I have managed to avoid wearing ties for about 99 percent of my life to date. I feel sorry for so many of my peers that have to throttle themselves every day of the week except maybe Saturdays.
I am not proud of the fact that I can now tie an absolutely perfect Windsor Knot. I look forward to the day, hopefully very soon, when I can finally throw away my solitary ancient blue cravat and three silk ties. And feel free at last.