I always wore an eagle bola and was often amazed by how frequently I was stopped and asked
about my tie that I took to carrying business cards with me to hand out;
this led to a surprising
Surprise experience number 1.
While on vacation in Colorado a lady stopped me, told me how much she admired my tie and that her husband loved eagles. I gave her a business card and thought no more about it. Five years later I got a phone call, would I make an eagle bola for her husband.
Surprise experience number 2.
A wood carver friend of mine who always wore one of my ties, was hiking in a very remote part of Yosemite National Park and ran into a stranger whose opening remark was “You must know Joe Monks, you’re wearing one of his ties and so am I”
It brought to mind the oft quoted “Doctor Livingstone I Presume”