Working for a company with a dress code can be exhausting. When you were hired, you had your own style, but now you have a closet full of cookie-cutter outfits that a blind librarian might wear to a funeral. Lame! Sometimes, if you have a chill manager you can get away with some small customizations to the dress code, but in this case, OP had a micromanager who rudely made the announcement to the whole office that, from that point on, black footwear would be STRICTLY enforced.
Cue the malicious compliance. OP thought it would be funny to play a small prank on their micromanaging boss, but it quickly backfired into a full-blown rebellion (on accident of course). The day after the announcement was made, he showed up in a pair of black rubber diving slippers, the kind you use for scuba diving, which technically, according to their boss’s request, fit the requirement of being a black article of clothing that is worn on the feet. Needless to say the boss was pissed. But this little act of rebellion sparked a hilarious uprising throughout the workplace, inspiring everyone to express their own individuality through their technically-black footwear.
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