When my Son was a tech, tearing down oil tools in the shop( His first Post-Navy job) He’d bring home the grottiest coveralls I’d ever seen.
He’s now a MWD Engr and seldom gets even a couple days off between rigs. Then before Thanksgiving he got off 3 weeks, not knowing if every day He’d get the call. And of course late Thanksgiving eve he got the call. Later, since I was going his direction to go hunting, I drove out and delivered him his Thanksgiving dinner.