I bought some salad stuff and for a treat, some half price Ben & Jerry's ice cream. He suggested going to our famous local butcher for some food. I said to get us some sausages and if they've any nice kebabs, get three of those. So yesterday morning he set off on his bike to go to Taylor's.
When he came back he presented me with a receipt for £65.
The air was blue.
How could 6 sausages and 3 kebabs cost £65?
That's the cost of a week's food shopping!
Turns out he's having a barbecue on Wednesday for his sixth form class and he'd bought them each two of Taylor's best 100% British beef burgers and four, yes four, of Taylor's bespoke British pork and apricot and pork and chestnut sausages.
He's spent more on five sixth formers than I spend on my family in a week!!
I pointed out that he could have gone to Iceland and bought Birds Eye burgers and Wall's sausages and the sixth formers wouldn't know the difference.
Sometimes I think he lives on another planet.
We'll be on chickpeas and butterbeans for the rest of the week.