Thursday 20 September 2007

All our drivers wear collar and tie - # 236

We continue the celebration of India and Indians in Southall.

The Southall coach company Dhillon's has a fine reputation for running immaculate new vehicles and providing customers with what they want.

Nevertheless, being a "collar and tie" Englishman, I was taken aback by the site of this magnificent set of grey whiskers behind the wheel.

So it's clear: hire Dhillon's to transport your "collar and tie" Japanese business visitors - or, if your granny from the Punjab is on her first trip to England, hire Dhillon's to meet her at the airport. She will feel comfortable and at home.


  1. 3 or 5% commission to you?

    Since I have retired a few months ago, I have hardly (twice so far) used the "collar and tie". Don't really regret it.

  2. I laughed out loud when I read peter's comment about not wearing the collar and tie and not regretting it.

    In engineering, a long time ago, I wore a short sleeved dress shirt and tie to work with my suit and had the jacket off when I walked into the cafeteria.

    There was an instant hush that fell over the place. I had just broke one of NCR's cardinal rules. Grey or Blue Suits and white shirt and tie. The model was IBM dress at that time.

    Not long after that, I began to notice lots of guys in short sleeves, and a trend began that ended up in colored short sleeved shirts and no ties.

    I hope you get to see what we did in Japan in 1953. Sendai-shi

  3. Interesting colour scheme for the coach. I have to wear a collared shirt, but thankfully no tie.

  4. The driver does look a wee bit out of place. I would have done a double take!