A man wearing a large gold ring on 7 of his 10 fingers, shorts, flip flops and a cream-colored straw Panama hat sat down in the row of seats facing me at the airport gate. He removed his flip flops, unzipped his carry-on bag and removed a pair of white, athletic tube socks. He slid the socks over his bare feet, zipped up his bag…and then put the flip flops BACK ON. This world is a strange and fascinating place

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