I headed off to Braehead shopping mall this morning with the intention of buying a replacement electric toothbrush at a larger branch of Boots. What I did not know was that the stores do not open until 10 am. At least most of them don't....
By pure chance the Apple Store in the mall was open and I sauntered in ... and found that today is the day the new iWatch arrived in the shops for sale.
I am a big Apple user, i.e. jet-engine of a Apple computer with large screen for desk-top publishing work, an iPhone and iPad. I was aware of the new techy watch coming out and was interested because I have an ordinary wrist-watch which never sits squarely. I like a leather strap but all straps are basically the same. On my wrist the face and the buckle always slide around to sit 90 degrees to what they should.
So I bought one or at least I ordered one. The lad wanted to demonstrate all the 'techy' features to me; I spent all my time fussing about the strap!
I am dreadful that way! Whenever I go to buy a car (and I do buy my own) I am not interested in the battery or dip stick, just let me concentrate on getting a really good radio and CD player (or rather as it used to be: a 'tape cassette'.)
But, of course, I can now have fun bragging to my younger friends that I have ordered a watch. It didn't take long to get the desired reaction: "No. 1 Son is impressed. Says it is a clever bit of kit." Quite so!