Handling Drippy Food with a Non-Straight-Lined Torso?
October 20, 2009 10:40 AM Subscribe
I'm by nature a person who likes to keep myself looking neat. I'm having a logistical problem with that.
posted by WCityMike to Food & Drink (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
At the moment, I'm also very heavyset, meaning that, geometrically, I have a slope going from neck to waist, not a straight line. (A slope that no doubt will continue to steepen as I progress towards that personal goal, but nonetheless, a slope.)
This means that anything that possibly could drip (and even the neatest food seems to have something that can do that) is pretty much guaranteed to land on my shirt, no matter how careful I'm trying to be.
Stuffing a napkin near my neck not only looks a little inherently stupid, but it also usually doesn't provide adequate coverage.
I can't be the only person to experience this, given America's obesity rates and men's workplace formalwear, or given the presence of the bust for women.
(Parenthetically, I'm asking this because some workplaces where I'm applying for work require a shirt and tie – slightly unusual for my particular level – and given that dress shirts can be expensive, I'd like to be limiting the number of stains to as few as possible.)