Good evening, Sir Samuel, and may I say what a nice scarf you’re wearing. And Captain Carrot. Please sit down. We have a lot of business to finish.
Ok this is one of my favourite little lines in terms of Sam/Sybil. Just that little throw-away comment pointing out he’s wearing the scarf. And the fact that Sam is wearing the scarf is so important because
- It’s a terrible scarf. It was a supposed to be socks but Sybil messed up. He’s wearing it anyway.
- It’s not even winter. I don’t think a season is specifically pointed out, but it’s certainly not winter given the lack of snow. It’s probably far too warm to even need a scarf. There is no reason for him to wear this ugly scarf and yet.
- Sam was in the bath when Sybil told him Vetinari wanted him right away. That means that while rushing to get dressed to go present himself to the lord of the city, he went out of his way to specifically pick up an ugly scarf it’s too warm to wear.
And he went out of his way to wrap an ugly, probably knobbly and itchy scarf that was supposed to be a sock around his neck and then wear it to the palace all because doing so would make Sybil happy. And he just loves Sybil so much.