Thursday, 23 October 2014

Charity shop trousers

“Just to confirm…”

Never the best start to an email.

It was 12:30 and we were mid way through a busy lunch service in the middle of summer. A beautiful day to be stood anywhere but the mouth of a 500ยบ oven. I was wearing shorts.

“… no shorts will be permitted onsite”

A building site.

I’d been chasing for a viewing for months, our allotted slot fell between a lunch and dinner service but the dress code caught me by surprise. A building site with a dress code.

As the last lunch order hit the spike I headed to the viewing, charity shop on route and I was the proud owner of some M&S Blue Harbour trousers several sizes too big, £4.50 including the tissue in the pocket.

I made the viewing and we’ve placed an offer. If all goes to plan the trousers are going on the wall.


We’ll have no dress code.


1 comment:

  1. Loving the trouser story. Sometimes just showing up is the challenge. My brother has had to go to Tescos for a funeral outfit in the past. And I've done an 80 mile round trip early one morning having gone to a wedding without wedding outfits. Ahh trousers.

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