Pic is by Raimond Spekking/Wikipedia
For absolute escapism, I like to read Katie Fforde’s books. They often cover some quite difficult human issues treated sensitively, but in a way that frequently provokes a chuckle. In the end they seem lighthearted, probably because the good protagonist always wins out.
And every so often, I come across a gem of a quote. This one, from Wedding Season, recently had me scurrying to the mirror and then laughing at myself.
The speech is from the mother of a bride, after the wedding, to the dressmaker.
“Your bra has obviously been properly fitted. But if you knew how many women are ignorant of the fact that the nipple should be halfway between the top of the shoulder and the elbow. You see more nipples at elbow height than you can shake a stick at.”
Sadly, our breasts do droop as we get older. But I’d never thought of it like that before. I was one of those many ignorant women. Now I do know what to check for when I’m shopping for underwear. Was it new to you, too?