Sue was in shock. She couldn’t even reply, just a mumbled yes sir. Then got up and walked out the door. Dan, (Mr. Ellsworth) just shook his head. As he watched her leave he thought, That girl’s a few fries short of a Happy Meal. She looked like a zombie walking down the hall. Staring straight ahead, on auto pilot. By the time she got to her work area She had already made the decision. Left with rent to pay, a new car payment. And her boyfriend would kill her. Not to mention the job market was bad at the moment. She couldn’t loose this job. But can she really do this, strip down to her underwear in front of all these guys? Sit there for eight hours working almost naked. The guys making fun of me the whole time? Laughing to herself she thought, well the building was always hot as hell so at least I’ll be comfortable. As the gears were turning in her mind, Sue was weighting her options. Ok so, my underwear covers a lot more than a bathing suit right? What’s the big deal? Answering her own question, because stupid. People aren’t supposed to see you in your underwear. Other than the occasional razzing the guys gave Sue, they pretty much ignored her. I bet this will get their attention. A smirk came to Sues face. Decision made. Sue walked confidently right up to her work bench, pulled off her top, folded it, and put it down on the bench. Next she untied her skirt, folded it and placed it on top of her shirt. The guys sat there slack jawed .It was Mike that spoke up first. WWWOOOO what the fuck are you doing. Well guys I guess it’s show time. Bruce said Hey I guess we have our own little stripper. Sue shouldn’t you be standing on the bench not sitting down? Yea come on let us see you dance Pete was saying. Great now they’ll never leave me alone Sue though. It was Mike from across the aisle, if we knew you wanted to strip for us we would taken you skirt a long time ago. More loud laughter. Now Sue was furious. So it was them that started all of this. Thanks a lot guys she yelled. You’re the reason I’m dressed like this. Mr. Ellsworth thinks I want to walk around in my underwear. Sue flipped them the bird and sat down. But the chants of take it off take it off started again. Sue said, sorry guys the shows over. Then like nothing ever happened she started working again.
Well the guys had no intention on stopping, this was too good. Unfortunately the cat calls, hooting, and hollering got louder and here comes Mr. Ellsworth storming down the hall. He stepped through the door into the production room scanning all the benches and froze when he got to Sue. He started to open his mouth to say something and froze. He looked at her sitting there in her bra and panties working like it was nothing. Finally Mr. Ellsworth found his voice. Susan what’s the meaning of this? Didn’t we just have this conversation? Sue looked at him and said you’re the one who told me to work in my underwear! BING the light went off in his head. You know like when a cartoon character gets an idea. Now Mr. Ellsworth is thinking, she actually thought I was serious. As if I was telling her she had to work like this. Dan paused, thought, ok if she’s that dumb let her work in her underwear. OK Susan, you just keep working. Looking around the room, And gentlemen, no more noise down here from any of you. Back to work. All of a sudden their were eight people with their heads down working. Mr. Ellsworth walked back to his office smiling. He thought, this could be a good thing.
The shop was quiet, except for the sound of people working. This went on for a while but boys will be boys. Every guy in the room is straining to get a look at Sue. Mike elbowed Ralf, nice rack huh? Ssshhhh. Ralf said do want old man Ellsworth coming back here? Sue looked up when she heard his comment.Things went smoothly for a little while before the jokes started yet again. Quiet little innuendos, boyish jokes things like that. Then some one placed a one dollar bill on the right side of Sue’s bench. Sue looked up to see Bruce running back to his work bench. She turned around on her stool. Now giving the other guys a great view of her ass. And what the hell is this for she asked. Bruce said, well it’s customary to tip a stripper when she takes her clothes off . I am not a stripper and this was certainly wasn’t my idea to work in my underwear. Pete asked You mean Old man Ellsworth is making you work like that? But it was Ronnie that caught Sues mistake. I heard Mr. Ellisworth say she wanted to work in her underwear. So which is it? You think I like this? Sitting here with you perverts drooling? Sue said. Hell If I had planned this I certainly would’ve have worn better underwear. Bruce perked up OH? Do tell. Sue turned around and ask Bruce, why you wanna borrow some? This got the guys laughing again. When she turned back Sue was startled to find Pete standing almost in front of her. And what the hell do you want? Came back to gawk some more You perv. No I came to ask Mike a question as a matter of fact. He knew he was caught and expected Mike to help him out. Mike looked up and said no you weren’t. Ralf cupped his hands to his mouth and yelled busted. Everyone laughed. Even Sue.
Sue could not believe she was actually getting used to sitting here in her underwear, and enjoy it. Six Hours ago she couldn’t stand these guys. She thought, what happened to that nerdy girl that walked in here this morning wearing my clothes? Looking down at the pile on her bench said to herself “Sue has left the building” She picked up the dollar bill and crumbled it up into a ball, turned to face Bruce and through it at him and saying no thanks. Mike was so busy checking out Sues ass he didn’t see what she did. But Ralf did. He said to Bruce see, I told you, should have gave her a five. Sue laughed. Gonna take a lot more than a five to see me strip. Bruce perked up. Oh, how much then? Sue regretted it as soon as the words came out of her mouth. Unable to come up with a response she turned around and went back to work. But they weren’t letting her off the hook that easy. Come on how much? Your already half way there. And again Mr. Ellsworth walked back into the room. Ok enough screwing around back to work. Sorry Susan, I guess you’ll have to keep your clothes on. The old man took another long look at Sues bare legs and went back to his office. Once Dan was sitting behind his desk again he laughed and said to the empty office, I wonder how much she did want?
The day ended and Sue started to put her clothes on. Loud jeers coming from the guys. Sorry boys, I can’t drive home in my underwear. Bruce asked, what about tomorrow. Sue smiled and said, you’ll just have to wait and see. Sue was still under the impression that Mr. Ellsworth expected her to work in her underwear and was already planning what to wear or not wear. On the drive home Sue started to reflect on her day. I got harassed by the guys, got stripped of my skirt, yelled at by my boss, worked in my underwear, and got the attention of seven guys. I can live with this. There was something else though. Something she never would have expected. Excitement. And she liked it.