On Thursday night H asked me if he owned any ascots. I said no.
"What is an ascot?" H asked.
I explained that it was some kind of silky tie/scarf for men. I asked why he had a sudden interest in ascots. H told me that he and some of the other guys in his office decided that Friday was going to be Ascot Friday. Unfortunately, H had to go to work without an ascot. But when H got to work, it turned out that none of the guys had ascots, so they walked to a nice menswear store (actually, it is a haberdashery) to hunt down some ascots. The ascots were $80! The idea of Ascot Friday was quickly abandoned. Instead, next week there is going to be English Dandy Friday. Now we have to find him a pipe and a brandy snifter.