One of my co-workers has always been somewhat noteworthy.
For the longest time he wore suits, sweaters, ties, straight out of 1985. He had a mullet. He wore Bill Cosby sweaters, thin leather ties, Don Johnson suits. A 1985 style moustash. It was kind of fun.
Then he went and purchased a very nice, very expensive grey man’s suit. It’s rather conservative, in fact. He could be a banker. Except when he wore it he wore it with high heeled black patten pumps and nail polish. He rocked the shoes - walked better in them than at least 50% of the err, natural women I know. He still had the mullet and moustash.
Earlier this week I saw, erm, her(?) walking into the building. No mullet (a very nice blow out, in fact). No moustash. A full face of artfully applied makeup. High heels. Nail polish. And the grey man’s suit.
I have to admit, I feel like I know a bit too much about this person’s personal life, but I can’t help it. Inside I applaud him (I think the suit means that him is still ok) for being true to himself. However, I also know that he’s married with young children. That’s got to kind of suck for them.
It’s kind of uncomfortable to be thinking about these aspects about someone who, essentially, is a total stranger. I mean, we work in the same building but we’re certainly not tight or anything. And I’m quite confused. I don’t understand the posh hair, makeup, shoes, etc. with the man’s suit. I would think buying a ladies trouser and blouse would still be a somewhat subtle change, but then this person wouldn’t look like a woman in a man’s suit.
I feel concern about if he will have trouble buying clothing - what if sales people are mean to him? I want to send him to some shops I know where they would be helpful and not bothered by his condition, but I obviously can’t bust up to him and say that. It’s rather presumptious, no?
Honestly, it’s just one more worry in a month if constant worrying. Perhaps if I concentrate on thinking about cute girl clothing and beam the vibes in his direction he’ll be able to take the final step and start rocking a dress or something. He’s really quite a good looking woman - slimly built, great hair, soft features.
Obviously, the comfort of co-workers isn’t the most important thing, but I think pretty well all of my collegues hope he busts out a dress sooner rather than later.