This story is about my buddy’s father, a former university prof. At one time, the university instituted a dress code forcing professors to wear ties. Fish ties, dick ties, piano keyboard ties. He became something of a hero to his students who regularly bought him the most offending or off-colour ties they came across. When we attended his funeral all of the guys from work came dress in their browns with crazy sunglasses on. The following Tuesday, we all went to school wearing tank tops and sporting shaved armpits.