Flashback from Aspen: At the Caribou Private Members' Club

We (six of us) walk in and approach the woman at the front desk.

Hostess: Can I help you?

C: We'd like to have a drink at the bar.

Hostess: Are you a member?

C: No, but we're here for Aspen Fashion Week and they suggested we come by.

Hostess: Well, I'm afraid it's not possible, since this is a private members' club. You can't come in unless you're with a member.

C: But I wanted to see some Cougars!!!

Me (to C): Yes, I think that really helped our cause.
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn