m very fortunate so please read this post in the ‘tongue-in-cheek’ style it was written in. I’m not a complete ogre.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

32 thoughts on “Should I Wear Trousers Today?

  1. I feel your pain. I’m pretty sure I’m approaching day 400 of track pants as my only bottoms. I like to mix them up, however. Red when I’m feeling feisty, camouflage when I’m feeling fierce, and the pjs I pretend are clothing when I’m miserable.

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  2. I’m still giggling! This was a much-needed read. I see no reason you can’t look professional waist up and if you have fuzzy bear claw slippers that would make this meeting even more epic. They wouldn’t be a respectable management team if they dared hit you “below the belt” in any form or fashion. 😉


  3. I have come upstairs and become alarmed because my dad is wearing “real” clothes. It is usually because he has to turn on his camera for his meetings that day 😂 (He has meetings all day long but he never turns his camera on.)


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