What not to wear (at the Farmers Market)

Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 08:54 AM.

What do Karl Marx, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, James Bond, Groucho Marx and Orville Redenbacher have in common?  What if I threw in Pee-Wee Herman?  If I gave you Donald Duck and “The Cat in the Hat,” I would probably give it away.

Bill Nye (the Science Guy) does because “it’s practical” and he started doing it in high school when he served as a waiter for a school function.  He said he also does it because, “It stays out of his soup.”

Yes, I’m talking about wearing bow ties.

I found an article from “Psychology Today” where the writer discussed what it means to wear a bow tie.  The writer concluded that it basically was a signature, kind of like wearing argyle socks or cowboy boots.

It probably is a good conversation starter and honestly I have no problem with bow ties, other than tying them.  They can be snappy for some occasions.

However, I have found myself being prejudiced against bow tie wearers recently.  It is a difficult thing to admit, but I have been doing it.

Here is my situation…



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