The T-shirt snub
...and in the age of ever-present company-logo T-shirts, even more so.:)
Anyway, those who know me well, know that I wear company logo stuff far too often. There are number of reasons for this
- the shirts are free
- I'm too lazy to go out and buy real clothes
- I like the T-shirts most of the time
- and they're free
Now, in general I only wear stuff from companies/organizations that I think fondly of, or recruited with; their is some overlap there; occasionally it'll be because I stopped at their booth at a recruiting fair and their rep stuck his/her hand out with a T-shirt :), but that was a long time ago.
Anyway, I came back home tonight and changed. I realized I needed to quickly pick up something from the grocery store next door. So I put on a T-shirt and sweatpants, went there, grabbed what I needed, and stood in the checkout line. The woman in front of me was a Google employee, and I know this because she had her Google employee badge still clipped to her belt (something I've done myself sometimes.) Eye-contact was made, so I smiled the gentle fake smile accompanied by a head-nod that you use for polite acknowledgement. I got a quick look-away. "Wow", I thought, "I must look like even more of a mess than usual." On the way out the door, I ran into (I presume) another Google employee. He was wearing the black Google T-shirt and had a "Googley" air about him. One quick look at me, he smirked gently and looked away. "Most un-Googley" I thought to myself as I unloaded my cereal and diet soda into the car.
Then I realized what I was wearing. My grey-and-pink Yahoo T-shirt (yes, grey-and-pink.) Sigh.