Blazer DOs and DON'Ts
The following is taken from the spring/summer 1992 Tschüß Book, Rotary District 1800. This amazing little book contains many wonders - some of which will make (and already have made) their way to this site. So now I present:
The DOs and DON'Ts of the Rotary Blazer
- Wear your blazer on the return trip home. When the Customs Officers see you they'll give you little hassle, which is nice if you are carrying a lot of contra-ban.
- Wear your blazer to soccer games. The pins, etc. will protect you like armor against rowdy hooligans and pissed-off riot police.
- Wear your blazer during your town's Schützenfest. You'll look like one of the Verein members and will increase your chances for getting free beer.
- Be creative with the paraphernalia that you put on your blazer. Auto insignia are always a good idea. There's nothing better than a Trabi sign or Mercedes star to complement that Idaho Potato pin.
- Wear your blazer if you don't know what to wear. The German fashion sense is not keen enough to tell the difference between the Rotary Blazer and the latest Parisian styles.
- Wear your blazer in lightning storms or near high voltage areas. Those pins make one hell of a good conductor.
- Hug other exchange students while you are both wearing your blazers. The risk of getting caught in one another's pins is too high. Keep your distance from one another and then you won't have to call the Feuerwehr in to use the "jaws of life."
- Stand too close to airport radar equipment with your blazer on. The large amount of metal pinned on to the blazer can easily throw the radar off and send the airport into a panic.
- Wear your blazer while trying to commit a major crime. The pins make too much noise and the name tag will give your identity away. The weight of the blazer will also slow your get-away.
- Wear your blazer when going to a drinking party. If you were to fall while you were in a drunken state you could seriously impale yourself. Also, the smells of beer and puke do not come easily out of that fine polyester material.