Chuffed as I was with my ill-gotten fifty pounds the day took another turn for the Blaggy as I queued to buy food in Marks & Spencer.
I'd decided to go for the snack-sized sushi and was waiting in line behind a woman who was buying the entire store. She turned and smiled at me a few times and then turned and apologised for holding me up. I smiled back and told her not to worry about it, that I didn't have anywhere important to be.
A few minutes later she was finishing her purchase and the checkout clerk informed her that because she'd spent so much she was entitled to a free bottle of wine. The woman declined, saying that she wasn't much of a drinker. Then the oddest thing happened. She turned to me and said: 'Unless you'd like it?'
Now normally I would've been terribly British about the whole thing and gratefully declined. However, I found myself saying: 'Yes, please. I'll take a bottle of red.' And I did; thanking her very much, of course.
All in all: not a bad day...