John F Dean wrote:I was the victim of a house cleaning frenzy yesterday and was forced to confront my split personality. While my usual uniform is cargo pants/t-shirt/muck boots, and suspenders , I do keep several suits around for those times when I need to pass in society as normal. I find I am treated much better at hospitals, banks, etc. when I have a suit, tie, and Johnson&Murphy shoes. At least once in my life I was virtually chased out of a bank while wearing my homesteader uniform......and three days later accepted with open arms while in a suit (heck no, I didn’t do business with them). How many others play dress up when the need arises?
John F Dean wrote:
In a central Illinois town I lived in in the early 60s, there were two brothers who went around town on a couple of beat up bicycles with clothes to match. Once a month, they would go to the train station to ride to Chicago for a night on the town. As with all of us, eventually they died. In today’s dollars they were worth over 30 mil.