The stylish garments we are wearing in the above photo are workie visos — colorful, highly-reflective shirts and jackets worn by workers to make themselves more visible and, therefore, safer. Translated from Australian, workie = worker and viso = visible. (They’re also called “high visies.”)
Our friends Daryl and Lisa dropped in for a visit last weekend. We casually mentioned that we’d like to get some workie visos before we go home because they’d make us a lot safer when we walk our dog in the dark. Much our our surprise Daryl said, “I have a whole box of them. Come over and take all you want.”
Daryl started the evening by making a delicious roast lamb dinner and then he opened up his treasure trove of workie visos. We got the lovely ones shown above plus several workie viso shirts. Daryl even insisted that I take a pair of moleskin workie viso pants.
We’ll have plenty left over to make a miniature workie viso vest for our little dog Tinker.