My girl friends and I were chatting over a healthy lunch of fried green tomatoes and dill pickles today at the Little Dooey – the premier barbeque place in my town. As our cholesterol climbed into the danger zone we got serious.
Having covered all the current gossip and solved all the world problems, our discussion turned to pet peeves. Would you believe we all have the exact same pet peeve…no wonder we’ve been friends for 50 years!
We hate it when some one tries to turn down our collars! Hate it! Hate it! Hate it! Want to slug them. “Why thank you kindly for turning down my collar,” we say through clinched teeth. In truth we are seething inwardly and feeling something bordering on rage.
If my collar is turned up, it’s because I WANT IT THAT WAY. OKAY? Norma, Linda and Ruthie agree with me. We happen to like our collars standing up, James Dean style.
To all you “Collar Turner Downers” out there. STOP. If our collars are turned up it’s because we want them that way. It looks cool and we are still trying very hard to look cool. Don’t spoil it for us! So, there.
Oh, I feel so much better having gotten that off my chest. Anybody else got a peeve you’d like to share. It really is quite exhilarating. Send it to me and I promise not to reveal your identity. Incidentally, Rembrandt is the one who made stand up collars a fashion statement. Betcha no one tried to turn his collar down!