This picture of Chris and me was taken Halloween 1999 at our place of work. Chris was unrecognizable as a dinosaur and I gave myself a mohawk and dressed up as Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver.
Having a Mohawk was really cool. At first I felt silly, but after a couple days, I got quite used to it and actually embraced it. I liked being the "Mohawk Guy."
But how great is a workplace when it is encouraged to come in dressed for Halloween. Folks have been known to wear shirts with dirty words on them, or shorts in the cold of winter, and shoes are entirely optional. Some of my co-workers have even dyed their hair "crazy colors" like blue.
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