Thursday, January 10, 2008

Security Alert!

Cleaning up some old drafts and finally sharing them with the world. This one is simple really. A guest at a Bar Mitzvah we attended in October had a unique fashion accessory on her dress:

Upon first glance, there doesn't seem to be anything bizarre about this garment.

However, someone with an eye for detail may notice something unusual on one side of the dress:

No, it's not a governmental tracking device. It's a store security tag that was not removed after the dress was purchased.

We have all, I would imagine, had to go back to a store to have a security tag removed that a cashier had forgotten to detach from a purchase. Discovering said human error must be on someone's list of top ten annoying things in life.

Imagine, however, that you are out of town for a family event and you are looking forward to wearing your new dress for the first time. You get dressed the morning of the bar mitzvah only to discover a strange weight on one side of your dress. Oh, it's the security ink tag! What are your options? Buying a new dress seems extreme, and the store from where the garment was purchased is in another state.

So you go with the obvious choice: wear it and hope that nobody notices. Especially a blogger who loves posting about random, quirky things.

The odds are stacked against you.

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