I always see the comment, "No one notices/cares what you wear, just wear what you want..." While very true, I had my first "notice" today and it was unusual enough to share. If you have any out of the ordinary stories, feel free to share! Here's mine, I'll keep it short:
I'm a cop. I answered a call for service at a local sporting good store regarding a shoplifter. Pretty typical, simple arrest, report, and charges. I get there and they had the guy detained in the loss prevention office. I get the info that I need and take him outside. Before I put him in the car, I search him and find a bunch of pills... now another charge and I have to go tag the dope... great, more paperwork. I ask him where he was from and he tells me, "Romania." Suspicious, I ask, "Are you Romanian... or would you say Roma?" He smiled, winked, and said, "Nice Rolex, how much you pay for it? I could get you a really good deal on another one...." I laughed, said, "Quiet, gypsy," and put him in the car. Then, his brother, who was waiting in the parking lot, comes up and begs me not to arrest him. After I explain to him that it's done and he should go, he starts to walk away, stops, turns and says, "Hey, nice Rolex officer..." I cut him off with, "No, stop, just go."
Now, I come in contact with so many people during a shift and NO ONE notices, or gives a damn, about my Explorer. My first comment/compliment has to be from a gypsy as he's being arrested for possession and theft.