You dudes can be pleased that you only get to suffer a few of the million and one blog posts that come to my mind. Here are two combined.
I saw a dude today, no, not a dude really, an elderly gent. He was walking along the street. He was not tall, and not slim and of a pretty old age. He carried a couple of supermarket plastic bags and I could see he was a consumer of Rev milk. Carrying supermarket bags did not quite match his image. He was wearing a dark blue double breasted pin striped suit of an excellent cut. The bit of his shirt showing was neatly pressed and his tie was tightly and neatly tied. He had a red kerchief in his lapel pocket and a Panama hat upon his head. His trousers were of the precisely correct length. Perhaps it was an odd outfit to go to the Coles to shop in, but he had clearly decided on a look some time ago.
As I approach old age, I think I would like a look. Perhaps I should try sagging, always a great look for an older person. No? I could get arrested for that look in some states of the US of A. Besides, I like to actually get my hands into my pockets for a decent fiddle and not just my finger tips.
This bloke made the mistake of coming to the tram stop where I was standing, and so gave himself up to me for closer scrutiny and he failed. Though, for someone his age to not have hair sticking out of his ears, he did well.
There was a nasty stain, perhaps food on the inner brim of his Panama, forgivable perhaps for an older person, but his real crime was his shoes weren't polished!!! They were dusty, scuffed and had not seen polish for yonks.
As a kid, my mother used to make me polish my shoes every night. Lucky if I do it once a fortnight now. But then I don't normally dress up like a pox doctor's clerk.
Well, not normally, but I probably need to look a bit decent tomorrow for sis in law's father's funeral in down town Carrum Downs. (This is the combo post part) Sister is taking us, and if Little Jo gets upset, then we will alternate to take her out of the ceremony and amuse her. Must say, I have never heard of this Bunurong cemetery in what is actually Dandenong South among industrial factories, but it is associated with Cheltenham Cemetery. Is that where you plan to go Jahteh?