Lots of interesting feedback regarding my recent thoughts on burning Old Glory. Many salutes, many raspberries, and lots of strong opinions on both sides. Proving once again that wherever you stand on the matter, one things for sure – the freedom to express yourself comes with no guarantee of acceptance. When it comes to self-expression, sometimes, being tolerated is the best we can hope for. And even that’s not always a slam dunk.

Consider my own recent inclusion in the employee handbook for Five Brothers Default Management Solutions. As you can see, when it comes to workplace fashion, The Five Brothers have deemed my sartorial choices as “Unacceptable.” Why? Clearly, Five Brothers prefers the look of freshly-laundered, malnourished millennials who go belt-less and wear dance slippers.

Am I offended? No. But clearly, if I’m unwilling to change the cut of my jib, I won’t be providing default management solutions anytime soon. And I suppose I’ll just have to live with that.


PS. A big thanks to Heather Kurelic, for calling this slight to my attention. Please tell the Brothers Five my lawyers will be in touch.

PPS. I’m kidding, of course. My mother however, has been chosen as Humor Writer of the Month over on The Erma Bombeck Facebook page, and that’s no joke. So I got that going for me.  Which is nice…

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