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Dressing, ummm... up.

2002-12-18 16:29:58+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Jeanne scored Charlene and me two tickets to Teatro Zinzanni last night, so I put on some classier shoes and pants than I usually do when I headed off to work. On the way down 7th street I had two distinct people make bizarre hand motions to me and, in whispered tones, try to make some sort of transaction. I've never been drawn into a drug conversation on that street before, and I've heard plenty of "well, I'm going to go get stoned" marijuana conversation at regular volumes there, so this was actually quite shocking.

Taken for a drug dealer. It's not so bad, I could've been mistaken for a politician; I fully expected that once I donned the jacket and tie later I'd be offered a city services contract, or maybe the deal to build the next high speed ferry (but that's another rant).

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#Comment made: 2002-12-19 04:27:49+00 by: meuon

The mental image of you.. in "Miama Vice" digs.. getting in this situation is hilarious. You should have told them where to get some 'Snow Crash'.

#Comment made: 2002-12-19 17:18:17+00 by: Dan Lyke

Giggle. I remember leaving what Topspin called my "Republican phase" because I didn't like how people treated me when I dressed that way. I think this brief foray into that other world confirmed that, although it does make me wonder what all those guys on the ferry are doing that they need to commute into the city.

#Comment made: 2002-12-19 17:29:54+00 by: Dan Lyke

Seems I'm not the only one concerned about how people treat me when I dress up: Air marshals charge new policies could endanger passengers

The agency also has yet to address marshals' concerns that a dress code requiring "business attire" easily identifies them. Rodriguez says passengers often spotted him and his partner in airports and flashed them a thumbs-up as they passed. Such episodes reinforced his fear: Wearing business clothes makes marshals too conspicuous.