I didn't even bother flicking through to see if words grabbed me ( I often read a random page when considering a new book ) - I loved "Toast" so much, I just had to buy "Eating for England".
Plus it had a cool cover pic.
And it was FREE due to the 'shopper rewards' I accumulate from always buying from the same bookshop. Win/win.
And there were new kittens in the Pet Shop. Fighting and biting each other and chasing toys.
And I ran into an old work colleague from over 10yrs ago.
He looked the same, but I was blonder, with shorter hair, fatter ( in a bump-hugging top that left no question to my 'condition' ) and pushing a stroller and yelling after a 3yr old that was running ahead. A little different from the girl with the long dark hair in an Amanda-from-Melrose-Place inspired Power Suit.
So I took off my sunnies and said hello while giving both my first and last names.
Lucky he either recognised me, or is overly-skilled after a lifetime of sales work, so any 'who the hell...?' confusion was well masked.
So that was nice.
And on the way home my stroller wheel got caught on the railway track and flung my son out.
Which didn't hurt him, but certainly gave him a scare.
When we recomposed, he told me he didn't like me anymore.
I think he thought I did it on purpose.
Which is pretty funny.