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The $1.50 hot dog and the $40 tie

53rd & Madison, NYC
Sept. 8, 2006

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With only 10 minutes before the car for JFK arrived, and having not consumed anything all day (except too much coffee), I made for the Sabra umbrella. I like mine with a little kraut and relish, I told the guy. As I lifted it to my gaping maw, I saw my beautiful new Brooks Brothers tie quivering helplessly under the teetering mass of condiments.

The gods of haberdashery smiled on me, and I didn't spill a morsel -- proving once again that I'm mostly all grown up.