Conversation I just had with an elderly male patron, in its entirety:
Him: I think I just offended the African American culture.
Me: Oh. Um, well . . . I'm sure the culture will be willing to forgive you.
Him: Perhaps. I often have trouble understanding what we determine to be right and wrong in these modern times.
Me: Hmm. Well, I think a lot of us do.
Him: People dress to express their inner selves. Wearing yellow and gold signifies cowardliness. I will leave you to ponder that thought.
Me (wearing a yellow shirt and goldish-orange cardigan): Thank you. Have a good day.