“A Panther in Blue Jeans”

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

The other thing that you can be sure of, or you used to be sure of, was that the Panther always wore the same thing every day to work – black pants and a white shirt. It is/was his uniform.

One afternoon, I was one of the last ones to leave the building. It was shaded and very dark right outside the door as I exited the building. As I came out the door, the Panther was standing there with his hands on his hips (black pants and a white shirt) looking straight at me.

I was startled. I thought he might pounce on me or ask to check the cleanliness of my hands. I didn’t say a word, neither did the Panther. I walked across the parking lot to my car, checking over my shoulder often, only to see him still standing there with his hands on his hips.

The Panther probably had just gotten a good idea on a problem he was working on and was thinking about going back inside and writing it down. He decided not to go back inside. From the safety of my car, I watched him walk to his car in perfect right angles making sure not to cross any white lines.

He does it so beautifully; it’s almost like a dance.

Now you understand why a Panther (our Panther) in blue jeans would cause such a ruckus.

Alfred Hitchcock, the famous English director and producer didn’t have a belly button.

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