Ginger: Ruby, have you given any thought to Halloween?
Ruby: You mean other than ‘Drat, I live in a high-rise so there will be no adorable little trick-or-treaters coming to collect candy/attempt to egg my front door until 1 or 2 a.m.?’ No, not really.
Ginger: I meant what you’re going to dress up as.
Ruby: Ginger, Halloween is on a Wednesday this year. You can’t dress up.
Ginger: Where does it say that in the dress code?
Ruby: As frightened as I am at the possibility that you put this much thought into it, I’m still intrigued.
Ginger: As long as I am not wearing jeans, spandex or T-shirts, I’m still within the boundaries of the dress code.
Ruby: And shoes.
Ginger: Oh, yeah, and shoes. But those were a given.
Ruby: Not with you…remember the year you were Cinderella?
Ginger: Oh yeah…it did take a while to heal after that year…
Ruby: I still can’t believe you did so much damage without a shoe on…
Ginger: He had it coming, though. No one should mess with a girl in a ball gown and only one high heel.
Ruby: Yeah…but in his defense, he was dressed up like Prince Charming…
Ginger: Charming, not sincere. But moving on. Have you given any thought to your Halloween costume?
Ruby: Um…I was thinking of dressing as a Computer Guru at work on a Wednesday morning in late October.
Ginger: So, you were just going to go like normal?
Ruby: Maybe some pumpkin earrings.
Ruby: Dare I ask…
Ruby: What were you thinking of dressing as?
Ginger: Well, there are several options. I considered dressing as Chocolate Chic–you know, that comic strip character–but then I thought, nah, everyone will be dressed like a member of the Quad Squad…
Ruby: Um, yeah…my…sentiments…exactly…
Ginger: And then I thought maybe a Ghostbuster, but then that brings up the question of which one…
Ruby: And then you’d be laughing to yourself all day…
Ginger: True, and they’re already scared of me when I laugh as it is…so that wouldn’t really help me work…
Ginger: And then I thought maybe I could dress up as Marzipan or Homestar Runner or even Strongbad.
Ruby: Interesting choice…either no arms all day or boxing gloves, thereby hindering your ability to do work. Nice. You put thought into this one.
Ruby: But you decided against those options.
Ginger: But I think I finally decided on the right one.
Ruby: What did you…decide…on finally?
Ginger: I’m just going to go into the office without my sunglasses.
Ruby: Without your…I think I need to sit down.
Ginger: It’s that scary, huh?
Ruby: I just…give me a second, okay?
Ginger: See, I’m not sure that it’s a wise move, though, because my sunglasses are a lot like Cyclops’s red visor…it actually protects others from the blasts that could level them in a matter of seconds.
Ruby: Did you…did you have a second choice?
Ruby: Third choice?
Ginger: What’s wrong with Tigger?
Ruby: Third choice?
Ginger: Princess Leia.
Ruby: Fourth choice?
Ginger: So you’re saying I shouldn’t go in without my sunglasses?
Ruby: Fourth choice?
Ruby: Maybe you should consider going in as a professional office worker who writes books in her spare time and enjoys quoting movies for fun.
Ginger: This is why you never get dress codes re-written due to your pushing rules to the limit.
Ruby: And yet, I’m happy with this record.
Ginger: I’ve changed dress code rules on two continents! Two!
Ruby: Dress however you want, once you’re at home. At work…professional office worker who writes books in her spare time and enjoys quoting movies for fun.
Ginger: What if I come in my pajamas?
Ruby: Are you allergic to listening to me?
Ginger: When it comes to Halloween costumes, yes.
Ruby: Fine. Dress all in black and tell people you’re dressed as a chalkboard.
Ginger: I had a teacher who did that…
Ruby: Paint fake blood across your neck, but wear your office appropriate clothes and say you’re a zombie.
Ginger: I tell them that all the time…
Ruby: Call in sick and wear whatever you want.
Ginger: I can’t if I want to go to Australia.
Ruby: You still have two weeks. Think of something office appropriate.
Ginger: But what will YOU do??
Ruby: Three words: Work From Home.
Ruby: I can wear my pajamas. I can eat candy. And I can still get work done.
Ginger: …so you’re going as a ghost?
Ruby: Um…well…yeah, I guess if you put it like that…I sorta…am…
Ginger: THAT IS THE COOLEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME EVER!