I am cleaning my closets ruthlessly, which means giving away some dear things. I want them to have good homes.
You may be saying to yourself, “GiVINg AwAY?? To wHOm?”
To you, of course. Here’s the deal . . . A Contest!
But first, Eligibility. Eligible contestants are persons who have posted a comment in the past. Just one comment renders you eligible!
Bag No. 1: It’s teal patent leather with brassy trim. Looks beautiful with black, greys, blues, yellow, and white.
Your entry in this contest is to post a comment below describing a time that you unwittingly showed up somewhere and realized that you had the dress code all wrong.
Here is a sample, taken from personal experience: I showed up for work wearing an Eileen Fisher merino wool knit jacket and pants. One of my colleagues, who knew I had a settlement meeting scheduled that day, said, “It’s a good thing you wore your best track suit for this meeting.”
Note: The partner on that case was wearing an Oxford button down and khakis — no jacket, no tie. To this day, I maintain that I was appropriately dressed.
Bag No. 2: It’s like new because it’s scarcely been used. It’s a classic satchel in British tan.
Eligibility for the satchel is restricted to the free-lance writers who read this blog. There are a number of you, and I am honored that you take the time to read my words.
Free-lancers, your entry in the contest is to post a comment below identifying one thing you’ve learned from this blog. Please identify yourself as a writer.
For those who are feeling aggrieved because you never imagined there would be negative consequences to free-riding: You can post a comment today and ensure your eligibility for future contests. Surely that is some consolation.
Winners will be selected according to random criteria that have not yet gelled in my brain.