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  • Yesterday at the parent farewell coffee one of the moms said I was the only she knew whose tie was always flipped around.

    I looked down. It was.

    I grinned made a joke about the director fixing my tie for me one time.

    Later I thought about ties and guys.

    Most guys who wear ties don’t play tetherball at recess.
    Most guys who wear ties don’t eat lunch at the third grade table.
    Most guys who wear ties don’t kneel down to hear stories about work place collaboration issues.
    Most guys who wear ties don’t join in the soccer game or a game of tag.

    This is the last week of school and the fifth graders lobbied to have a spirit week. Yesterday was dress up as a character day. There were a lot of ties but not on guys.
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