Joey Barge just wanted to remain cool at work, and found a slight loophole.
If you work in a corporate environment during the summer, it can become a bit uncomfortable doing it in a suit all day long.
At least that was the case for one call center worker in the UK who was sent home for wearing shorts to the office.
According to UK LGBT publication Pink News, 20-year-old Joey Barge was going to protest the dress code by wearing shorts to the office instead of regulation business attire.
He already anticipated the response he might get from management in an initial tweet about his idea before he even left the house.
“If women can wear skirts/dresses at work can I wear smart shorts like so?” he said on Twitter.
He answered his own question in a tweet soon after.
“Answer: nope. Just been sent home from work,” he said.
Joey had another risky idea that may get him into even more trouble: he put on a dress and returned to the job.
“I got sent home and told to change into appropriate clothing but it said females could wear dresses so hey ho!”
Bemused by his own idea, Joey donned a pink and black knee high frock and returned to his place of employment.
Although he was again asked to change, the company amended their dress code thanks to his little protest and men can now wear three-quarter length shorts at their cubicle.
“They said it was a bit too colourful," Joey said, "and asked if I wanted to go home and change because they were letting us wear shorts because of my ‘protest’ – but I said I was happy to stay,”