But I did just that today as Governor Mike Easley, NEXTEL and Lowe's Motor Speedway brought racecars and racecar drivers to Raleigh today to get the politicians of the state to support keeping NASCAR in North Carolina.
"You will be going into the Legislative Joint Session", I was told by the assignment manager.
I've been lucky for years to rarely pull Legislative duty but I knew immediately that the assignment meant coat and tie.
And since I can be found dressed in a coat and tie so rarely that some would say there is a better chance of being struck by lightening than seeing me like that I had to go home and make sure my Sunday bests were still good.
I went from casual phojo on Monday, covering a high rise fire in High Point.....
But not all of the Photogs covering the event were dressed up. Some were not to going inside the Legislative building, while other's like WRAL's Don Ingle told me he got the call too late to break out the suit and tie this morning. He was able to gracefully decline the dressy indoor duty.
Photo Credits....Photos 1, 6 Eric White----2,5,7 Caron Myers----3,4,8,9 Chris Weaver