My son, Justin Thorp, surprises me with the news
January 28, 2009
Super-wife was on her laptop and I just had to shout over to her the news about our son, Justin, who lives in Washington, D.C. I knew she would be surprised.
He wore a dress shirt and neck tie to work. Why is this a big deal?
Here's some context: He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology two years ago with an information technology degree and immediately went to work in the District of Columbia. Young computer geeks in that venue wore t-shirts and hoodies to work. Sometimes, he would wear a sports coat over his t-shirt.
Keep in mind these are young folks who have plenty of responsibility and who make a good living. Nevertheless, that's the dress standard.
That's why we found it smile-worthy when we received news that he was lowering the dress code at his office with Clearspring, the widget-makers. Check out this picture with the tie. He looks like he could usher at church. Come to think of it, most of them don't wear ties.
You look great man!