Boss Lady: I really do not like when pale people wear black. It makes them look sick.
Me: I know about pale people looking sick. That is why I wear…”
(I glance down, preparing a comment on how I know to choose bright colors to avoid highlighting my paleness. I am wearing my “makes me feel like fashion icon Jackie O.” favorite shell.)
My favorite makes-me-feel-like-a-fashion-icon shirt in the classic color……Black. Ugh!
I continue “…. this when it is the only thing clean.” (My new work-wardrobe-rule starting today. No sweat pants. Check. No form-fitting dresses, no cleavage, no mini skirts. Triple Check. No black tops–got it!)
Boss Lady turns to leave as I try to tuck myself inside my favorite black shell.