Dressing the Part

By: Joan L. Welch
This article appears on page 48 of the February 2018 issue.

This month’s winner is JOAN L. WELCH of Saint Petersburg, Florida:

On a Holland America Line cruise in 2001, during a port call in Lisbon, Portugal, my husband and I booked a table at an upscale restaurant in town.

As we were leaving the ship, Harry realized he had forgotten something and returned to the cabin. I waited for him on the pier.

Standing there in my 2-piece navy-blue business suit, I suppose I must have looked a little like a crew member. A very agitated-looking woman rushed at me with fire in her eyes, opened her mouth, looked into my face and then said, “Oh, you’re nobody!”


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