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Author Topic: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?  (Read 38887 times)
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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2012, 09:59:34 pm »

Well blow me down.  At the weekend some did ask me why do people wear goggles.  And I remembered the reply about the space-time continuum.  And he did crack a smile. 

haha   So thanks to the person who wrote that.
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« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2012, 10:44:00 pm »

People seem to ask me "Are you in a play/going to a fancy dress party?' quite a lot, because of my fondness for top hats.

I just say "Oh no, I dress like this all the time." with a big smile. People tend to be too confused to enquire further.

If they ask, "Why are you wearing a top hat?". I just say "because I like it" which tend to make people go "fair enough" and carry on with the conversation.

I might have to try some of the time traveller type comments though, would be most amusing!
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« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2012, 02:39:29 pm »

when people ask me about my goggles i say: to hold my dreads out of my face whilst i eat noodles.

although usually they ask if they are for swimming. considering they are large, metallic and have air vents in the sides it doesn't make a lot of sense... that just makes me laugh.

but then as a johnny foreigner living in china they totally expect me to dress weird. and i get a fair amount of puzzled/delighted/horrified looks just for being white.

the semi Victorian stuff, they just expect that's what all English people wear normally lol
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« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2012, 08:06:33 pm »

it urks me that people think because i wear goggles mean i can swim and weld. *although i do sometimes accept the weld excuses*
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« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2012, 10:54:56 pm »

Some years ago I had just walked past two teenage girls when one of them called out "why are you wearing that coat?" Being naturally shy it would have been easier for me to keep walking, however I stopped, turned around and said "Why? Do you have a problem with it?" They didn't answer a word but stood looking crestfallen and rebuffed. I feel horrible for doing that. They probably liked my coat but didn't know how to express themselves. It probably took them a lot of courage to speak to me. Because of that I realized I needed a more friendly and witty answer to that question.

In future If I do get asked "why do you wear that?" my reply shall be "Well what else can I do with it?  Smoke it? or maybe eat it?"

Since coming up with that answer I haven't been asked that question.

Quote Spike Milligans line from Puckoon....... " We sold da hat stand, and ders no where to hang it !" Cheesy
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« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2012, 08:43:14 am »

it urks me that people think because i wear goggles mean i can swim and weld. *although i do sometimes accept the weld excuses*

Tell them you do underwater welding as a hobby.  Wink
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« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2012, 11:03:40 am »

If asked why I am wearing that (whatever that may be), I merely look surprised and say "Because it's Saturday!" (or whatever the day of the week), and stroll on. Wink
This one saved me a lot of explaning today - being my first day of wearing a waistcoat and pocket watch at work Wink
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« Reply #57 on: April 25, 2012, 08:37:48 pm »

OOoo how very smart of you.
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« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2012, 09:46:24 pm »

Two tracksuited chavs, one in a sort of mauvey pink, one in pale blue. They asked, in terms of utter confusion and disgust, "what the **** are you wearing"*

I looked them in the eye and said "menswear. You chaps should try it sometime"



*Frock overcoat, morning trousers, cravat etc.
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« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2012, 10:19:26 pm »

Two tracksuited chavs, one in a sort of mauvey pink, one in pale blue. They asked, in terms of utter confusion and disgust, "what the **** are you wearing"*

I looked them in the eye and said "menswear. You chaps should try it sometime"



*Frock overcoat, morning trousers, cravat etc.

oh SNAP  Grin
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« Reply #60 on: April 25, 2012, 11:46:45 pm »

Two tracksuited chavs, one in a sort of mauvey pink, one in pale blue. They asked, in terms of utter confusion and disgust, "what the **** are you wearing"*

I looked them in the eye and said "menswear. You chaps should try it sometime"



*Frock overcoat, morning trousers, cravat etc.

have a 1000 cool points  Grin
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« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2012, 10:21:44 pm »

Two tracksuited chavs, one in a sort of mauvey pink, one in pale blue. They asked, in terms of utter confusion and disgust, "what the **** are you wearing"*

I looked them in the eye and said "menswear. You chaps should try it sometime"



*Frock overcoat, morning trousers, cravat etc.

Fabulous response !
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« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2012, 08:22:20 pm »

so i tried the "cuz its saturday" quote among someone whom asked me why i wore gold colored swimming googles, thinking that would saved up a lot of explaining she told me:...but its not even saturday. and i just stumbled and went on to saying:...dam it my time machine calibrations are off. in which she had a confused look in her eyes..

Not sure if that worked but it did get got quiet after that.
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« Reply #63 on: May 03, 2012, 12:11:36 am »

Hmmm.... I guess it's best to keep 'em guessing. You can also say, "It's my religion.", as a friend likes to do.
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« Reply #64 on: May 04, 2012, 08:12:42 am »

I have been asked by various lovely children, in all seriousness, if I was a robot, a vampire or a princess. On each occasion I said "of course!"
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« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2012, 03:02:20 pm »

so i tried the "cuz its saturday" quote among someone whom asked me why i wore gold colored swimming googles, thinking that would saved up a lot of explaining she told me:...but its not even saturday. and i just stumbled and went on to saying:...dam it my time machine calibrations are off. in which she had a confused look in her eyes..

Not sure if that worked but it did get got quiet after that.
That means it worked.  Grin
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« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2012, 04:18:02 pm »

so i tried the "cuz its saturday" quote among someone whom asked me why i wore gold colored swimming googles, thinking that would saved up a lot of explaining she told me:...but its not even saturday. and i just stumbled and went on to saying:...dam it my time machine calibrations are off. in which she had a confused look in her eyes..

Not sure if that worked but it did get got quiet after that.
That means it worked.  Grin
:O brilliant!
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« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2012, 02:53:57 am »

Years ago after leaving a Revolutionary War re-enactment I stopped into a diner with a small group
of re-enactors we were all dressed in our 18th Century small cloths without regimentals...... and elderly couple aproached us and asked us why we were dressed the way we were before I could say anything another re-enactor said we were part of a religious sect that worshiped signs..... the husband had a Yeah right look on his face..... they sat at a window booth and ordered, we finished our meals and got and left the building several of the re-enactors went over to the corner of the parking lot by a stop sign in view of the window where the elderly couple sat,  one fellow stood reading out of a book with his hand raised as if exorting a higher power and the rest kneeled down and started bowing at the stop sign..... the woman became very animated and was pointing showing her husband the view out the window ....... somewhere out in New Jersey there is a couple of people who believe that there are people who worship stop signs.......
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« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2012, 01:33:26 am »

I have been asked by various lovely children, in all seriousness, if I was a robot, a vampire or a princess. On each occasion I said "of course!"

Oh, me too. One conversation was all questions on one side:
Are you a magician?
Are you an inventor?
Are you famous?

Short answers with an air of mystery and no explanation work well:
Yes, I am.
Sometimes.
Only when I feel like it.

I have answered: Why are you wearing those clothes?
With: Because I'd be cold otherwise.

The one answer that I owe the credit to someone else on here for is my favourite though:

Why the goggles?
In case of adventure!
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« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2012, 02:21:37 pm »

While at Maker Faire last weekend, I was asked the "Why the goggles?" question.(Of course!) I used the "In case of Spitting Cobras." answer, and was quite satisfied with the reaction! (blank stare  Huh)
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« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2012, 05:33:21 pm »

I have been asked by various lovely children, in all seriousness, if I was a robot, a vampire or a princess. On each occasion I said "of course!"

A few years back, a friend and I (both dressed in plain black t-shirts and jeans) had this poor child quite convinced we were vampires. Who after leaving ran back to 'bravely' tell us there was no such thing, before running off again in terror when I showed him my fangs (I have abnormally large canines.)

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« Reply #71 on: May 29, 2012, 10:19:53 am »

In the middle of our great Glasgow heatwave last week a drunken gentleman (At half past nine in the morning) enquired if I was not "F@$*!~# roasting?" when he spotted me in my frock coat.

I could only reply with a simple nod of the head and the comment "Indeed I am."

It was, however, entirely worth it.
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« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2012, 04:42:31 am »

When asked ‘why are you wearing…’ questions I tend to settle for a devious toothy grin whilst asking salaciously in return “Would you rather I were naked?”  It either sends them running or results in an invitation to coffee. I’m not particular.
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« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2012, 10:53:14 pm »

I was buying a new bowler hat the other day and the woman asked
-Well, what's the occasion?
-Day wear
-I love that

She gave me 5% discount Smiley
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« Reply #74 on: July 02, 2012, 05:27:49 am »

I always say "That's just the way I am." Most people leave it at that.
Other one's I use: "It's comfy." "Why not?" Or pick something odd about their clothes and comment on them.
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