I am going to be nice and not reveal his name. I’m not even going to tell you the daily newspaper where he works. There are certain things that are just not done, after all.
I will tell you this, though, that the newspaper he works for is one of the largest dailies in the nation. Certainly, this newspaper is one of the best in the nation, and this reporter is, by all measures available, one of the best at his chosen profession. He is at the top of his game, as they say.
But today he was not about that. He was about style. And I mean STYLE!
He was wearing a brown suede jacket that felt like the promise of a better life. But it wasn’t his jacket that made eyes turn. It wasn’t his pressed pants that made people stop and stare.
No, it was his blue-and-white pinstripe, collared dress shirt and his blue-and-white, matching cellphone case. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, this noted reporter of front page stories that have left government officials scurrying for the shadows – and yet knowing full well that he was fair, accurate and trustworthy – was a fashion plate worthy of international recognition.
A blue-and-white collared shirt, lightly pressed alongside a blue-and-white – yes, that’s right – matching cellphone case for his Apple iPhone (A bit of product placement, But I didn’t get any loot. Shucks.). What a sight. In fact, a sight for sore eyes.
Alas, it was only noted by a few who happened by during lunch. A few who took the time to look, smile, nod their heads in approval and move onto the next challenge of the day. Yes, moving onto their next challenge of the day with a lighter step and stronger purpose. All because of the blue-and-white collared shirt and the matching blue-and-white cellphone case.
All I can say is, I was there. And that, my friends, is worth the price of admission.