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.