October 18th, 2003


A funny thing happened to me on the way to Oxfam.

Picture the scene. I'm wearing my basic outfit for flick's party. You know what the theme is, you can guess how I look. I'm working my way around the charity shops in Maidenhead, trying to find that elusive fifth item of apparel for under £100. And there's a nudge at my back, and someone I know in another context says "It was much better the second time, wasn't it."
He's dressed almost the same as me and is showing an extra-friendly smile.