Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Zipper HospitalJessie DuBay
So you need to get
zippers fixed a lot?Sometimes, yeah. You can get zippers fixed, but I mostly come
here for alterations; Jeans, dresses, prom dresses, whatever.
Zippers, buttons, or
Velcro?Well, Velcro's problem is it gets stuck on everything. If Velcro
got stuck to my tights right now, it would probably rip it. So don't even
consider Velcro. And buttons become loose, right? They fall off. Then you have
to come here to get your buttons reattached anyway, so you should probably go
What's your favorite possession
with a zipper on it?I have a purse that's largely made of zippers. It's got zippers
all over. Some don't lead to a pocket. Some do lead to a pocket. Zippers on the
inside. Zippers on the outside.
Why are you so
favorable about something so wildly impractical?Because it's fashionable. Isn't most fashion that looks good
Hmm. ... You may be
onto something there. How have your overall lifetime experiences with zipping
been?It makes a great noise when you zip things, so it's fun to
zip and unzip. Unzipping things can probably be the most fun thing about it - in
a scandalous way.
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