Monday, April 19, 2010
Be Careful What You Ask For
Once Upon a Time there was a bank teller who argued with his boss about wearing a tie. Being a bit of a smartass said bank teller bemoaned the lot of modern ties with their geometric patterns or stripes and complained that they were difficult to tie correctly and only gave irate customers something to grab when they needed someone to get face-to-face with and argue about fees.
This Bank Teller was required each month to list all the things he had done well, and the areas he needed to work on and develop a monthly action plan around those things. Several months ago his action plan was about ties.
Not content to just write that he needed to improve his choices or how he tied them, this action plan included a history of the lowly tie and how it was first worn by Croatian mercenaries and delved into it's evolution into the long strip of fabric his boss was insisting he wear today.
This is where he made his mistake.
NEVER tell a knitter that you will wear a piece of lace around your neck unless you REALLY mean it!!
He was a good sport about it, too.
I cropped out his face because I forgot to ask if it was ok for him to live in tie infamy forever!