Sitting in Marks and Spencer's, waiting outside the changing room for Leo to try on a suit. The cafe is behind me and i get the whiffs of toast, beans, sausages and the noises of cutlery and tea cups, chairs scraping and families chatting. (brings back memories of working in Bewleys!!)
Then i get to thinking, why the hell do all department stores have cafes!!!?
Have visions of women all tressed up, with hats and gloves, making their day trips into town to do their seasonal clothes shopping...followed around by suck up sales assistances and taking lunch in the cafeteria!
Then leaving in their carriage with stacks of hat boxes filled with tissue paper and clothes!
It was twenty (minus fifteen) years ago today…
4 months ago