No Self-Respecting Idahoan Would Wear These
Maybe someone under the age of eight. However, after watching Ralphie wearing the bunny costume in a Christmas story, I believe you will need to coerce the kids. Some years ago, I had a lady friend, and she had a costume that made her look like an Oompa Loompa. I didn’t ever tell her that because I value my life!
We have our Townsquare Media Christmas party this week. There will be some people there in outlandish costumes, however. They’re entertainers by trade. A college friend became a clown with a famous circus. Sure, he looked silly in costume, but he made a good living. After the show, nobody on the street recognized him.
It Welcomes People
Our operations manager made a good observation about the clown look. It’s disarming. It makes you more approachable at public events. This is why I’ve let my hair and beard grow. I was hoping it would be intimidating and people would leave me alone. Instead, I get stopped more than ever before when I’m out shopping or eating.
I should’ve known better. I look like every third guy you see on Idaho streets. Like your warm-hearted uncle, I suppose.
It's More a Guy Thing
I’ve noticed guys are more likely to wear ugly sweaters and dress as Christmas clowns. We used to work with a woman and she did get involved in the spirit with the sweaters and antlers with lights. Let me just say she was one of the guys, and I mean that in a good way. She was a born comedian and always had a ready wisecrack. We know some wonderful people in radio. And slightly off-kilter!
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