― A funny-but-not-funny thing happened to me on Wednesday. ∙ I had to take the car in to Beaurepaires as the night before I saw a massive nut and bolt in my tyre [how do those suckers get in there?] and the tyre was bound to be a flat in the next 24 hours. ∙ But that's not the funny part. ∙ The next day, while killing time window shopping (non full-time wages makes me undertake this pointless practice), while waiting for the update on my tyre repair, I got the call from the [...].