Great Weekend

October 7, 2002 at 11:54 pm | blabbing.

Great weekend where Alanna and I looked at Subaru Outback sports. No heavy sales pitches and car crap, it was nice we got to drive it and see what we are missing. Turns out my friend Bob was out buying a Subaru Legacy in Oakland on the same day.

Other things that I did this weekend would be:

  • Strickly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park.
  • Saw old friend from years ago Sonja for the 4 time in like a 2 weeks.
  • Went to Lowes and got some tools and stuff and almost got in a crazy road rage thing with some weirdo people in a Jeep Cherokee.
  • Had a nice hotdog cookout to enjoy the weather.
  • Watched “Signs” for the first time. (OK movie, but the Dolby sound kept cutting in and out)

Great Article about uniforms and the american workplace

October 5, 2002 at 12:00 pm | blabbing.

“There are two things going on here. Companies make the uniform ‘not a uniform’ by making it look casual. And then they nullify the casual aspect of it by putting people in something that advertises who they work for.”

“Historically, uniform-wearing workers of low status were not considered valuable advertising tools for their employers, but that has changed in recent years. The rise of the “corporate casual” uniform reflects the way we think about class today. The chasm between rich and poor is wider than ever; but our work uniforms seem to reassure us that, dressed a certain way, we can all pass as middle class. And selling the middle class to the middle class is what corporate culture is all about.”

By Carina Chocano