Pump it up

I can't tell you how excited I am to wear heels again, y'all. As someone who is 5'2", heels are an important part of my ensemble. Seriously.

The difference in treatment, at work specifically, between wearing flats and wearing heels is notable. Not like, sexy treatment. Ain't nobody got time fo' dat. I'm talking about professional treatment. I can wear an outfit with flats, like I have had to do for about the past 6 months, and be fine. Get the job done, do my TPS reports, whatever. But if I wear the same outfit with some pumps, suddenly I'm not the "cute young girl" anymore.

I'm not "Thanks, sweetie."

I'm not "Okay, honey."

I'm not "Hey, young lady."

Honestly it's not just for shawties. Heels are an expected part of your ensemble as a female in the workplace, at least from my experience and those around me. You want to move up, you have to look the part. Fake it til you make it. Boom.


Suddenly when I'm about 5'6" rockin' some Michael Kors or clearance rack at Kohl's random brand pumps (not picky about where they come from, holler), I look like I have my shit together. Like I'm going places. And I am, because these pumps were made for walking. That's the whole point of shoes - to go places. Anyway.

Suddenly I'm "Yes, I'll get it to you ASAP."

I'm "Hey, what's your opinion on this."

Most importantly, I'm "Meghan". Honestly, women are worse about the pet name thing than men. But I digress.

And then, you want to level up that proFRESHional game another notch? This is for the females. 

Pencil. Skirt.

Tuck in a button down shirt into a pencil skirt and add some heels. Homegirl is on the 90 day track to CEO. I'm tellin' you.

I'm too fat for my pencil skirts right now, or I'd post a pic. Gotta lose a couple of pounds before I can experience that magic again. That's just real life. 

Granted, this is a loose account of how it all happens, but there is certainly a notable change in how I'm treated based on what I'm wearing, and whether or not I have heels on, which may or may not be related to my tiny stature that I overcompensate for with my big personality. We can't be sure. This isn't some feminist rant about how women are expected to act differently and it's unfair blah blah blah. Men have to do it too - they are expected to wear slacks and a button down or whatever it appropriate for their workplace. 

Plus, I like wearing heels. Makes dem calves look like I have time to workout as much as I used to. I'm just excited to be able to do it again post-3x-ACL repair. Feels good, gurl.

Speaking of being professional in the workplace, I'm just gonna leave this here:

Hits close to home, doesn't it.
It's almost TOO real.
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  1. Dude. That Conference Call bingo is my life. I laughed and cried a little reading each one. There's some YT clip out there of a skit of people acting out a conference call and it's spot on man.

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    1. I've seen it! SPOT ON! I have experienced each square in the bingo over the past week. BLACKOUT! Hahahaha

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