Yesterday, the guard at my office building pissed me off quite a bit. He refused to let me in because I was wearing slippers! Since we dress casually on Saturdays, very so often I like to wear slippers to work, especially when I’m feeling too lazy to put on socks. They never gave me any trouble before, so I argued with the guard for a bit. Stubborn-headed, he still wouldn’t let me in. I stalked off grumbling and got into a taxi home. (I came back later… that guard cost me like an hour and a half of my time and about three hundred pesos in taxi fare… )
On hindsight, I let my being pissed off cloud my better judgement. What I should have done was:
– first, ask for a copy of the building circular or memorandum stating the dress code
– second, ask to see his supervisor and ask why just last week I was allowed to wear slippers, but not this week
– third, if all else failed, try to get in through the basement entrance
– only after all of the above fail should I have gone home for shoes
I think I need to be more cunning.