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OftenBen  ·  2537 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Privacy Settings and the Icky Feeling - E. H. Brogan Blog

Because of this factor, I tend to dress like I own a Boat, because those assumptions are easier to deal with and dispel if I want to. They also get me preferential treatment in situations where I ought not get preferential treatment, because of the implication.

user-inactivated  ·  2537 days ago  ·  link  ·  

One of the kids I used to work with and I had this conversation. I helped him buy a very nice pair of slacks and two collared Polos. It freaked him out how differently he was treated by people because he was wearing a set of $50 worth of cotton.

OftenBen  ·  2537 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's a super weird-ass phenomenon to observe, especially when you're the one being called 'sir.'

steve  ·  2536 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I tend to dress like I own a Boat

If I were asked to describe your physical appearance: a damn handsome man in fine, boat-owning attire.