April 10, 2013

Like Riding a Bike

Ringo is going to prom in a couple weeks with a young woman with whom he is friends. She needed a date for her high school prom, he knows all her friends, instant prom date.

She happens to be from Great Britain, so with his tux, he got a red vest and my husband bought him a Union Jack tie.

As he was going through his tux rental for this weekend's prom, he picked up his tie. (Similar situation, except this one is at his school. ) The following conversation occurred:

Husband: You do know the tie I bought you is self tie, unlike the one you have in your hand that is already pre-tied, right?

Ringo: Yeah, I know. It's no problem.

My husband walked out. Bones leaned in to Ringo and me.

Bones: You know, I've never tied a tie, but I hear it's just like tying a shoe... (Shoe was said like shoooo)

Me, looking at Ringo:

Ringo, looking at me:

Me: You can't make this sh-- up.

Ringo, in his low amused laughter voice: I don't even know what to say...

Bones: It's true...

Me: I'm going to bed.

Bones: It is...

I'm picturing Ringo with this long piece of Union Jack silk on his neck and Bones trying to tie it around Ringo's neck like a shoelace. If it happens, there will be pictures.

Posted by Boudicca at April 10, 2013 10:26 PM

LOL! There will need to be pictures...! You know, for posterity. His future children. Or blackmail. ;)

Posted by: pam at April 11, 2013 09:50 AM

Absolutely. And as much as it may be SiMILAR to tying a shoe, we need Bones to demo on his bro.

Posted by: Bou at April 11, 2013 01:19 PM

I don't think it would be possible to blackmail Bones. He'll be PROUD of those pictures. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at April 11, 2013 01:21 PM

Good thing for the "Tip Of The Day!" It is National Barbershop Quartet Day, so this pops up:
And, yes, it is pretty much like tying a shoe. I still use a mirror because I don't wear them that often, and don't like having to retie it.

Tying a a bow tie is something a gentleman should know...

Also, if he is not wearing a boutonniere, don't forget the silk or linen pocket square in the same color as the shirt; with the colored vest and tie, a colored PS would be too much.

Posted by: V6 at April 11, 2013 01:32 PM

As V6 said, if Ringo is wearing a Bow Tie, then yes it is like tying your shoes.

Otherwise, "tie your tie like a hangman's noose, ain't got time to drink your juice" ... run, run, run.

How easily we forget that bow ties can be tied ... so many of them (at the formal shops) just have a strap that hooks in back.

Posted by: The Thomas at April 11, 2013 04:30 PM

When the tie comes in, the first thing I'm going to do is have Bones try to tie it for Ringo without instruction, like tying a shoe. I think it should be good for a laugh.

I think the funniest part was how he said it, 'it's like tying a shooooo'. And then of course picturing Bones doing it...

Posted by: Bou at April 11, 2013 04:35 PM

LOL can't wait to hear the end of this one. And see the pics. ;)

Posted by: Teresa at April 11, 2013 09:04 PM