Sometimes a situation in life unveils itself, and it is a thing of unparalleled beauty. Such experiences are infrequent, but their rarity is compensated by magnificence, elegance and grace. Importantly, these occurrences are defined by the combination and the whole; the elements, seemingly bland and uninteresting in the singular, coming together to form an event unmarred by the norm and pushing towards the divine.
Such an experience happened to me a few days ago:
- Aq, in Marks & Spencers (a relatively upmarket retail chain, for those of you unfamiliar with it).
- I call him on his mobile.
- He accidentally places me on speakerphone.
- His phone crashes and he can neither switch the speaker phone off…or…hang up.
Cue, your brave narrator shouting things down the phone as an embarrassed Aq desperately tries to remove the battery to silence the Bacon onslaught.
Beautiful. I could have not wished for a finer person to be stuck in M&S with a phone locked on speakerphone. Oh, and if the tables were turned, he would have milked it for all its worth too.