Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Say Cheese

Today is team photograph day at work. Shirts have been tucked in. Ties rule. Borrowed jackets all around for the guys. Some have even shaved. The group of dishevelled looking young men who usually traipse around our office are suddenly walking straighter with their tummies sucked in. There are some odd combinations - like striped shirts and pin-striped trousers. But anything that helps you smile wider for the camera, with confidence, can only be good.

12 comments:

eve's lungs said...

I so know that feeling - it normally happens when the C&MD is coming down and we have to make an event out of it .And in winter - guys really dress up then - of course with weird combinations !

iz said...

Ah. All stuff that job satisfcation would normally achieve.

suku said...

what about the ladies? how are they getting ready?

have fun!

Distar said...

post a photo anamika (on here or fb)! dying to see what you look like 10 years later :)

Thinking Cramps said...

Well, the saying cheese is done. Am waiting to see the results. There are not too many women at my office and they are usually respectably dressed. It's the men who seem to turn into butterflies on these days!

Distar: Have mailed you a link on FB!

suku said...

yes foto foto...pleeez

Reflections said...

hehe...facing the camera brings all our otheriwse invisible foibles to the fore;-P

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Hi,

was intrigued by the fulsome praise about you on eve's lungs. Must say that you lived up to it. Loved the calvin cartoon and the thoughts below. From Dracula to Dubai to Dress-up day, they were all great reading.

A Muser said...

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Thinking Cramps said...

Suku: None on this blog, sorry!

Reflections: Oh and the photo shoot was yet another experience, with people subtly preening and primping just before, when they thought no one was looking!

Sucharita: Thanks for commenting - and so glad you were not disappointed. I am touched.

A Muser: It is not yet 8 am and already you have made my day - hurrying across to check!

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

When I was in the Navy it always amazed me how some guys who always looked like a movie perfect specimen in uniform would show up at a social function in such poorly chosen , ill fitting, and downright ugly clothes that we could never quite get that image from overlaying the smartly uniformed one.

So funny.

O.

Thinking Cramps said...

Onedia: Heh heh...yeah, the uniform is so smart and then when u realise what their dress sense is when left to their own devices...all the illusions shatter :)