Email to new colleague:
I am asking your advice because I know you have a Barbour and you may know a little bit about them, and you may be able to give wise counsel. This is not urgent so you can ignore this email and we can chitchat over the gin I am bringing in on Monday. Here is the story...
My (tall, Canadian) husband needs a Barbour (or similar) but is not yet aware of this fact. (Obvs I will have to bring it round to yours so you can run over it in your 1973 Land Rover/tractor to make it look less new). Here is why:
- He looks nice in green;
- It is waterproof, highly practical, has lots of pockets, isn't too heavy (he gets very hot as has different thermostat to the rest of us, i.e. in t-shirt in -5 saying WHY ARE YOU WEARING A COAT?);
- He can wear it in his allotment, in the supermarket, on the way to work (as a vet), when with cows in a field or when with Lady Pontefract-Cupcakes & the Sheikh of Milk-Sheikh discussing their horses' wonky fetlocks;
- If I get him a Barbour it will stop him from going to M&S and buying the kind of 'blouson' a geography teacher would wear on a field trip to Ironbridge.
I wondered if you knew anything about them. I had a Gamefair about 300 years ago (until my housemate at university borrowed it to master a crap drug deal & it got nicked off the back of a chair in the pub with 1kg of hash in the game pocket). I remember it as pretty simple but pretty good, although we will draw a veil over why a person from London took a Barbour to university in 1987.
Thanks x 100.
Pip "Mince Fucking Pies Everywhere and Permanently Drunk - Isn't Life Grand!!" Pip