Two strange things I saw this morning

1. A large man, in pajamas and a bath robe, taking the metro from Gallery Place to Tenleytown. In other words, this guy wasn't making a quick stop to the nearest grocery store... he went across the city in a bath robe. I have not come up with a satisfying explanation and I did not have the balls to ask him.

2. A plate in the kitchen of the econ department with "Made in the People's Republic of China" on the back - not "Made in China". I've never seen it written like that. It was an IKEA plate. Do they write "People's Republic of China" out in Europe or something?