Since You Ask, No - we’re not.
With the Irishman still in possession of that hired Transit van, there was an ideal opportunity to get a couple of big furniture items delivered for free. Having moved into a new home, he needed to get some stuff too, so I cycled over to his house on Sunday morning, where we put Wilf into the back of the van, and headed off to the Swedish furniture mega store. You know the one - no need to mention its name. Suffice to say that it’s the one that’s in a big blue building, sells cheap hot dogs near the checkouts, and is a cause of untold marital strife when couples visit just to pick up a few things (candles are usually somewhere at the root of this problem).
So there we were walking around the shop with a trolley, each with a shopping list from our respective wives. It was then that I spotted a floral print shopping bag - perfect for Daughter to use for her swimming gear. I picked it up to look at it, and the Irishman started laughing. I knew just what he was thinking - two stylish looking guys walking around The Swedish Furniture Megastore together on a Sunday morning . . . people could easily jump to completely the wrong conclusion about us. I sidled up to the shopping trolley & put Daughter’s new bag into it, at which point The Irishman said,
If you try to hold my hand right now, I’ll smack you
Like that sort of behaviour wouldn’t be consistent with people’s stereotypes.
- Type: Cycle
- Date: 05/04/2008
- Total Time: 00:45:00.00
- Distance: 10 miles
- Average Speed: 13.33 mph