Tonight is the holiday party for the office that I work out of. I traditionally do not go to holiday type parties, but, tonight I am making an exception.
I am not exactly sure why I decided to go. It should likely be a good time. I get along with, or actually like most of my co-workers. It is at a rather fancy hotel downtown, the Palliser. Very fancy. I am sure that the food will be good, but I am not a huge fan of REALLY fancy stuff. It looks nice on the plate but rarely fills you up. Guess I will see.
I needed to purchase something to wear. I do have a suit, but is is very lightweight, not good for a late Fall in Calgary for sure. It also has a couple of chew marks on it from an un-named Blonde coloured dog that I have been known to frequent with.
So, last week, I drop into Moore’s. They have good stuff at generally good prices.
I decided on a sport jacket. The sales guy was helpful for sure. I looked at one that I REALLY liked. Looked at the price tag – $499. OK, well, that is a bit much (a lot of a bit) so I put it down. The sales guy suggested checking to see if it was on sale – IT WAS. Marked down to $119. Nice.
I picked out two dress shirts – both an off-shoot of orange. Buy one, get the second for 1/2 price. I also grabbed two scarves, also buy one get one 1/2 off and two ties – same deal there. In total, it was a little over $350 taxes in which was pretty good, considering that the original jacket price was $500.
So, I will be decked out pretty well I guess. I mean, I am not wearing the orange tux from Dumb and Dumber, but I will be OK.