Yes Mrs Robinson Blog

All tied up!

I’ve just arrived home from an exhausting Christmas shopping trip and couldn’t wait to share a few thoughts. If you’re lucky enough to have a wonderful grown-up son to shop for then, if you know where to look, you could end up with much more than sore feet and overloaded hemp bags…

I thought I’d treat Jez to a posh tie to wear at his forthcoming civil nuptials. I fought my way through the fretful crowds to some designer menswear departments.  I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before – these are just the right places to find handsome and eager-to-please young men who want to tend to your every need! I’m talking delightful menswear shop assistants. I’m sure they’re not all stereotypically gay either, especially the one who was giving me his full attention. I’m sure there was a flicker of frisson between us, but, of course, he could have been on commission! I had to stop myself from asking ‘are you free?’ And it would have been highly inappropriate for me to ask if I could measure his inside leg.

Let’s just say it took ever such a long time for me to decide on my purchase – I even had to get him to take off his own tie and try on a few to show me. Part of the reason it took so long was that I couldn’t quite manage to concentrate fully on the ties… He was definitely flirting with me! Mercenary or not, it gave me a bit of a lift and left me somewhat hot and flustered, so I had to go straight to the café for a frappé!

I think I might have conveniently developed a long-lost brother for whom I wish to buy a shirt…

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