Saturday, March 03, 2012

Tie one on

Thank GOD I live on the West Coast and work in environments that aren't formal and stuffy.  Portland is about as laid back and liberal as you can get and that means wearing shorts and sandals to work in the summertime.

Can you imagine VE working in some stuffy industry like insurance where they require you to wear a tie?  I'd simply rebel until they fired me!  Oh...I'd comply to the tie regulation.  I'd just do it the VE way...

First...I'd start wearing the fashiony alternative tie choices like this keyboard one.



And trust me, there are plenty of interesting concepts in ties out there.  This one is amusing too...


That could only go on so long though and I'd end up moving into more cutting edge designs like this one:

I doubt insurance companies approve of tied with alcohol even if they aren't real.  After that I'd start getting into the fantastically ridiculous


Eventually you run out of standard tie material and besides, that's still conforming because as weird as they are...they're still traditionally made ties.  I'd probably move on to other materials.


Yeah, that's what I'm talking about...a wooden tie!  Then, we'd have to use other materials.  How about a rope tie?  Yeah...and I could even go with the hangsman's noose to boot!  That should get me fired!


Keeping with the unconventional theme, I'd extend to more ridiculous materials such as toilet paper.  Surely that has to be objectionable (probably more so if it were "used"...but we won't go there)


Of course, eventually I'd have to come up with ridiculous themes and materials that nobody else has even done.  How about tin foil?


Perhaps I make one out of post it notes!  It's inexpensive, I could steal them from office supply cabinet...


Maybe I contruct one out of paper clips.


Perhaps even one made of pizza!


Or perhaps I formulate one out of zip lock baggies filled with fish.  There would be no end to what my mischevious mind would come up with given that scenario...



9 comments:

Beth said...

Mischievous AND imaginative AND innovative…
I was expecting something obscene to appear! ;)

lime said...

the main problem for me would be the ice cream tie because i'd walk up to you and lick it.

sybil law said...

Well if you invent a cool enough tie, you could market and sell them, become a millionaire, and quit work altogether!

ReformingGeek said...

Oh my. Your post-it colors are out of style. Orange is in, VE!

Tie it up, VE!

VE said...

beth - Yes...the penis tie would definitely get one fired! Oh yeah, I went there too. Hey, at least I didn't take it to the granny boob tie...

lime - Don't worry...I can take a licking...

sybil - Sounds like a lot of work...can't I just skip straight to the million dollars?

reforminggeek - The real in ones are the clear ones but I keep misplacing them and cannot see them anymore because they are invisible. I could have dozens around the house by now...

gab said...

cool ideas for ties.......Way back when Mr Gab worked repairing computers he not only had to wear a tie but a three piece suit!!! To repair a computer???? WHAT! His worst night mare came true one day that his tie would get caught in the rollers of a printer. The company finally got a little more lax with dress code no ties and no vest but they did have to wear white shirts and a suit jacket! Oh the ink was almost impossible to get out of the clothes

Mother Theresa said...

Yeah, the tie is really a ridiculous piece of clothing, isn't it? Even when it doesn't look like a giant ice cream. Why humanity hasn't done away with it yet is beyond me.

Mrsupole said...

I actually think a tie looks like a yoke that a man wears like a noose tied to some business. I am not sure if I could ever wear something so tight around my neck, it's too inhibiting.

But they should just make a tie that looks like a shirt and then maybe one could just pretend one has on a tie.

God bless.

VE said...

gab - I've messed with that ink before...yes...that stuff is nasty...

mother theresa - It gives them something else to sell to us that we don't need...

mrsupole - I like your analogy...