I thought that this may amuse you all.
I have been looking for a pair of performance trainers (not because I'm fast - lardy by name, lardy by nature - but because I am trying the Gordon Pirie method of running and need something without a 6inch heel) and have been lamenting the lack of running shops in the North Oxford area.
So whilst out doing the Saturday morning shopping duty with my lovely lady wife yesterday she noticed that I was getting rather agitated looking at bath mats in Debenhams, and suggested that I go and have a look in the sports section!!!!???? - THE SPORTS SECTION OF DEBENHAMS...........
Running is for hard (wo)men - not wimps who shop at Debenhams - even a high street sports shop would be better than that. I was outraged and incensed, and I am embarrassed to say, rather sarcastic and rude. Once I had managed to get my ego back in check I did return to the 'soft furnishing' dept and apologise for my over-reaction - she was, after all, just trying to be supportive and helpful.