I am feeling a tiny bit embarrassed. As I walked back tonight I passed two women who were trying to put a large box in the boot of a salon car. When I say large, I mean a square cardboard box a metre to each side. And by saloon car, I mean a completely ordinary car with an old-fashioned boot. The ‘slot’ in the boot was all of 0.5 metres high, and an inspection from a range of a mile or two would have shown that the box would not fit in the car in any way shape or form. And yet, whilst I walked past, I watched them for maybe a minute struggling to try various orientations to see if it would fit – it was so silly it wouldn’t even make good television.
I’m embarrassed since I didn’t stop to help … but to be honest I just couldn’t think of what to say! I wonder if they are still there?