Be that as it may, I am also wearing a bow tie. And I'm sure it looks just as silly as it feels. I snagged it a couple of weeks ago from evil_jim who was getting rid of it, and am wearing it just to see what kind of reaction it will get from my coworkers. Most people are comfortable enough to point it out and ask why I'm wearing it, but I've spoken with a couple of people from different departments who are having a hard time maintaining eye-contact and a straight face. I'm just itching for somebody to come over here with a problem so that I can make a big production out of straightening the tie and saying "Well. Let's have a look then."
The fact that I engage in this sort of behavior to maintain my sanity sort of proves that it's not working.