A couple were walking down the street and came across a garbageman and a very well-dressed and dignified gentleman wearing a $2,000 pinstriped Armani business suit, a $150 silk necktie with matching pocket square and suspenders, a starched white shirt, monogrammed cufflinks, silver tiepin, a Rolex and highly polished shoes. They were standing in front of a garbage truck and having an argument.
"Take those fancy shoes and socks off, NOW!" said the garbageman angrily.
The curious couple stopped to listen.
"Look, I'm sure we can discuss this reasonably" said the gentleman nervously.
"If you're not barefoot in thirty seconds, you're fired!" snapped the garbageman. "I'm paying you two hundred an hour, and I make the dress code! This wouldn't have happened if you had done what I said!"
The gentleman shook his head in frustration, and untied and pulled off his mirror-shined Brooks Brothers shoes and then peeled off his silk business socks.
The garbageman took them and said: "You get these back at the end of the day - you work the rest of the day in your bare feet! Got it hotshot? And you have until noon to hand over the necktie, the suspenders and the cufflinks! Did you THINK when you put that stupid business suit on today?!"
The gentleman's shoulders slumped.
"And listen!" snapped the garbageman. "Tomorrow, you wear a jumpsuit, work boots and WHITE SOCKS. We talked about this already. Got it, pal? Now get to work!"
"WHITE SOCKS!" said the consultant. "ME! Wearing white socks!"
He then picked up a notebook and began to look through the garbage and making notes. He picked up his cell phone and made a call.
The garbageman looked at the couple and pointed at the expensive shoes: "Do you believe this guy?! Classy kicks like these for picking through garbage! And PINSTRIPES! The guy's got no brains."
He got in his truck and the curious couple approached the impeccably groomed and now barefoot gentleman.
"What was that about?" they asked.
"Well, you see" said the gentleman in embarrassment. "We're still making the rules for this job. I'm the world's first "Garbageman's Consultant".