A man walking around a city center shopping district saw a shirt he really liked in a shop window display, but hesitated to go in and buy it when he realized it was a charity shop.
Myke Woodson, 53, was browsing in Hull when he happened to notice a particularly stylish short-sleeved button-up wine-colored casual shirt by Aramis, for the ridiculous price of only £1.
In a daze, he looked up and saw that he was, in fact, stood outside the Help the Aged charity shop. Dark, shadowy feelings crept over him.
One was shame. What would people say if they saw him going into a tat shop? Or, worse, what if they bumped into him on a night out, saw his shirt, and asked him where he'd bought it? He was a poor liar - they would see the dishonesty in his eyes! Oh, the horror!
He reflected: his reticence must be overcome. After all, that shirt would be £40 if new, and it looked new!
He dashed in, grabbed the garment from the window display, tried it on, and paid for it, quicker than you could say 'cheapskate', then made for the door.
Shop assistant, Gladys Blenkinsop, 78, heard him muttering:
"Let people think what they like. The scorn they pour on me is like water off a duck's back. They should get on with their own affairs, and stop concerning themselves with what's happening in other people's lives."