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June 9th, 2007 at 08:14am

Here’s a conversation I had with someone on the phone yesterday:

Them: (name of business).
Me: Good afternoon, I was just wondering what your dress code is?
Them: Anything from casual to formal.
Me: OK then, thank you for your time.
Them: Is that OK?
Me: Yes, that’s fine, thank you.
Them: OK, good bye.
(They hang up)

The stand out quote from them in that conversation is: “Is that OK?”

What a strange question…it’s their dress code. What were they going to do if I said “no”? Change the dress code because a random person rings them and tells them to? I doubt it.

Update: Clayton Northcutt has pointed out a deficiency in my logic which I can only attribute to being quite tired at the time. See the comments for details. End Update


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  • 1. Clayton Northcutt  |  June 9th, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Are you sure that the question wasn’t meant to be interpretted as “Is my answer sufficient for you?” Or “Is that your only question, or do you have another?” The former, rather than the latter, is the first interpretation I had of that conversation.

  • 2. Adam 1.0  |  June 9th, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Was it a gentlemen’s club?

  • 3. Samuel  |  June 9th, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    It was the tone of her voice which made me think she meant “is that dress code acceptable”…you’re probably right Clayton, and I’ll admit to being rather tired at the time.

    No Adam, it wasn’t.

  • 4. The Beige Baron  |  June 9th, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Is that okay, then?

  • 5. Samuel  |  June 10th, 2007 at 4:45 am

    Yep fine, and please don’t change your answer…that should cover all the possibilities.

  • 6. Adam 1.0  |  June 10th, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Just seemed like the sort of conversation you’d have at a gentlemen’s club.

  • 7. The Beige Baron  |  June 13th, 2007 at 2:55 am

    Hey mang, when I go to SGS dot com, I leave my trousers at the door. So right on.

  • 8. Samuel  |  June 13th, 2007 at 3:32 am

    I’ll quote the first part of the Vision Statement from

    We aim to be the most competitive and the most productive service organization in the world.

    Looks like you might be on to something Baron.


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