View Full Version : She's HOT? When did this happen?

Discourtesy Clerk
09-22-2006, 06:12 AM
Ever get so used to seeing someone at work all the time, in plain retail uniform with little/no makeup, tied-back hair, looking like Retail Drone #3850376503...and then see them come in on a day off, and..."Whoa."

:lol: This happened to me today. I've seen quite a few of my co-workers looking very, erm, nice in their street clothes before (this store's well-staffed by many of the more gifted in the looks department...), but never was I as shocked as today.

There's this cashier (we'll call her Nadine), who looks like a cross between a schoolmarm and a cop when she's at work. Hair up, no makeup, no frills, stern look, barking orders, the whole bit. You half expect her to do the Sieg Heil thing when the SM comes by. Not the kind of woman you'd expect to look pretty.

But today. This lady walks into the front of the store and starts talking to one of the cashiers. She's wearing a very flattering off-shoulder top, beautiful full-length skirt, high heels, and has her hair down, which happens to be curly and to her waist. Whoa, there goes my brain. (Yes, I'm a girl. Ogling a girl. Deal.) Then I'm like, "Waitasecond." It's Nadine. Schoolmarm/cop Nadine is not just kinda pretty, she's pretty enough to make me totally forget what I was doing. The same chick that's notorious for being Sergeant Cashier. I had to pick up bits of my grey matter off the floor after that.

So, anyone else have stories like this, where Joe Co-worker is totally average in uniform, but a total double-take when you see them on a day off for the first time? I'm sure it's pretty common. :D

09-22-2006, 12:11 PM
When I went to do collections at the tower I use to do security at, I had to wear business casual. A lot of the security staff didn't recognize me at first.

The guys told me how beautiful I looked out of uniform. One guy told me I looked like a lady. I asked him what I looked like before, but he told me I knew what he meant. :p

09-22-2006, 02:27 PM
I don't see most of my co-workers out of work. I've had a couple come into work on their days off to visit or to pick some stuff up. And I think most of my female co-workers are hot, whether they have makeup on or if they just rolled out of bed and put on their uniforms.

09-22-2006, 02:58 PM
There are two girls that work with me that are very stunning. One of them, I've hung out with and she is stunning out of uniform. Long dark-blonde hair and everything she's beautiful. There's another girl who looks stunning in uniform and that's hard to do.

09-22-2006, 03:02 PM
One of my coworkers, who I would greet by name every time she walked by the first week I was working, was on her break, out in the lobby area one day. I'd been culled to do table wipe down, and was out in the lobby as well. I saw her from across the store, and tried to figure out who it was, as she'd taken off her hat, and her hair was down, nice red hair that reached to her shoulders. When I got closer, I realised who it was, but I was about to go over and tell her, "You can't be Rose; Rosa, maybe, but not Rose..."

09-22-2006, 03:25 PM
Most of my coworkers don't wear makeup period, and a number of them look good at work and while not working.

Of course I leave those thoughts shelved. I have to work with them and get stuff done!:lol:

09-22-2006, 03:50 PM
I wonder if coworkers say that about me...

It's hard to look attractive in the work uniform at my store...

Mr. Rager!
09-22-2006, 04:00 PM
Yeah, I've had that happen at work before...

Talking to my friend (coworker as well) and I look over his shoulder, one of the cashiers had come in on her day off. I start leaning to look around him and he goes, "what are you looking at?"

I go, "check her out"

Then he goes, "oh, that's so and so... she's come in before on her days off."

Me... "huh... cool!"

It is kind of shocking. But I've seen it the other way too... where it's ended with me saying, "they should ALWAYS wear their work clothes."

09-22-2006, 06:16 PM
McDonalds-well, all work uniforms, really, are designed to make people look ugly.
But pretty much all of my old co-workers looked a LOT better out of uniform.

09-22-2006, 08:53 PM
I was told i look like a schoolteacher in my uniform the other day...

And I do feel a little out of Road to Avonlea (sp) too... a shirt with a frill on the chest, bowtie and high collar and stuff. I just need a skirt and to put my hair in a bun.

I dont HATE my hair but I wish I could do more with it than leave it down or ponytail/bun it. I can't use hair sprays or anything (my pet parrots like to nibble on my hair and they'd injest it) and I am useless with curling irons. I could cut it short but I want to grow it long now, but I may change my mind.

I'm told I look very nice though when I put effort into dressing up. I'm not thin as a stick but I have curves (If thick thighs from muscle) and I know I look pretty. I dont wear makeup (see above comment on birds) or even nail polish.

I get a lot of compliments though but most of the time with coworkers its a 'woah, I didnt recognise you out of the tuxedo shirt!" moment.

09-22-2006, 10:38 PM
Personally i think people look better without makeup and fancy clothes etc.

Appreciate them for what they are and not what they can seem to be with artificial covering / paint attatched

09-22-2006, 11:07 PM
At my current job we have a lot of college kids who work during the summer and/or during the end-of-year holidays.

One summer we had a young woman come in who was a great employee. She worked hard, got things right the first time, and was actually fun to talk with. She was also plain as a paper bag--no makeup, hair tied back in a ponytail, shabby tees and cutoffs. All of the guys thought she was a complete nonentity. Until . . .

She came in the Friday before she went back to school. NONE of the guys recognized her, at least at first. She was drop-dead gorgeous--beautiful summer dress showing off a slender figure, nice tan and perfect makeup, hair done in glossy curls . . . The male percentage of the workforce looked pretty much like this: :eek: :confused: :eek: What a riot! She had half a dozen invitations to date just off that one last visit, and told all of them no! :lol:

09-22-2006, 11:19 PM
I was going to a fancy-schmancy New Years Eve party with my ex-bf, and I was all dolled up in a formal evening gown, my hair was curled (it's normally stick-straight), makeup, etc. We had to run by where we work for....something. I can't remember at the moment. We walked in, and everyone was like "holy crap" haha. I'm not rough-and-tumble normally, but I'm a jeans-and-t shirt kinda girl, simple makeup, etc. This was WAY more than everyone else had seen. The reactions were quite funny.

09-22-2006, 11:32 PM
My boss, with the exception of her brother (but we're not going to get into that), is by far the best looking member of her large family -- although, her skin is very dark and according to her she was always considered the ugliest member of her family because of that, but we're not going to get into that either. At any rate, I see her in her usual American work clothes nearly every day. Just your usual dresses and pant suits, which are pretty but unremarkable.

However, when it comes time to celebrate as only Indians can -- and that time comes seemingly several times a day -- she and the rest of the family get all dolled up in their Gujarati finest and go off to party in a religiously hearty fashion. They could stop traffic.

The women wear flowing silk saris in every hue of and off the rainbow. If they make a pit stop here or if the boss is coming to remind me of something or another, they flow through the lobby in rivers of shimmering color. Sometimes the "cloak" worn over the sari will have tiny circles of mirror, or beads, gold thread, pearls, or slivers of jewels sewn into it. Every woman wears gold -- bracelets, necklaces, earrings. You can hear them coming from a mile away from the jingling of it.

The children, and there are several daughters involved here, wear the same, just smaller. I remember once when everyone was on their way somewhere they stopped off here for the kids to use the restroom before they headed off to temple. The lobby was briefly filled with a happy hurricane of Indian children dressed in silk. I was checking a guest in, and we just sort of paused until it all passed. Then, as we finished up, the guest said what I was thinking -- "Those are the most beautiful children I've ever seen."

09-22-2006, 11:37 PM
I LOVE saris. they look so beautiful. Sometimes I wish I was hindu (Is that the right one? ) just so I can wear one on special occasions.

I wonder if you are allowed to if you're not Hindu. Theyr'e beautiful dresses for sure. Probably cost a lot but they look more comfortable than corsets and lacy things.

Discourtesy Clerk
09-22-2006, 11:52 PM
Personally i think people look better without makeup and fancy clothes etc.

Appreciate them for what they are and not what they can seem to be with artificial covering / paint attatched

Hmm, I see it the other way. When someone's dressed plain, you can see only their physical beauty, but when they dress up, they wear their personality on the outside, and that makes them look more beautiful. That's the way I've always thought of it, but then again I'm very fond of dressing up...

09-22-2006, 11:56 PM
I wonder if you are allowed to if you're not Hindu. Theyr'e beautiful dresses for sure. Probably cost a lot but they look more comfortable than corsets and lacy things.

According to the boss, if a Western person wants to dress like an Indian, they're more than welcome to do so. She told me about a cousin of a cousin or someone (this woman seems to have thousands of relatives scattered around North America), who married a white woman in a Hindu ceremony. She said the bride looked lovely in a sari that had been especially made, by hand, for her by the ladies of the family.

And this reminds me... if the occasion for getting dolled up is something really special, like a wedding, out come the henna tattoos that could make a Maori warrior cringe from jealousy. Those things are a lot more persistent than they're given credit for. On a couple of occasion, my boss has come to work with designs on her hands that look as intricate as an astronomy text from the Middle Ages.

09-23-2006, 03:01 AM
Thanks Haunted!

My only concern is finding one that fits, buying it, and ensuring I'm wearing it right. (I'm a stickler to ensure things are 'just right' when it comes to such things)

I have a few 'formal wear' outfits but most dont really intrest me. The saris do because they dont have as many visible seams... I mean, the dresses in the store are nice, but the seams where the cloth is folded under the boobs and down the sides turn me off. The 'wrap' styles really appeal to me.

Now to find out WHERE I can get one... hmm.

On that note, I am tempted to 'experiment' to see if people would treat me different if I dressed as Indian, even though i am (very) white, speak without an accent or anything, but I think we all know the sad results...

09-23-2006, 08:04 AM
I kind of tend to be the opposite, in that I wear business casual to work, and when I'm off, a lot of times I'm in something appropriate for the barn, complete with dirt.

I tend to look a little homeless sometimes :lol:

09-23-2006, 08:22 AM
Years ago, I worked with this one girl who had a second job, but would not tell most people what it was. I got along well with her, so when I asked her what she did....well let's just say or second job involved wearing little or no clothing. Yep, she was a stripper. She even told me where she worked too. I asked her wouldn't that be weird if somebody she worked with here decided to show up. She's like..."Oh, yeah, but you could come if you like."

I never took her up on that though. Damn....

09-23-2006, 10:56 AM
Yea it can be weird seeing your co-workers out of uniform and all dressed up - or even dressed down, which is what happened to me.

When I worked as a dancer I wore heaps of makeup and skimpy clothes and stuff. One afternoon I decided to meet up with another one of the dancers for a casual lunch, and she was really surprised at how different I looked with normal jeans, a tank top, and without all my war paint. I could tell what she was thinking, and I was like "yea i'm actually very normal looking really, I only look tarty at work." Haha.

09-23-2006, 09:01 PM
I'm always amazed by how much better many of my coworkers look in their normal clothes.

I really surprised the staff when I came in for my paycheck once. I had my hair down (I recently cut it, but back then it went down to my waist), I had on a cute red velvet dress with a reasonable neckline (white shirts buttoned up to the collar make a buxom female look horribly matronly, and I am no exception), and cute high heels. I think I turned a few heads.

Discourtesy Clerk
09-25-2006, 06:15 AM
Kind of funny, out-of-the-blue thing that happened to me the other day, while on this topic: I was doing my makeup in the ladies' room while I was at lunch, wearing a t-shirt instead of my usual work shirt, and one of the checkers walks in, stops, and stands behind me staring at the mirror for about 5 seconds. I finally say, "...What?" She blinks.

"Oh, I'm sorry, just...wow, your chest is big. I didn't notice it before, because of the apron, but yeah, you're huge."

:lol: "Um...thanks?"

09-25-2006, 08:11 AM
Yesterday, I came to work wearing makeup and kinky hair with a bow clip. A few of my coworkers complimented me on it.:D

09-25-2006, 03:19 PM
Slightly-OT...Not too long ago, I showed up at the gym in my 'business casual' stuff. Since I never drop by there directly from work, (I usually change into my workout stuff at home) several people looked at me like I had 3 heads :lol:

09-30-2006, 01:25 AM
I get comments occasionally. I'm not really very pretty, just plain looking, but with the vests we have to wear, plus mine is like 2 sizes too big, everyone sort of looks the same. I keep my hair up because customers at the service desk bring back all manner of disgusting stuff. On my days off I wear my hair down (it's to my elbows), and jeans and a small t-shirt, and I look different, I guess. I have had people look at me all confused and not know who I am at first.

The people from my last job don't even recognize me at all without my glasses, since I switched to contacts, hahaha. I still wear glasses on my days off of work, and if I go in to shop, I get more weird looks. :)

09-30-2006, 01:50 AM
This reminds me of when I got contact lenses my senior year of high school. Till then I always wore glasses and never so much as lightened/cut my hair.

So I got contacts, highlights and a very flattering 'do.

I come in and people start getting whiplash. Seriously, I got more "OH MY GOD!!!"s that day than ever.

Highlights grew out, the lenses stayed and not, I still get the OMG treatment whenever I visit back.

09-30-2006, 02:10 AM
When I used to workk at Wendy's I started taking a change of clothes with me to change out of.Cause Wendy's uniforms arent flattering lol Baggy shirt and crappy pants, visor and hair in ponytail.The first night I did I got that exact statement "She's HOT??When did this happen??" I had my hair down(to my elbows) and a nice shirt and black dress pants.All the guys were staring like I had grown 3 heads.
:lol: I told them they were all crazy for saying that and that I didnt believe them.

10-03-2006, 08:57 AM
I seem to think some are better looking in uniform. Tight black slacks on girls with the right kind of underwear....

10-05-2006, 01:53 PM
This one girl at my school went into the supermarket once and saw me working there. She told me I looked nice all dressed up like that. I told her I looked even nicer with nothing on at all. ;)

10-06-2006, 04:58 AM
sadly where I work we're all males. It's just a small store with a few employees.

10-06-2006, 09:25 PM
I work at Timmies, and when we released a new product, everyone had to come in for a big meeting about it. It was right after school, so everyone was still in their casual school outfits, and I realized then almost every girl I worked with was stunning.