My dad use to tell me a story of the time he was in hospital in the early 60’s; that would have put him at about 30-35 years old, I suppose. And when he was recuperating from an operation and laying around on ward, some random guy came in from the street, offering everyone in the ward his unique service: tying ties.
Buddy charged $1 and taught the men on the ward how to tie a Windsor Knot, or whatever knot you wanted. The Windsor was the most popular at the time, so that’s what the men were getting at the time. My father told me tie-guy did a brisk business, most men were interested and gladly paid $1 for a chance to learn how to tie the “new knot”.
I asked my dad why he just didn’t Google how to tie a Windsor knot, and he told me that Google wasn’t even invented back then. I was shocked. Totally.
What have we learned today from The Mayor’s wonderful and eye-opening story? 1) If you have a popular service or product, you will always have work 2) In the 60’s men cared about their appearance to the point of paying for accessory tips, and 3) The 60’s were a terrible time to live in because they lacked powerful search engines.
Thank you for your time, it’s really great having a captive audience such as yourselves.