So we're in the midst of a massive restructuring / consolidation / merger at work, and so our new head honcho has been around lately. Initially my concern was to make myself appear smart, intelligent, and, of course, hire-able. We didn't quite know when he was coming around, but we'd heard rumour of Tuesday or Thursday, so I'd been dressing my best on those days, some what difficultly as my feet aren't doing too well.
We found out this morning we weren't scheduled for a meeting (which turned out to be a good thing... he's been likened with the grim reaper), but he would stop by for a meet and greet.
At 3:15 I figured it wasn't happening. However, just as I was about to leave my desk to grab a cookie from the cafeteria downstairs, he arrived.
Perhaps I'd read too much about the Queen's arrival. Perhaps the grandness of his title went to my head. Perhaps this is the way people feel when they meet anyone of importance. But in any event, the introduction came and went without any great pomp and circumstance, realizing: "hell, he's just a person".
After having fretted for hours over the appropriate outfit for this occasion, I quickly realized: it didn't matter what I wore... he's on a cross-region tour, and I'm only one face he will be meeting. Even if he did remember me, he's so high up in the echelons that our paths would never cross again.
So am I regretting my choice of clothing? Yes. This damn skirt is too tight to allow me to walk my usual long strides. And it's a little cold for our air conditioned office. And I probably should have spent another day in runners before switching over to ballet flats. But was it a waste?
I'm going to be optimistic and go with no. The outfit made me feel confident. I found myself looking in my reflection of every window, thinking : "That is a confident, capable, professional woman"... and you never know who else that I might not normally notice, or try to impress, may have thought that as well.
(And on a less serious, profound note: the reason I love this outfit? Between the curve in the skirt, the fact that wearing the skirt/belt right at my belly button actually gives me a longer torso, and the fact that the sleeves have enough volume, I couldn't be more in love with my shape today...and I don't mean the not-so-savoury person who was blurting rather rude "compliments" about my figure while I waited for the bus... oh the joys of working downtown!)