After merrily perusing the knickers in M&S, I went to the tills to pay for six pairs. As I approach the counter I note it seems strange to have a young lad on the cashdesk in the middle of lingerie.
Then it hits me. I used to teach him. My heart sinks lower than you can imagine.
"You're not buying underwear are you, miss?"
"We are on the underwear floor. Is there another till up here?" I ask hopefully.
"No. You'll have to pay somewhere else."
"Well, I'm not paying for underwear with my carrots. Just stick them through the till."
"Aren't you embarrassed?"
"Yes, just get on with it."
"This should be illegal!" he declares.