Help Pothill, our hapless protagonist, select his neckerchief for the day. Be responsible, be mischievous, be tasteful, be “open-minded about what really constitutes ‘pretty’”. The choice is yours!
Just as democracy is being introduced in the Middle East, it is being introduced in Pothill’s life. Yesterday’s vote saw Forest Green limping first past the finish line, followed by Dandelion Yellow, Navy Blue, and Royal Purple, none of which truly represented a credible opposition. Pothill had been somewhat anxious because 1) He’s always anxious, and 2) he’d never worn the Forest Green before. But wonder of wonders! Forest Green got its act together and actually went quite well with the black shirt. It worked, it must be said, a treat yesterday evening, eliciting not a “You look so handsome!” but, rather, the quite nearly as good “You look different… I can’t really say why…”
And yet. The introduction of democracy is fraught with difficulties. Though elections were held only yesterday, they’re necessary once again today as a novel situation has arisen.
Check out the Neckerchief Gallery for guidance on colours. In the event of a tie, Pothill will employ his deciding vote and choose one of the selected neckerchiefs on the basis of his own, questionable preferences.
Date: 20 June 2012
Context: Meeting a stranger with the aim of determining whether we should be friends
Companion(s): 1) Brash, female, 39 years old, Russian
Desired Neckerchief Effect: “What an interesting little man…”
Notes on Other Clothing: Black shirt, grey-blue thistle, dark brown waistcoat
Variables: Despite strenuous efforts having been taken to ensure otherwise, it’s possible that Pothill’s companion thinks that this is, in fact, a date. If so, it would be helpful if the choice of neckerchief could rapidly disabuse her of this misunderstanding.
Poll Ends: 15:15, Copenhagen Time.
Poll is Now Closed
Welcome to the first Neckerchief Conundrum on Content Declined - and most likely in the history of the entire world!
Neckerchief Conundrums allow you to help Pothill, our hapless protagonist, select his neckerchief for the day. Check out the Neckerchief Gallery for guidance on colours. In the event of a tie, Pothill will employ his deciding vote and choose one of the selected neckerchiefs on the basis of his own, questionable preferences.
Date: 19 June 2012
Context: A second date
Companion(s): 1) Intellectual, humourous, Austrian
Desired Neckerchief Effect: “You look so handsome!”
Notes on Other Clothing: Black shirt, grey-blue thistle, no vest
Variables: 1) Pothill’s date might just end up reading this blog post herself; 2) This being the first Neckerchief Conundrum, it is entirely possible that only one person will vote, which could lead to rather unpleasant results, depending on this individual’s mood today
Poll Ends: 18:00, Copenhagen Time.