Banana Man

I went to Banana Republic today to buy a shirt to go with the jacket that I bought the day before from the same store to attend a formal party and I was standing with one of the salespeople looking at my various options when this largish sort of man, perhaps 5'7" and 230 pounds, puts on uncomfortably the very coat I purchased yesterday and says, "do you make this coat so that it will fit a real man instead of a creampuff?"

Now, I am not a small man by any means. I am 6' 3" and 175 pounds. His comment struck a funny note with me.

I turned to him and said, "actually, I really like that jacket and I bought one yesturday." He turned kind of red, mumbled something that sounded vaguely like a justification or an aplogy, and he not long after left the store. I turned to the salesperson and said, "I guess I'm a creampuff, then," and I bought the shirt.