Point being, when I initially consented to the interview the most pressing worry on my mind was (naturally) what to wear. However just now - while mentally tossing on and off nearly everything in my wardrobe - a more concerning worry just hit me.
It occurs to me that while 'talking' about US-PAK relations on national television, I may just find myself caught between a rock and a hard place. If I display exuberant friendliness vis-a-vis the Amreeki gang, I may just be placed on our local Talibani to-bomb list. Assuming I take an anti-Amreekan stance I may just be placed on the Embassy blacklist doomed never to see Manhattan again.
I have no idea which be worse: potential death-a'la-Taliban or never-to-return-to-Manhattan. I suspect that both possibilities may be very-very painful.
So now I have two equally concerning things to worry about:
1. What to wear? 2. What to say?