Mister: I love your shoes. Are they new (he says with an enquiring look)?
Missus: Yes, my darling aren’t they gorgeous. They are the latest 10.5 Divas.
Mister: Yes angel, I can see that they are very beautiful but…
Missus: Don’t you think my darling that they make my legs look longer and I just adore the way my ankles seem slimmer and my calves more supple. They are so comfortable, I really can’t believe it.
Mister: Your legs do look sensational in those heels I will admit… but angel…I thought we had agreed to put a temporary halt on any discretionary spending for the next few months …Remember my ange, we thought we might take it easy and spend a little less with the way the economy is, credit crunch and all. We did speak about this…
Missus: (interrupting) Of course my darling I totally understand and that is why I am saving money with these divine darlings.
Mister: Oh how silly of me, I misunderstood you my angel. You mean that you are saving money by buying these shoes?
Missus: Yes my darling, I am saving so much money because these shoes are completely updating last season’s wardrobe. I have saved a fortune by buying these – Don’t you see? I haven’t had to buy any other new outfits – I can wear these babies with all my old clothes. This is like investing in a pension fund my darling – all those savings for the future… you know the ‘spend a little save a lot’ strategy.
Mister: Of course my angel….Why didn’t I think of it like that? Perhaps you should buy two pairs and save even more….
Missus: My darling, I knew you would understand…
I do love a good investment, xv.