The scene: two women, shopping together. For the first few moments, they are completely focused upon the task at hand, rummaging in silence along the racks. The dark-haired one spots a red skirt and triumphantly brandishes it in front of the other. Then she speaks;
‘Ooooooh, look what I’ve just found – isn’t it lovely! What do you think?’
Her friend glances up and coos appreciatively. ‘Yes – it’s absolutely gorgeous. And just your shade’.
Brunette turns. ‘No, no – not for me! For you – I can just see you in this’
(Friend’s smile freezes and starts to wobble). ‘What do you mean?’
‘Well – it’s just very you, don’t you think?’
(Friend places her shopping on the floor and, incredulous, looks the item up and down). ‘In what way is it me? It’s absolutely disgusting.”