01 November 2013
A few days ago I went to the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver looking for a finishing touch for a Halloween costume, a tie tack. At least one store there, Macy's actually sells them (far too expensive at $25 and up, for Halloween). But, at myriad other retail establishments in the mall, I was met with rare moments of stupefaction and utter wonderment. No one had any idea what I was talking about and couldn't even imagine what sort of creature it was. I felt like I was walking around an 18th century market asking for a carburetor.
Admittedly, not many people wear tie tacks any more. But, I would think that someone would know what one was. My wife knows what one is and I'm sure that most of my peers would (I think). Proof that I'm getting old?