An enlightened reader (ER) of this website walked into a shop in London today.
Assistant with no brain (AWNB): Good afternoon, can I help you?
ER: Thank you but just having a look around
AWNB: Ok, but could you sanitise your hands please (pointing to a table with sanitiser on it)
ER: I’m wearing gloves
AWNB: You still need to sanitise your hands
ER: My hands are in my gloves
AWNB: You need to sanitise your hands
ER: What you mean is I need to sanitise my gloves
AWNB looks at me like I’m mad: No, your hands
ER: No …. I’m not having this nonsense - that’s me done here. Bye bye.
Rather like clinically insane Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford, no doubt AWNB would insist that she was merely “following the science”.