Thursday, March 13, 2008

deja vu

I understand that sometimes you just don't want to think. You want to get out of bed, put something on, and walk out the door. I understand that some people are like that. It's those people that wear pajamas to school. I would talk about that right now, but I have been inspired by a fellow lab mate who has decided that it is alright to wear the same thing to work, EVERYDAY. It's really not okay. For one thing it isn't hygienic. It seems like he showers, but now completely negates it by wearing something dirty. You have to give yourself at least a day in between for pant wearing, so I think shirts must have at least 3 days hiatus or not at all.
As you can see in the picture he is wearing a sweatshirt with a button down shirt and some corduroy pants. It is bad enough that he wears cords because those probably really hold in the stench (trust me, he smells). But, what you can't see is what his sweatshirt says on the front, (I couldn't do a front view because I had to be incognito) it says Harvard. That is just the icing on the cake. Not only does he wear the same thing everyday, but he is intent on drawing attention to the fact he does so by wearing an alma mater sweatshirt.

7 comments:

wb said...

Does he ever change clothes outside of the lab? Is this just a misbegotten work uniform, or an ill-conceived life uniform?

DarcyM said...
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DarcyM said...

one time I saw his beloved sweatshirt in a plastic shopping bag while he was out on a covert mission.

The only other time he wore something else was when he spilled a chemical that smells like rotten fish all over it.

tommy said...

I bet this man has a whipsy goatee/facial hair. Am I right?

DarcyM said...

AH! you are totally right. He has a goatee.

tommy said...

It fits with the laziness of his dressing. Plus chubby guys need goatees.

zaf said...

As a defender of one-size-fits-all-days, may I point out that Paul Erdos wore the same thing everyday? Okay, maybe not the same actual shirt, but it's reported that he had a closet full of identical clothing, because he didn't want to spend any brain power on picking something. Maybe Harvard-sweatshirt has a whole drawer of Harvard sweatshirts?

Maybe not, though. I suppose you could spill different chemicals on him each day and then place a gas-spectrometer by the door and see if it's the SAME clothes, but that's why intuition precedes proof in so many cases. It seems like a lot of work to prove that, yup, those are some smelly pants.