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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Working In Escher's World

"Up's down, down is out, out is in"*
How do I know when my associates have been fully conditioned to accept my customary mixed-color footwear? When I show up for work in these:
and the reaction is, "Hey...your shoes match. Is something wrong?"

* Escher's World, Steve Taylor / Chagall Guevara

17 Emissions:

Blogger Cate emitted...

RaJ! Your shoes match - what's wrong!?! (Cool shoes, BTW.)

8/30/2005 09:15:00 PM  
Blogger Amber emitted...

well at least they're not ignoring you right?

8/30/2005 09:25:00 PM  
Blogger Daisysoapsabs emitted...

Alright, I wanna see your socks now...

8/30/2005 11:22:00 PM  
Blogger anaglyph emitted...

It's good to screw with your colleague's reality though. You don't want them to become complacent...

8/31/2005 02:39:00 AM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam emitted...

Cate - thanks. This particular style just doesn't go with a solid color on the other foot, and - well, shoes should match. Am I being too restrictive?

Amber - congratulations, "you done broke the code." ;-)

Daisysoapsabs - what if I told you I wore nylon hose instead of socks?

Anaglyph - that's one of my favorite workplace activities. It's for their own good, really.

8/31/2005 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger Jen emitted...

At least they take notice. I find my work colleagues can't see beyond the mere fact that I've turned up for work.

8/31/2005 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam emitted...

Hi, Jen. First, thanks for visiting and commenting, I appreciate your having taken the time to do so. I think I know what you mean about "colleague-vision."

When I first started accumulating and wearing mixed-color hi-tops at work, I was told people referred to me as that New Guy, the one who wore two different colored shoes. At that time I had worked there for more than twelve years.

Still haven't found a good way to exploit my powers of invisibility. And truth be told, I kind of prefer being noticed. Want me to send some shoes your way? :-P

8/31/2005 08:11:00 AM  
Blogger Demosthenes emitted...

The flames are a nice touch. And to the last post... did anyone seen a disheveled brown-haired man jumping up and down and raising his hand saying "Pick me, pick me!" during the press conference in which Robertson asked for this assassination? No? Good.

8/31/2005 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger omar emitted...

When did you change your profile image?! Am I behind the times? I like it.

8/31/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam emitted...

Demosthenes - he was pretty low-key, you really had to be looking for him.
...who?
Omar - it is pretty subtle; an experiment of sorts. Few seem to have noticed and/or found the change noteworthy. (thanks!)

8/31/2005 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger jedith emitted...

Jam, you are treading in dire straights. By you not wearing your characteristic mixed shoes, you are tempting the forces of nature! Soon the wrath of god will come down in the form of a billion volt lightning bolt, destroying all electric power, thus rendering the econemy helpless. Soon we will be thrown into a state of total anarchy. Nuclear facilities will be broken into and terrorists will use them as fixed bomb emplacements. Life on this earth will cease to exist, save only the cockroaches who can survive the 10,000 degree nuclear radiation. They will, in turn, evolve into grotesque humanoids. They will be the most advanced creatures ever to walk the earth, and they will be radioactive! All this because you didn't wear different color shoes.

8/31/2005 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Lou (a.k.a. rainpuddles) emitted...

Cool shoes!

8/31/2005 06:52:00 PM  
Blogger Demosthenes emitted...

I never did understand why cockroaches could withstand all that heat and radiation... as for the anarchy, look at New Orleans. Human corruption in the face of danger at its best.

And I meant me. Volunteering to assassinate the Venezuelan president. You know, it's been a while since Prague. I have to touch up my hints, sorry.

8/31/2005 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger Syar emitted...

love the shoes. how can anything be wrong in such kickin' footwear?

people care. that's a good sign. and obviously this shows they care about you. another good sign. which is the ultimate good sign.

9/01/2005 12:05:00 AM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam emitted...

Jedith - have you ever seen the movie Dr. Strangelove? For some reason your dire predictions appeal to me.

Lou - thanks! I'm still looking for a purple-flame pair (these are blue).

Demosthenes - N.O. is Not Good. Too bad we can't mobilize our team, looks like they could use some help. And thanks for clearing up my confusion; I thought that's what you meant but wasn't sure.

Syar - yes, being noticed is A Good Thing as far as I'm concerned. I think the Deficit aspect of A.D.D. might apply to more than one's attention span; I've always been inclined to try and get attention, good or bad. Hmm... Did I just have a psycho/medical Deep Insight?

9/01/2005 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger jedith emitted...

Never seen the movie, but sounds interesting. As for New Orleans, I have a factory on the west African coast. Do you think my pollutant-filled emissions could have created a large enough ebb in the gulf stream to create Katrina? I'll say no.

9/01/2005 09:12:00 AM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam emitted...

Saying otherwise might lead to assignment of blame. And by all means, watch Dr. Strangelove. Be advised it's not one of those box-office darlings custom made to generate obscene revenue by appealing to the free-spending mindless masses. In other words it's a good movie.

9/01/2005 09:50:00 AM  

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