On page 6, Henry takes Will's hat off: "He snatched my hat from my head and gave it to me all in one motion."
The story goes:
"I like hats," I said. I had about a dozen of them at home." [I do, too.]It turns out Henry doesn't like men wearing hats unless it's cold outside. Will wears his hat everywhere. It's part of him. He takes it off only on concession to convention. When Henry snatches it from his hat it's like tearing his heart out.
"Whatever for?" [I love this phrase. Only people older than me say it.]
"I guess I just like them," I said. "I just don't feel comfortable without one on my head."
Now, when Henry asks Will why he likes hats, albeit in a challenging phrase, Will becomes defensive and doesn't give a reason. He just says because he does. Is he being secretive here or is it that he just has not thought out the reasons for liking hats? Maybe both.
Myself, I always wear a hat. I have several regular ones. Which one I wear depends upon the season of the year and the weather. When the Phillies won the World Series, I wore my Phillies hat for a few days. If you ask me about it, I'll tell you about my history of hat wearing.
What do you think about men in hats? Post a comment. I'd like to know.
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