Saturday, September 8, 2007
Yesterday I went to a pub where I'd accidentally left a couple of pencil drawings of rhododendrons last week. I said to the Australian bartender 'I left some sketches here last week. Could you see if they've been handed in, please?' He went to the end of the bar and phoned the office, only to come back and say: 'Sorry. No one's handed in any shoes lately.' I was staggered until I realised he'd mistaken 'sketches' for 'Skechers', a famous shoe brand.