Yesterday my coworker commented on my dress (my clothes, not a dress) and said that it makes me look like an assistant pastor. That seemed very … specific. I wonder why I got bumped down a notch. Maybe I just have this look of inexperience, of one not having gone through the “hard knocks” of life. I did lose my transformer watch when I was little. But I guess that doesn’t count. I was wearing a solid blue polo, black khakis, and black shoes. I guess the look for pastoral assistants is tidy, plain, and boring. But in the old days, weren’t the priestly garments blue, purple, and scarlet with gold leaf and ephods carrying engraved stones, and gold bells around the hem? That’s like the opposite of tidy, plain, and boring! That look probably wouldn’t pass for a pastor these days. Maybe an assistant pastor that was trying way too hard.