About the Tie

I wore a necktie today and got quite a few comments. I promised to explain it and then I forgot, so I thought I would offer the explanation here. The answer has four components:

  1. We were celebrating Epiphany, the third holiest day of the Christian year (it used to be the second holiest, but Christmas day benefited from what I like to refer to as “the Hallmark effect.”
  2. We were celebrating Holy Communion.
  3. Since I started dieting, my metabolism has slowed and a tie helps keep me warm.
  4. My favorite white polo was stained by a candle last week.

You can come to your own conclusions about the relative merits and weight of the above factors in my decision.