Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Formal dinners ...

Saturday night I get to dress up in a tuxedo, put on the only shirt I own that takes cuff links, and try to keep a bow tie neatly aligned around my neck.

What is the attraction of dressing up attendees like a family of starchy penguins? Does anyone wear this clobber daily? Does anyone enjoy getting dressed up? Is it any smarter than shirt and tie?

It's great trade for suit hire companies and M&S, but bad for our bank balances.

Formal dinners should be outlawed! This house proposes that elitist practices shouldn't be encouraged.

Bah Humbug!

1 comment:

John Self said...

Ah, but it's not elitist if everyone's wearing one, is it?

My fiancée and I are planning our honeymoon and considering a trip on the Orient Express. The FAQ on their website says that you are expected to dress for dinner - black tie ideally, but a suit and tie as bare minimum. "At no point on your stay on the Orient Express will jeans be acceptable." Better buy some new breeks then...