We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A sure sign of recession- fashion is often a lead indicator, isn't it? What, no more free-wheelin' "business casual" a/k/a look- as- much- like- a- slob- as- possible?! You mean we're actually getting serious about business again? A return to standards? A conservative trend? Could this be anything but a harbinger of bad tidings for the Obama Campaign(I hope!)?
Earl ... you just made my day. Because I never took a formal computer course, and just sort of picked it up as I went along, I didn't know about the Character Map program and I've missed sorely the accent aigu and the accent grav, from the days, shortly before the Fall of Rome, when I took French.
I agree with the sartorial decisions of Wall St. It is a big deal.
I thought immediately of Ahmadinejad, though. Funny. Then I thought of Steve Jobs. I love it. I was in an Apple store recently and it was just packed, and there were about fifty 'geeks' dressed like slobs helping people and grinning and being super polite and fun. It was like walking into a fantasy where I wanted to stay forever. It worked like a charm, I can tell you. But if I'm talking with my broker, I don't want to see him in anything but the perfect suit and dry-cleaner-ironed-with-heavy-starch shirt.
Any scarves for your broker? Now, let me see if I understand this. Eating something with it's head on is not good, but eating ice cream made from mothers milk is delicious. I think you are a bigger "head" case than ME!! Ciao Bella!! : )