A short while back it was my 40th wedding anniversary, so we had a big party in our garden with a marquee (I got told off for calling it a 'tent'), a hog roast, a disco, lots of booze, etc.
So I went to get a sum of cash from my bank who wanted to know why I wished to withdraw just short of £3000. Apparently they have to ask so that we 'old people' don't get scammed, which is fair enough I suppose. I said that I wanted it for 'alcohol and partying'. The young lady in the bank laughed and asked what I really wanted it for. I replied with the same answer and she said "Do you really want me to put that down on the form"?
I explained and she said that it was the first time anyone had given that answer. My reply was that some people must lead very sheltered lives.
The party was a huge success. I bought my wife a ruby and diamond ring and she bought me, wait for it...... A Hornby Dublo Flying Scotsman Train Set!!! I am now collecting more track, locomotives and rolling stock to build a model railway. I got 33 waggons at a local auction last Saturday.