Do you ever feel like people aren’t paying attention? A woman says she wore the same bold print Hawaiian shirt to 264 days of Zoom meetings, and never got a single comment on it from her coworkers.
“I was like, wouldn’t it be funny if I wore this shirt again? Like that’d be a funny joke and everyone would say something, and no one said anything. And then I thought, well, I’m going to keep doing this until someone notices, and no one ever noticed,” said Jackie, who works at a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit. 264 meetings and not a single person seemed to notice. But it wasn’t always easy to keep wearing the same shirt.
“I had some real ups and downs. Like the first month I was like, this is really funny. Then it’d be like, oh I’m still wearing this. And then it’d be funny again,” Jackie said.
Jackie wore the shirt not only in meetings with her team, but also recorded and posted multiple webinars. Certainly, someone would catch on, she thought; however, no one ever did. Last week, Jackie’s company returned to the office. Of course, she wore the shirt. And of course, no one noticed.
An intern even asked Jackie if she did this, “on purpose.” As if someone would accidentally wear the same shirt for 264 Zoom meetings.