Sample papershop banter:
Papershop Bloke: Colder today isn’t it?
Me: yes, it is a bit
PB: Still, at least you’re not cold on the bike (I may have been a bit pink and breathless at this point)
Me: no, it’s not that cold when you’re cycling
PB: Yes, you won’t be cold on the bike. You nose may be running, but you’re not cold.
Yes, indeed, and thank you for pointing that one out. Still at least I got off more lightly than the farmer chap who was in the shop the other day, as reported by the other half:
PB: Bit nippy out today, isn’t it? (you may detect a bit of a theme developing here)
Farmer Chap: Yes, it is a bit. Still I’ll be warm this afternoon as I’ll be in all day with the sheep
PB: (to other half as Farmer Chap leaves): hope he gets himself a pretty one…