Hanky

For some amount, the store can embroider the graph of your stock portfolio to create your own Dow Jones, or STI, Nikkei, Hang Seng or KOPSI hanky.  

dow-jones-hanky

 

Or check out these funky ones where you can pretend to be a bandit with a funny mustache. 

mustachehankie

 

Or incur the wrath of a lover with these smoochie ones

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But I never really understood hankies, for that matter (although Mr. Cinical carries them).

Blow your nose in them, isn’t that unhygienic?

Wipe your tears on them? Most of the time, I prefer to brawl and sob on Mr. Cinical’s shoulders and clothes. 

Although admittedly they do have an old-fashioned charm to them, handkerchiefs.

It is much more charming for a man to hand you a hanky when you are brawling your heart out, than a piece of generic tissue paper (although shoulders are still best). And who can forget vintage shows where leading ladies subtly dropped their lace-trimmed handkerchiefs to catch the attention of charming lads? Read also this article on the history of handkerchief.

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One response to “Hanky

  1. Hmm, I am usually suspicious of hankies… I’ve noticed that men fold it into certain squares known only to themselves after use, but if they handed it to me to wipe my tears, I wldn’t know which square is the used one!

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