There was no way I was going to not quit. It was mid-August in 2012, and I'd been working as a waitress all summer long. I hated it. It was a sticky, greasy job where I learned the value of tipping in America, and it needed to be over now. But I was shy and nervous about telling my boss I was done. Then my mom told me something. "Don't worry, honey," she said. "It's a restaurant. Those jobs have really quick turnaround, and restaurant owners are used to it."
She was, of course, correct, and I had no trouble dropping my miserable position. But this notion of some things being permissible on the basis of a common "quick turnaround" stuck with me, and made me wonder if it works in every situation - especially in the area of our clothing.Read More