Directly in front of us a man made eye contact and smiled at me. I smiled back, and approached him.
"I just had to see the guy with the Toyota coat," he said. "Did you sell for Toyota? Salespeople got those."
"No, I got it at a thrift shop or garage sale or something."
"Well, I won one at a sales conference, I think they sold them in the parts department, but they only had them like a year."
Neat, I say, and we chat a bit about my coat. It's red and yellow, chosen for the colors more than the automaker, and I think I paid $2.50 for it. The coat needs a good washing, but otherwise it's a good coat.
"Boy," he continued, "that must've been around 15 years ago. Don't tell anyone," he hushes his voice, "but you've got an antique there!"