They spurned the jacket I was considering, instead pointing out a more expensive one. I tried it on.
“That’s a very good coat Daniel.”
For a moment they seemed so approving I almost thought they were taking the piss.
“See that’s casual enough to wear on weekends.”
“Look in the mirror. Those shoes aren’t helping.”
No, it’s true, the shoes weren’t helping. Even with my limited capacity in the clothing judgement department, it was undeniable that the coat was very nice. Ch-ching, or should I say swipe — another purchase on the credit card. Maybe the sales assistant sensed my fear; he emphasised I could return it for any reason. “Even if you decide you don’t like it.”
But I do like it. And hey, at least the advice was free. Sometimes I need all the advice I can get.