What's the story behind your favorite tie? (Photo: Stuart Jenner) What’s the story behind your favorite tie? (Photo: Stuart Jenner)

I don’t wear ties that often anymore, but I still have a favorite. It is one that was given to me at a restaurant over dinner. Actually, it was tossed at me from across the table. The gentleman I was with was a consultant for a prospect I was pursuing — he represented them through an RFP process. My company was awarded the business, so the consultant and I were celebrating the sale.

After the main course, he took off his tie and gently threw it at me. With a look of bewilderment, I asked him what he was doing. He said, “I’m giving you my tie.” 

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