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So, I had offered to go with the Vegan to get a tux. But, he started laughing and said something about women always wanting to be in control. Yes, it’s true. I did not trust him and wanted to be there went he got a tuxedo. So, in the face of truth I sucked my teeth and said I didn’t want to go *anyway*. He text messaged me from the store and told me he got a blue tie and vest to go with my dress. Panic. I realize it’s a nice thought to match. But, really. We stopped matching in the 90s. I didn’t want to look like it was my quinceñera. I started text messaging my friends and all said ‘NO’ to the matchy matchy look. But, I’m trying not to be bossy and it *is* the thought that counts. So what if we looked like we were going to prom. I said nothing about the ‘Ocean Blue’ vest and tie he told me he got. Now, in retrospect, not that bad. Who doesn’t look smashing in a tuxedo?