You might have caught this story on Stuff this morning: as passengers took their seats for a Qantas flight, passenger Wynand Mullins was approached by a flight attendant. She asked him to remove his T-shirt, saying other passengers were intimidated.
The passengers should have been in awe. It must be the T-shirt of the year.
It combines an event name badge with the killer line from the cult 1987 film The Princess Bride: "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." (The line was spoken by actor Mandy Patinkin; if you're a Homeland fan it might tickle you to watch it again in this 10-second clip).
New Zealander Mullins - an accountant-turned company director who works in Sydney - had no other top.
Going topless - or exteme corporate casual, to coin a phraise - did not seem to be an option.
Mullins sent NBR a pic he took of himself on the New Zealand-bound flight.
"I was wondering where they would find a shirt for me, being on a plane and all," he told NBR ONLINE this morning.
"The thought did cross my mind that it would either be a blanket or the pilot's jacket."
In the end, the drama petered out.
"After returning my boarding pass the attendant did not return," Mullins says.
The affair probably raises some important questions about corporate travel attire in the age of terrorism, and Qantas in-flight policies. But I only had one query for Wynand: where did he get such a cool top?
From his mate Phil in Cuba Mall, Wellington, who custom makes corporate badges and T-shirts at a place called Verboom.
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