At work, on the first Friday of every month, we can wear our own clothes if we donate £3.00 to the Marie Curie charity. I always pay and take up any chance to get out of the uniform. There is usually a colour theme we are asked to stick to, and it varies as each month passes. Last month was a purple day. I wore my purple skinny jeans and my new Roxy Music vest.
I remember it was a cold night, but I couldn’t resist wearing a bit of Bryan.
That night, a lady colleague said to Steve…
“Does Zara think it’s the middle of Summer wearing a vest?”
Steve replied “No, she’s in love with Roxy Music and she wanted to wear her new top”
Now, this particular lady is one of my favourite people at work because she is very quirky and pretty much a fruitcake. She wears the most odd clothes and I just adore her style. We have had some laughs at work and she occasionally brings in cakes and biscuits that she has baked at home. I always tell her that I wish she was my Auntie, and that when I’m older I’d love to be a little loopy like her. It’s all very bizzare.
Anyway, back to the story…The lady then walked over to me and said “I have something to tell you, Zara… Bryan Ferry once asked me out”
Now, if you knew this lovely lady, you would know that she’s not the kind of person to lie about something like this -It’s just not the way she rolls.
“What?! Are you kidding me?” I said.
The look on my face must have been the most shocked look I’ve ever pulled.
“Why?!” I shouted .
Which, looking back, probably sounded very insulting, although what I actually meant to say was “What situation were you in, for that to happen?”. Fortunately, she saw the funny side and called me “cheeky“. I started laughing and bombarded her with millions of questions. It turns out that she was leaving her work once and Bryan Ferry was outside by his car with a few people. He started chatting to her and asked if she’d like to join him (wherever he was going). The convo went on, but to cut it short, the lady kindly refused and went home. She said it was only afterwards, in the car on the way home, that she said to herself “Oh wow! That was Bryan Ferry!”
I asked her why she turned him down and she said she just didn’t want to go with him.
The lady is obviously not as bigger fan as I am! I probably would have tried to ravage him at first sight. This was “back in the day” as well, so he was probably all young and extra hot! …spicy, even!