Friday, December 13, 2013

Ghost of Christmas past?

Christmas shopping time!
I was perusing the aisles of the chemist looking at various smelly things in glittery boxes. There was a very respectable suited gentleman standing in front of the items I wanted to examine. He was oblivious to me as he was talking animatedly on his mobile phone.
Not wanting to be rude I stood for a moment to try to catch his attention. Then he uttered the immortal words to his friend on the other end of the line.
"The sight of you in that mankini will stay with me forever."
I, of course, burst out laughing.
He glanced up and suddenly realised that he wasn't having a private conversation. His voice was booming all over the shop. He turned puce, twirled on his toes and raced out the door.
I must say, I couldn't get this image out of my head for the rest of the day either!