A lovely lady came in. She didn’t move very well and had a stick. She said she wanted to buy some scarves so we starting looking at the scarves and discussing the options. I asked her whether she preferred lacy edging or plain edging, and she told me she liked to be tied to her bedposts using them.
Me: “…….OK...The lacy edging ones are pretty but the plain edged ones come in more patterns.”
Her: “I have a husband and a lover, and I like my lover to tie me up on the bed.”
Me: “Er….This one is nice, and it also comes in cream. I mean blue. No, er, neutral. It comes in neutral!”
Her: “I like the feel of them on my arms and legs and the sense that I can’t get away and anything could happen.”
Me: “……………Er….. Would you like to take both of these?”
But she was off; in a little reverie about bondage and scarves and extra-marital lovers. By the time she came round I’d rung up the sales and was talking to another customer about dry lining her water tank. Bondage girl paid for her things and walked away with a little wistful smile on her face. I don’t want to think about what she was imagining.