About three years ago I purchased a coat online. I just wanted one really warm coat and I found an on sale faux fur item – a size too big, but I figured I would always be wearing a fat sweater underneath. I wouldn’t normally wear faux fur, just on principle, but it was such a good price that I went ahead and bought it. I have a rule for when I wear this coat. If when I am leaving the house it is 10 degrees or lower, then on goes the white coat, like a wearable weather vane.
This coat gets SO MUCH ATTENTION. People who know my temperature rule mention it, people walking by my cube stop and touch it. Strangers come up to me and comment. You’d be amazed at the number of people who think it’s OK to stroke my coat while I am actually wearing it. Unbelievable. Honestly I don’t think I have ever worn it that it didn’t get at least one comment during the day.
So I wasn’t surprised on Wednesday when I saw two women motioning to me while I was walking through JoAnn Fabrics. But then as I got closer, I realized one of the women was wearing the same coat! I asked her if she got the same reactions that I did and she confirmed that her coat is also a magnet for comments and touches. She’s even had a co-worker take it off the hanger and try it on without asking.
It was a fun 5-minute commiseration before we each went on our way, although by coincidence, we ended up in the check-out line next to each other. The cashier was not impressed by our story.
What do you have that draws attention?