The conversation from the older-middle-aged men's table at the cafe has been in summer doldrums.
But this week the lawyer walked in wearing a blue-flowered Hawaiian shirt, khaki shorts and sandals. "I don't have much time with you guys today, I've got an 8:30 appointment."
The musician asked, "Who you representing, Don Ho?"
Guffaws all 'round.
"As long as my client gets his divorce quick, he doesn't care what I wear."
Spoken in true Hill Country fashion.
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