I kept on finding great excuses to buy new shoes: I’d started a new job; that job required closed-toe shoes; I probably needed these shoes in many different styles and colors; and then we decided to have Capri Fridays! It was Janet’s idea and, of course, I went along with it. This also meant that I now needed cute, casual sneakers to wear each week. The collection slowly started to grow: a fluorescent green pair of Diesel sneakers, a black pair of Pumas, brown, rugged J-41s.
I loved Capri Fridays and needed to share that love with others I worked with so on Thursdays, I would go around telling women (because I don’t live in Europe so no men were included, sorry) to wear their capris the next day.
I told Cindy and she just stared at me, thinking, “Why would I take style advice from you? You have fluorescent green shoes.”
I told Tammi. She laughed and replied, “I’m too white to show any part of my legs at work.”
“That doesn’t stop me,” I retorted, but my argument was futile.
I told Mzia and she said, “Okay!”
And then one day Janet left the company. It ruined Capri Fridays. Nobody around here even remembers that we once had them.
Probably because they really only existed in my world, with Janet playing along and once, several years ago, Mzia also wore her capris on a Friday.
Kind of like how nobody takes a Diet Coke Break now or excuses themselves to use the middle stall.
So instead, I tried to instigate High Five Fridays!
Do you think it stuck?