I bumped into an old acquaintance at the weekend. I would say friend but that would be putting too strong a term on the relationship. Someone I used to work with, socialise with occasionally but who, I eventually realised, I didn't actually like all that much.
We had a brief conversation which I will relay as best I remember.
Me: So, what you up to these days?
Him: Trainee manager, mate. Tesco, mate.
Me: (Wondering why it was said with such pride) Oh!
Him: Be managing my own store in no time.
Me: I'll watch out for their shares plummeting, then.
Ah, it was short but sweet. I set off with a spring in my step...