Good story. However I do not follow your reference to "Clearance Clearwater." Did you mean "Creedence Clearwater Revival," aka CCR?
Some related stories: NEVER wear a tie to a business meeting in Hawaii. Not even with bankers and lawyers. You might inadvertently insult people to the extent they might refuse to do business, or even conduct that meeting. Also, there is a C&W restaurant near the hi-tech area near Denver - I believe it is the Tenderfoot in Inglewood (sp?) - where the walls are literally completely lined with ties they cut off customers' necks. Customers understand this will happen - there are signs warning them - so many of the ties on display are rediculously ugly and/or humorous. They serve Rocky Mountain oysters, which I have never ordered. After 36 years of marriage I relate too much to the castrated bulls.