I want some light bulbs please.
Bayonet or screw?
Large or small fitting?
Pearl or clear?
This conversation has happened to me before and I always try to be as prepared as I can so today I walked into the hardware store and asked for, 'Two, 40 watt, clear, large-bayo, golf-ball light bulbs please.' I felt smug until I was asked:
Energy saving or conventional?
Smugness evaporated. 'I didn't know you could get those in energy saving,' I said.
'You can't yet but you may as well be ready.'
Ironmongers with attitude. What's not to love?