At the urging of Toque McToque, I am creating a periodic (as in whenever I feel like it) comic strip called "The Sock Puppet League," after a particular coworker who makes odd (one might even say unreasonable) requests. However, the true adventures of Sock Puppet will not be limited to the real Sock Puppet, so watch this space for all sorts of abuse meted out by various superiors. And the hat could represent me or (as in this particular case) my office mate, Light Bright. Just think of it as the anonymous abused peon. So here, without further ado, is Episode One, entitled "Office Number":
I am a third-hand gift, a straw hat with a wide brim. I used to have natural and navy stripes, but after much time in the sun, the navy ones have faded to a sort of chocolatey tone. The big blue flower around the brim was my wearer's own touch.