I shouldn't have bothered.
The man in the building society kept asking me, 'Are you in receipt of a state pension?' I mean, do I look that old?
So I wasn't in the right frame of mind to try on clothes. I went to Wallis and Red Herring when I obviously should have been in the OAP department in M&S. "A nice beige twinset and brown nylon slacks don't show the dirt and they come up a treat in the wash."
In the end I bought two tops including one t-shirt that was in the sale in Republic and which I didn't try on until I got home. Which was a mistake. I forgot that when trendy shop labels say size 12 they mean small size 12 not M&S size 12.
I am beginning to sympathise with Victor Meldrew.