Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Retro Man

The Opel hostess at the recent Amsterdam Auto Show was overly enthusiast. She was young, dressed like you expect a hostess is dressed and regarded me as a possible Opel client. While all I was doing was admiring the colour scheme of the small Adam hipster, a 1970s combo of beige and brown. 'Do you like the car, sir?' she asked. 'I love the color,' I answered in true honesty. Her reply hit me like a bullet. 'Yes, a bit like your style, retro.' 

The writing is on the wall. There's no denying. We can tell ourselves we still look good for our age, but other people tell us the truth. Grin and bare it. It would have been a fun story to tell on parties, if not just a few weeks later a similar situation confronted me.