Thursday, 18 December 2008
Do Cufflinks come in Different Sizes?
So there I was today in Marks & Spencer (in Romford...er...Essex), browsing the shelves to fill up my knicker-drawer for Christmas, and I get stopped by these two young late-teenage Chav(ish) looking young girls looking rather perplexed.
“Excuse me”, they said, “can we ask you a question ?”
Oh madam, you may ask me anything, but my heart belongs to…Me [I thought]. But I acquiesced.
And then came what was (for me) the Question of the Year, they asked: “Do cufflinks come in different sizes?”.
I was a little taken aback but I managed to stumble a reply “Er…no. They’re all the same size".
It seems these two young charmers were searching for a pair for a solicitor (lawyer). [Please, gentlemen at the back, refrain from suggesting “did he see these two through their first court case?”].
Anyway, I managed to steer them away from their natural inclinations to buy Bling and helped them choose an appropriate pair: a circular silver pair with inlaid faux-mother-of-pearl. At least they didn’t regard the pair as “minging” or “gay” (the unfortunate modern vernacular, I’m afraid).
But we met again at the check-out and they seemed to be very happy with their purchase. I felt I had sent them off with a good parting shot: “A shirt isn’t a proper shirt unless it has cufflinks on it”.
So that was my good deed done for the day. Like showing an old lady across the road.
…Do cufflinks come in different sizes?…….dear oh dear!