“Broke glasses. Arm came off. had to go for interview in old specs”
Oh the ignominy!!
Y’know, in retrospect, maybe fate was trying to tell me something?
As a result of not having my regular ‘comfy’ specs on I was doubtless more squirmy than I otherwise would have been at this important interview at WH Smith in Winchester.
So squirmy in fact that I was probably summarily dismissed within just a few minutes as a “terrible candidate” for part-time employment.
I can tell you that I didn’t get the job. Just as well, given how things would otherwise pan out over the following weeks, months, years and decades.
Whenever I read something like this that happened 35 years ago I can’t help but wonder how different my entire life would have been had things taken an alternate course back then.
Life is one big chaos theory.