No more tears

As a child, I observed adults in person and on TV. Many grownup men wore neckties. This influenced my expectations of what I would wear when I grew up, and sure enough, I wore ties when I started working full time. No big deal. In fact, the only reason I have any success in the workplace is because I wear a tie. That's what Mother always says.

But there is a new breed of male coming to the office, and for them the most punishing aspect of the workday is to wear that tie. I don't know what adults they saw while growing up, but the neckwear requirement was an unwelcome shock upon starting the day job. You, reader, may be one of those very people, young or old, who feel oppressed by this kind of dress code. If so, Mister, don't tie it so tight.