1. You enter a store
2. You initially shield your eyes as it's too bright
3. Your eyes slowly become accustomed to the glare
4. Something happens
5. You walk up to the till and exchange your hard earned £ for the blinding tie
6. You leave the store with the tie, no one stops you
I'm interested in step #3
I look at that tie and I think, wow, that is just terrible. Yet, there is something about it. I can't stop looking at it. It's mesmerizing in its aqua blue 90's seaweed swirliness. I understand how you could come to own this tie. I can't condone it, but I can understand it.
You should see it in its unfettered entirety, when it isn't half covered by a jacket. Then there is truly no escape from its hypnotic power...
I used to wear it for giving pointless presentations or to go to tiresome meetings, when I hadn't bothered to prepare anything because the presentation or meeting was just a manifestation of collective inefficiency rather than actually deciding anything. It never failed me. I think everyone became so entrapped by the tie that they ignored the fact that I was talking out of my backside.
Like they say in that musical, you have to give it a bit of razzle-dazzle sometimes...