I was getting a tube home one night, when a man got on and complimented me on my “fabulous” trousers.
We got chatting about his fashion company, and he offered to send me a sample. This may be an everyday occurrence for Alexa Cheung but not for me. And then he asked what I did.
"I work in children’s publishing," I replied with just a hint of pride.
"Oh," he said, looking me up and down. "But…..you’re cool.”
If I had just said publishing, the outcome might have been different. But clearly children’s publishing ranks below librarian in the fashion stakes. Whatever - his clothes were rubbish anyway.