We’re always keen for a dress up at work in the name of charity. Especially if it involves putting me in a dress. Not that I minded today’s theme. After all, I have spotted a tremendous up side to all this.
This month we’re raising money for children’s hospitals through BOQ’s Banking On Our Kids, and every week we’re picking one day to look a little special. Today we themed ourselves on the movie Bridesmaids. And there’s no prize for guessing who my workmates decided should be the bride.
But my dress did cause a few concerns with the boss. Specifically, because it showed a lot of shoulder, back and (ample) chest.
‘Sorry, Brucie,’ my boss messaged me when they found a shawl to cover my bits. ‘That will be a lot better and shouldn’t cause as much offence.’
‘I can be offensive with or without a shawl,’ I assured her.
Like when customers asked about my wedding bouquet and I’d lift my arm for them to sniff.
My wife has also had a few words to say on how I looked: shawl and all.
“It’s not very flattering,” she said, casting a critical twinkling eye over my ensemble. “It doesn’t really suit your body type.”
This was news.
“I have a body type?”
I’ve heard of these – pear and apple and the like. As none of them seem to make women especially happy I couldn’t see why I’d want one.
“Of course,” Tracey assured me.
I couldn’t help myself.
“What is it?”
I shouldn’t have bothered.
Still, it was hard to feel too down about my full figure. After all, it was my big day and I was determined, like all brides, to make the most of it.
And what I don’t think Tracey had realized at this point was this was a full service wedding and the honeymoon starts tonight 🙂
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