Something Weird Happened Today

So today something weird happened in the office and I’m not sure which party is at fault. In all actuality, it could be both.

A coworker of mine wore the same shirt today (Wednesday) that he wore on Monday. Weird right?

Or is it more weird that I noticed it?

I’m pretty sure I’m the only person who noticed it today which makes it even weirder, right?

I notice when he wears the double-worn shirt because I have a similar one and on more than one occasion we have worn them at the same time.

I hate that.

My reaction when I walk in and see someone wearing the same color shirt is usually something along the lines of…

Dumb Dumber disgustBecause at that point it’s too late to actually do anything about it and I have to sit in the same room with him all day, being Same Shirt Buddies.

At some point someone usually notices which results in different variations of the “we must not have gotten the memo” comments.

office-spaceGod forbid that we walk down the hallway or enter the department at the same time.

8-matching-outfitsurl-1I thought I hit the jackpot on Monday because BOTH of the coworkers with whom I’ve been Same Shirt Buddies wore shirts similar to mine.

That meant this week was going to be conflict free in the wardrobe department.

Since one of the shirts had already been worn by a coworker this week, I decided to wear my matching shirt yesterday.

Problem solved.

Then I walked in this morning and saw him wearing it again.



For the record, this is NOT this week’s offending party. This is one of the times I was Same Shirt Buddies with another coworker. Fun times.

My first thought wasn’t “that’s gross,” “is that shirt even clean,” or “am I mistaken?”

Which, for the record, I’m not mistaken. I may not pay attention a lot of things, but I DO pay attention to what shirts are being worn and when.

I used to even keep track of when he wore the shirt on a sticky note (in code of course) so I knew when it would be safe to wear mine.

Plus, I don’t want to take part in another Same Shirt Buddy photo-op.

Nope, I didn’t care if his shirt was clean or dirty, instead I was thinking about something else.

“How can I schedule when to wear mine if he’s pulling stunts like that?”

tumblr_mx4dljX8Jd1rvj266o1_500I mean seriously, a Monday/Friday shirt rotation would still be tricky, but it would at least give me a three-day window to get my shirt in that week.

But Monday/Wednesday?

tumblr_mn7t0rEOHn1ssppvlo1_500How do I work with that?

I guess there’s only one thing left to do.

url-3I have to throw in the towel and retire my shirt from rotation.

That’s not weird, right?

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7 Responses to Something Weird Happened Today

  1. Anonymous says:

    Geez man, you think way too much….Now that it’s just Andy and I as the only men working at Symmetry (Mike T. is in sales, so he doesn’t technically “count”), I don’t have to worry about the Same Shirt Buddy thing….and I’m not going to be wearing any summer blouses, so it’s REALLY a non-issue! LOL Which reminds me, didn’t know if you heard about Mike D. getting canned. I figured he probably texted you about it, but if not, you read it here first. Things are a lot duller around here without you guys. 😦

  2. Amy Reese says:

    Ha ha! There’s nothing more irksome than someone wearing your shirt and to to even try to wear it on the same day! The nerve of some people, I tell you.

    • JWo says:

      I KNOW, RIGHT?!?!

      At least have the decency to give me a 2-3 day window in between wearings. Let a fella have a chance at planning out what I’m gonna wear. Geesh…

  3. Aussa Lorens says:

    Haha! You’re funny– I can’t believe you track when these shirts are worn 😉

    A coworker and I were venting about being busier earlier and then the conversation transitioned over to me talking about how I track my bosses moods on a graph (for patterns. I think he has a period) and there was some other thing I said I was going to start tracking until I realized how stupidly non-busy it made me sound. I just have priorities.

    • JWo says:

      I know, it’s weird right?

      The whole Same Shirt Buddies thing was happening way too often for my liking so I had to do something to skew the odds back in my favor. But then today he went and threw a wrench in the whole system.

      Wait, are you calling me stupidly non-busy?? hahahaha… My charting was only once a day – and until today once a week – so I didn’t take up as much time as charting moods. HAHAHA…

  4. It’s worse when you accidentally wear a red shirt with khakis while you shopping at Target, and then everyone and their mother starts asking you where things are.

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