I’m into month three with the retail job, 25 hours or so a week of helping customers make the most of their experience in our store the best way I can.
It was time, I decided as the new year began, to buy some new work pants.
Jeans are the attire of choice for most of my colleagues in the store, including all the other cashiers. Best for the all-around demands of the job, including the rasslin’ of the carts from the parking lot corrals back to the store lobby entrance, I’d say.
That’s been a change from my past life of three decades as a reporter and editor at the big daily, where khakis were my go-to, in the office at my desk and out on the streets of the Central New York community.
My dear wife Karen went with me to the big box BJ’s Warehouse store, where I’d spied a really great price on their house brand when I went solo this week to buy a big bag of ground Dunkin’ Donuts regular for our daily morning pot of home-brewed coffee. The relaxed fit jeans looked well-made to me, even held right up next to the more familiar name that cost more than twice as much. They passed the wife inspection, too.
It’ll feel good to wear some spiffy new jeans to my shifts this week, yes it will.
What kind of clothes do you wear to work, and why? Where to you buy your clothes, and why? What’s your favorite outfit, and why?