On Friday I went to a London meeting with peers. We're a group of 6 who do the same job in different companies . Earlier this year we went to Brussels together to talk at a seminar. Next year we're planning Oslo and Geneva road trips. So obviously after our meeting we wanted a Xmas lunch to celebrate our 'roadshow.' Just obviously. My predicament was what to wear.
We've suffered -7 c this week. Pubs can be cold. On the other hand pubs can be overheated. The office may be hot. Layering, yes? Oh I dithered. What colours? Dark as it was business first but I didn't want a layering business jacket on when I was eating lunch. Too restrictive. A dark cardigan? Mine are all too thin. Wouldn't keep me warm in a cold pub. Warm grey woollen cardigan. No, too casual. There was one answer. A quick email to peers.
'Dress code tomorrow. How about Xmas jumpers? '
If I needed to dress for the eventuality of a freezing pub and wear my cozy knit I might as well take them all down with me.
Oh, and in case it was too hot I put my Xmas jumper in my bag in readiness for a cold pub and wore a layering tee, thin dark cassis coloured cardigan and puffa coat for travelling and the meeting.
How would you have handled that predicament?
|A peer joined me|
|My low impact Christmas jumper (very subtle was the description my peers gave it)|