Isnare Free Articles
Authors Contents [Add OpenSearch]
Distribute your articles to more than 6,000+ sites and 40,000+ email group publisher subscribers for as low as $2 / article...
Index  Article Directory  Humor
Embed this Article  
Billy Murphy

Billy Murphy x 8 articles

Liked the article? Consider buying me a beer!
$

Most Recent Videos Most Recent Videos

At first, it was one of the most ridiculous things that I had ever heard. I was at a Christmas market in Munich, Germany when I heard a trader yelling, "roll-up, roll-up, wooden ties only twenty euros". At first I thought that it must be my rudimentary German playing tricks on me again or perhaps the people in Bavaria spoke a lot differently to those I was use to in Berlin or Frankfurt. As I walked on, I looked to my left and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, there was a young market trader with a stall filled with wooden ties. Not just one tie, but a large range; some were painted in unusual colours and others came with stripes. The crazy thing was, he seemed to be attracting a decent trade. There were numerous groups of people looking at and purchasing the ties. I thought I had seen it all!

I thought nothing more about it after that day. Until that is, around two or three years later when I was at a final round interview for a full time job at one of London's largest department stores. It was down to the last two. I arrived early and was directed to take a seat in the interview waiting area. I was the first there and sat down alone. Then something very strange happened. A gentlemen came over to me and put out his hand. He was full of confidence at first, and so naturally I assumed it was the interviewer. He then went onto introduce himself as a fellow candidate. He said that his name was David. The confidence he had sent alarm bells ringing through me.

As our hands parted from the handshake, to my astonishment, I noticed that he was wearing a bright pink wooden tie. Suddenly, I thought to myself that this guy was not to be taken seriously, surely? In one moment, I went from feeling very overwhelmed to feeling that I had the situation completely under control and the job practically in the bag.

As the story turned out I couldn't have been more wrong. My fellow candidate, David was offered the job at my expense. My rejection letter stated that although I was well suited for the job, they felt that the other candidate possessed a greater presence and authority. Maybe they were right? Out of all the fellow candidates I have met at interviews, he is the only one I have ever been able to remember. I even remember his name. Perhaps this was all down to his wooden tie!

I ended up travelling to Munich the following Christmas to find myself an elusive wooden tie. When I managed to track the stall down it was even more popular than the year before. I told my story to the stall owner. He laughed, and told me that it was hilarious for someone to travel so far just for a tie. He even claimed to remember David, the British guy who had bought a pink tie.

Rate this article:
Billy Murphy is a proven British freelance writer in the field of consumer products. He has expertise in the field of young fashion including wooden ties, http://www.woodties.co.uk
Important NoticeDISCLAIMER: All information, content, and data in this article are sole opinions and/or findings of the individual user or organization that registered and submitted this article at Isnare.com without any fee. The article is strictly for educational or entertainment purposes only and should not be used in any way, implemented or applied without consultation from a professional. We at Isnare.com do not, in anyway, contribute or include our own findings, facts and opinions in any articles presented in this site. Publishing this article does not constitute Isnare.com's support or sponsorship for this article. Isnare.com is an article publishing service. Please read our Terms of Service for more information.

Most Recent Articles

Best Office Fit Outs Contractor in Dubai

An Article by Carl Thomson in Business

6 hours ago

A lot of businesses just starting out or even experienced managers will just get an initial estimate from their general contractor, and worry about the cost of a Fit-out as the job goes. Fitting out best office Fit-out can be a challenging task. It requires selecting design, Fit out contractor in Dubai, time, and budget...

Lemonoids - An Award Winning Digital Marketing Academy, Where CAREER is Define, More Than a JOB!

An Article by Irfan Shaik in Marketing

16 hours ago

Marketing is the platform where product can be promoted. The promotion and distribution of a product or service. It also includes market survey to analysis customer needs and requirements. The marketing can be increase the value of the product and it can become brand. Digital marketing now becomes daily activities in the business...

Opting For Natural Stones in Constructing Buildings & Fireplaces

An Article by Cory Frank in Wellness, Fitness and Diet

1 day ago

Many years before, builders traditionally used and relied mostly on synthetic stones when constructing homes and other buildings. However, nowadays, the use of natural stone has become more widespread. This is because natural stones like marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, travertine, slate and onyx offer a wide range of benefits...

Rancho Cucamonga Remodeling

An Article by Akhil Sarikonda in Business

2 days ago

Rebuilding more often than not includes removing old dividers, windows, cupboards, or different bits of your home that once appeared to be perpetual. Be that as it may, this grimy, uproarious, and troublesome process doesn't really mean you'll be detaching your hair, as well. With cautious arranging, it is conceivable to survive real remodels...

SAGE 300 ERP 2017 - Accounting Software – Rockford, UAE

An Article by Murtuza Hussain in Computers and Technology

2 days ago

Sage 300 ERP (Formerly Accpac) Best ERP software for Manufacturing, Contracting, Distribution and Retail. ERP Software with all the Industry Specific features and provides complete control on Workflow through your organization. Sage 300 ERP Accounting software help you improve partnership and speed up information exchange for a 360-degree view of your business...

Rancho Cucamonga Tree Trimming

An Article by Akhil Sarikonda in Gardening

2 days ago

Tree trimming and tree pruning administrations are the foundation to any fruitful tree mind program. It is basic to managing your tree's wellbeing, invigorating development and holding its normal appearance, yet in the event that you attempt to trim your trees yourself, you could wind up trimming mistakenly, bringing about genuine harm to your cherished resource...

Windows 10 70-734 Exam Study Guide

An Article by Kruis Barry in Education

2 days ago

To pass Microsoft certification 70-734 exam requires lot of Windows 10 70-734 Exam study guidetools for much practice. Collection of relevant Windows 10 70-734 Exam study guide according to curriculum set by the Microsoft is not easy task to accomplish. Passcert have experts who are experienced IT professionals and after years long hard work; we have compiled most effective Microsoft 70-734 Study Materials and most advanced Microsoft 70-734 exam Training Tools with Microsoft 70-734 Sample Questions and Answers...

Veritas Certified Specialist (VCS) VCS-275 Study Materials

An Article by Kruis Barry in Education

2 days ago

Our Veritas Certified Specialist (VCS) VCS-275 study materials offer you the best possible material which is also updated regularly to take your ST0-174 Exam. The Veritas Certified Specialist (VCS) VCS-275 study materials are planned and researched by IT professionals who are very much involved in the IT industry...

How Dental Hygiene Makes You Healthier

An Article by Myfamily Dentalcare in Wellness, Fitness and Diet

2 days ago

Many people think of the mouth as a completely separate area of the body. However, the teeth and health of the mouth influence so manydifferent aspects of health, that it is impossible to separate it from the rest of your body. Making the mouth an important focus of overallhealth practices will have a positive impact on your overall wellbeing...

Book Last Minute Flights to USA With LookMyTicket

An Article by Lookmy Ticket in Travel

2 days ago

We live a busy life. With so many meetings and work commitments consuming most of our time, we sometime procrastinate the most critical work which is booking flights for our travel, be it domestic or international. What’s most annoying is that we do not get the best booking deals when we make the booking at the last moment and travel companies charge a preposterous amount for the flight tickets that would otherwise have been way more affordable...

Modeling and Data Management C-TBW55-73 Practice Test

An Article by Ricky Cobb in Education

2 days ago

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform gives adaptable frameworks administration to undertake BI standard that permits directors to unquestionably convey and institutionalize their BI usage on a demonstrated, versatile, and resourceful administration situated design. SAP Certified Application Associate – Modeling and Data Management with SAP BW 7...

Visiting Turkey ? Perfect Travel Guide Here

An Article by Harriet Lucia in Travel

2 days ago

Turkey is a treasure trove of elegant backdrops, breathtaking beaches, history, and hospitality. In fact, Turkey is the meeting point to many of the world's ancient civilizations and cultures. Turkey is a fusion of both Middle Eastern and European characteristics. Famous for its historical heritage and scenic beauties, it is the one and only country in the entire world that sprawls across two continents – Asia and Europe...

VCS-274 Test Certification

An Article by Henry Kay in Computers and Technology

2 days ago

Question: 1An administrator needs to prevent users on all client systems from performing user-directed restores while ensuring they are able to view the contents of all previous backup images. What should the administrator configure to accomplish this goal. A. enable the Master Server Host Property - Browse timeframe for restoresB...

Enterprise Asset Management C_TPLM30_66 Exam Material

An Article by Ricky Cobb in Home Management

2 days ago

The certification exam SAP Certified Application Associate - Enterprise Asset Management (Maintenance & Repair) with SAP ERP C_TPLM30_66 checks the essential information in the zone of the SAP Enterprise Asset Management. This declaration demonstrates that the competitor has an essential general comprehension inside this specialist profile of the SAP EAM arrangements, and can execute this learning for all intents and purposes in activities under direction of an accomplished advisor...

Process Integration With SAP NetWeaver C_TBIT44_73 Practice Exam

An Article by Ricky Cobb in Education

3 days ago

In the midst of all business works out, associations are producing gigantic measures of data. In each part of the association, workers use this data as an explanation behind basic leadership path. SAP NetWeaver BW grants you to accumulate and configure a considerable measure of business data in an Undertaking Information Stockroom...

MLA Style Citation:
Murphy, Billy "Why Would Anyone Wear a Wooden Tie?." Why Would Anyone Wear a Wooden Tie?. 17 Feb. 2013 Isnare.com. 27 Feb. 2017 <https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1814876&ca=Humor>.
APA Style Citation:
Murphy, Billy (2013, February 17). Why Would Anyone Wear a Wooden Tie?. Retrieved February 27, 2017, from https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1814876&ca=Humor
Chicago Style Citation:
Murphy, Billy "Why Would Anyone Wear a Wooden Tie?." Why Would Anyone Wear a Wooden Tie? Isnare.com. https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1814876&ca=Humor
Copy and paste the code below to embed this article:
<a class="embedly-card" href="https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1814876&ca=Humor">Why Would Anyone Wear a Wooden Tie?</a> <script>!function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){ var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b,d.src=("https:"===document.location.protocol?"https":"http")+"://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js"; var e=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];e.parentNode.insertBefore(d,e)}}(document);</script>