Man in a suit
Three weeks ago, I sent one of my team members to set up for an event one of our clients had at a top government building in Nairobi. He was there two hours earlier. When he got there, he was told to go and come back after two hours by uncooperative security. He insisted on seeing the event planner who also told him to come back later when they start. My colleague called me and relayed the information which I found strange because very big people were going to be there there was no way they're not ready. I went there immediately. When I got there and went to enquire at the exact same office my colleague did, the event planner dropped what she was doing and greeted me firmly, before asking me to follow her. She ushered me into the room that was clearly ready and showed me where to sit. It was then that I revealed I work with my friend and he was allowed in. They even wanted to offer me water. The difference is my friend was casually dressed with a cap, a jacket, and 'don't touch my ankles' trousers. He's one of my best and he can dress as he wants, but you'll find that this is always a distraction especially in certain sectors. Dress as you want, but if it causes you some drama, just wear a suit. It's the greatest equalizer.
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