Saturday, May 28, 2005

dire weekend

A huge amount of marking awaits me, crouched on the dining room table (the marking, not me, and anyway it's not really crouched - it's just lying there - I think too much essay marking really puts you in a land of bad writing. Certainly I find myself after a while very keen to apostrophise non-possessive plurals. I hate what these bastards do to my otherwise pristine mind).

I bought a hat yesterday in Glenroy. Mia and I had seen it a few days before when we didn't have enough money to get it and yesterday I did so I got it, damn it. Mia says it looks appropriate on me but that this is disturbing.That could mean all kinds of things. It was made in Sri Lanka. As with cars and dogs, I have a very limited understanding of variety of hats, so I don't know what sort it is. Grey. Not a top hat or a fedora. Actually it might be a fedora. Or is that a kind of big cat.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Al Capone wore a white fedora and I think it was the style of hat favoured by Truman Capote. So generally your surname has to start with a 'c' to sport one. Still I'm sure that can be accommodated somehow.

Now that you have donned a hat you will have to learn hat etiquette. VillageHatShop.com advises that "men tip or lift their hat only to strangers, not to friends, although a man would lift the hat if he encountered his wife. A hat also is tipped to a woman when passing in a narrow space or when the man speaks to her. If a man runs into a female acquaintance, he must take his hat off when talking to her, but can put it back on if they start walking."

If you want to add a feather to your fedora, admittedly a highly tantalising prospect, as a male you must place it on the hat's left side.

The pursuit of style can be an exciting yet vexatious course.

David said...

Is the hat's left side opposite to mine?