Hats Off at the Table, Men

Hartford York Hats and Accessories for Men and Women - Men's Stetson Suede Ball Cap - The ChieftainIf you don’t want to look like “a chaw-spitting redneck with a dead deer strapped to the front hood of the pickup and your dead mother-in-law tied to the lawn chair on the tailgate”, then remove your hat when dining indoors, advises writer and author SJ Reidhead in her article Manners Separate Us from the Animals.

In case you didn’t quite catch it the first time round, she explains that “nothing is worse than a man wearing a baseball cap or any head covering to the table. I don’t care if you are eating in a fast food joint or a greasy spoon. It is terrible, improper, and shows a complete lack of respect for your surroundings and the people around you.”

And don’t even dare sputter in a feeble attempt at a comeback, because you’ll be pounced on and beat up by her parting zinger: “I really don’t care if it is tradition in the Southwest to wear your cowboy hat at the dining table. You don’t see President Bush wearing his to a state dinner.”

Well, that’s it for me. I’m in hiding until someone assures Ms. Reidhead that I’ve never, not once, kept my hat on indoors at the table. Honest Injun, ma’am!

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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