Just before the big earthquake hit Japan, apparently whales fled from Hawaii. I should have guessed something would be up for tomorrow when I arrived at work, and everyone was surprisingly casual. Even though I'd gone down a step or two myself (these pants aren't exactly dress pants), I was shocked to see high numbers of sneakers, untucked shirts and bold patterns. Sure, it's Public Service Week, but other than a barbecue lunch today and cake tomorrow, what's the difference?
Then I opened my email and discovered that our meeting with an executive director had been cancelled... so we would be free to meet with an assistant deputy minister (I figure about 4 steps below the Prime Minister, but I could be wrong. I'm not good with org charts). Goodbye slacks and sweaters, hello business suits. Still not sure what I'm going to wear (I have a nasty bruise on my leg which makes it hard to be taken seriously), but good thing I had advanced warning!
This vest I picked up last week at Value Village - $4!!