I am a man of the people.
I know this because when I went to the mall with Mister and bought a suit for him at Macy's today (a man ought to have a suit, I say), the sales woman helpfully showed me how to hang suit pants on a hangar with a rod to keep it in place.
At one time I owned half a dozen suits, several sport coats, and a tuxedo.
I earned a BA with a double major and an MA.
I worked with the powerful in Lansing, staffing legislatively created task forces on government reform and did research to determine government health insurance contracts worth billions of dollars.
I spoke at an Army convention.
I once even briefed the senate majority leader on an issue of importance to him.
Not that I was a powerful person myself. And I'm not bragging. I leave that to others who have truly achieved much. But my point is that I wore suits all the time in that environment.
And successfully hung them in my closet.
Yet the woman at Macy's figured this was all new to me!
Not that I took offense, mind you. I was born and raised in the city of Detroit. I know Ann Arbor has a reputation for being a tad snooty, but I guess that hasn't really affected me in my many decades here.
And to be fair, I hadn't shaved in a couple days, hadn't showered yet today (I planned to run), and was wearing an Army t-shirt.
Anyway, I was amused.
I remain a man of the people rather than an over-educated dandy. Possibly dangerous.