I think that's what happened to my dad when he allowed himself to be photographed wearing this sombrero. It's perhaps what happened to my grandmother for allowing herself to be photographed with him.
Grateful: 1.) An emotion you feel when you realize the amount of time that has passed since such an incident (19 years); 2.) A degree of relief that rushes over you when you find out he only wore such an item because he was vacationing near the Mexican border; 3.) The knowledge that he long ago shaved his fuzzy nose neighbor and no longer looks like he belongs south of the border.