When someone says uniform to me, I automatically think of all the horrible uniform's I have had to wear over the years...
1. Fourteen years of wearing a school uniform. Grey skirt (below the knee, was De Rigeur in my Catholic school), red jumper (scratchy as hell), white shirt and red tie (the tie is done up properly of course). Stud earrings allowed only, no tattoos, no crazy hair styles, no make-up....basically nothing. Oppressive much?!
2. My first proper job...housekeeping. Baggy tracksuit pants, maroon coloured t-shirt (puke) and runners. Comfort is the key when you have to clean 10 houses in 7 hours, and with my supervisor looking over my shoulder screaming 'HURRY UP!' and 'You missed a bit' or 'Sarah, I can't see my face in the bath-tub, put some elbow grease into it'. Fun times!
3. I them moved into the sophisticated World of being a Sales Assistant...in a garden centre. Hmmmm.... Black combat trousers (of the Unisex variety), bright, really bright green t-shirt with an orange collar accompanied with a bright, really bright green jumper. I don't know if that uniform will haunt me forever or...
Me: 'That's €20, do you have a Homebase Card?' (Bright, cheerful voice with a big smile)
Customer: NO! (Semi-interested, but not really)
Me: 'You don't? Would you like to sign up for one?' (Hopeful...have to get 20 people to sign up for this card today)
Customer: NO! Please, can I have my purchases.' (Fully Annoyed)
Me: Ok, thanks anyway. Bye...have a good day! (Dejected, half-hearted smile)
4. On to bigger and brighter things from there...into the World of fine-dining aka, waitressing. Black, unflattering, below the knee skirt? Check. White starched shirt? Check. Black tie? Check. Black waistcoat? Check. Clear tights? Check. Black flat shoes? Check. Hair tied back? Check. No Jewellery? Check. Too awful for words.
But, the staff of nightclub Bungalow 8 don't have to worry about humiliating uniforms. Oh, no! Whilst nearly all my previous jobs forced me to wear the least flattering clothes in the World, the people of Bungalow 8 will be decked out in Preen, no less.
Beautiful Preen. Very lucky them. They will be cocktail dress based. One in lace, the other in something even more beautiful. Sob! Imagine turning up for work in these...
Preen Spring-Summer 2010.
Preen Fall-Winter 2010.
source vogue.co.uk and images style.com
So, my main aim of this Summer is to try and get a job in Bungalow 8.
Any uniform horror stories? Or have I just had the misfortune to wear some really awful ones?!