I have a cool car. The convertible Green MINI, which I am proud to say is the only MINI Cooper convertible registered as a commercial vehicle in the United States.
But I wear a really uncool hat.
I don’t like the sun, so of course I created a business where I’m in the sun all day. So I wear my functional but stupid hat.
I try to look nice. I wear a suit and tie on tours. The tie is green, as is my pocket square. My vest has green stripes, and sometimes I wear green shoes. Most tour guides dress like they rolled out of bed and put on the first thing they picked up from the floor. I like to have a little style.
But I haven’t found a cool hat that will keep the sun off. So I wear a ugly functional one.
Fortunately, my guests don’t seem to mind. That’s because I get to give great San Francisco private tours to fun and interesting people, who overlook my stupid hat. And, as you can see from this picture, it doesn’t always keep the sun off me.
I really need to get a better hat.