Comfort.

Wisewebwoman has this hilarious post up which I strongly recommend to my readers.

I quote one paragraph from that post – “And if you’re a man reading this, imagine binding up your dangly bits in wire and rigid satin and teetering around in six inch (or any inch) heels. And thrusting all of yourself outwards in enticement. How long would you last?”

While this made me laugh out aloud, it also took me back to my first job as a salesman and a very wise old man who was my Supervisor, coach and mentor. He gave me a great deal of advice and I benefited from all of them but among them, there was one particular piece of advise that I not only followed all my life and continue to do, but also something that I passed on to many young men who too were starting their lives as Field Salesmen.

That advise was to wear comfortable underwear and footwear. These two important pieces of a man’s attire made all the difference while on field work which involved a lot of walking, commuting by bus and train and also often talking to customers while standing in crowded shops / offices etc. And, I am talking about the days when the fashion was to wear tight fitting trousers called drainpipes and pointed shoes. You can well imagine how uncomfortable it would have been with ill fitting underwear and shoes!

6 thoughts on “Comfort.”

  1. I’m so glad women broke free of the chains of fashion and female performance in terrible clothes not to mention the restraining underwear.
    I had to fight for this in one job I had. And am still remembered for it.
    XO
    WWW

  2. Never thought about the underwear bit but I can understand it now that I think about it. But I wholeheartedly agree with regards the shoes.
    Fortunately, most of my career was spent behind a desk with a lot of sitting. I never was cut out for a sales job.

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