Monday, 1 December 2008
A funny observation: Bow ties
It was my friend Frank, a writer in San Francisco, who finally set it straight. When asked about my new look he put down his fork and stared at me for a few moments. "A bow tie announces to the world that you can no longer get an erection."
And that is exactly what a bow tie says. Not that you're powerless, but that you're impotent. People offer to take you home not because you're sexy but because you're sex-less, a neutered cat in need of a good stiff cuddle. This doesn't mean that a bow tie is necessarily wrong for me, just that it's a bit premature. When I explained this to my father, he rolled his eyes. Then he said that I had no personality. "You're a lump."
- When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
Image from: Ralph Lauren