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You want me to wear what?

For some reason, the ad department staff thought it would be cute to dress up for Halloween today, or in this case, undress. The word went out yesterday that they were dressing in pajamas and curlers and walking around with stuffed animals.

We on the editorial staff were encouraged to join the pajama theme. Sorry, no can do. I don’t own a decent pair of pajamas. I am not going to walk around the office in boxer shorts and a t-shirt.

The last time I had a stuffed animal, it was a dog and I was about four years old. I haven’t seen it since. The parting must have been traumatic because I ended up throwing my life away as Numismatic News editor. You would think I couldn’t get over the infatuation with coins formed when I was 8 years old and have been prevented from growing up to be a happy, healthy and productive adult.

Here I am 44 years later writing about wearing pajamas in the office all day. Sounds like I’m a supporting actor in a Bette Davis movie. Some of my relatives always thought my interest in coins was a little odd. I would be handing them proof, the smoking gun.

Fortunately for me, I am not a party pooper. Well, maybe I am, but that’s another story. I have an excuse. I had a dental appointment first thing this morning. I had to dress normally so they don’t call the police and haul me off for evaluation.

So what did I do? I brought some treats. I am sure my dentist will like the added business.

Happy Halloween.